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Mark W. Ludwig, 39, of 12025 Cherie Drive, Austin, Texas, a former Berkshire County resident, died Sunday night in Austin, Texas as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born in Mt. Kisco, New York, on August 25, 1964, a son of the late Frank and Patricia (Fahl) Ludwig. He moved to Vermont with his family at age 5, and attended schools there, graduating from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, VT, in 1982. He moved to Texas in 1998, and until his death, he had worked as Senior Manager for Software products at Polycom Inc. in Austin. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium. He enjoyed golfing, boating, traveling, and spending time with his family, friends and co-workers. He is survived by two brothers, Michael A. Ludwig and his wife, Linda, of Adams, MA, and Jeffrey R. Ludwig and his wife, Jeanne, of Saranac, New York; one sister, Laurie A. Ludwig of Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire. The funeral will be held on Friday, July 2, at 9:00 a.m. from the Auge- Paciorek-Simmons Funeral Home , 13 Hoosac St. Adams, MA, 01220, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Raphael's Church, Cole Avenue, Williamstown. Rev. Mark Burke, S.J., Pastor of St. Patrick and St. Raphael Parish, Williamstown, will officiate. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown. Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held in Austin, Texas at a date to be announced. Memorial donations may be made to the Mark William Ludwig Memorial Fund, through the funeral home.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Jul. 1, 2004.
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April 28, 2015
Hello, is this the same Mark Ludwig related to the Keils of Philadelphia, Pa. My deep deep sympathies if it is and if it is not.
Willa-Belle Hamilton
June 27, 2014
Miss you Mark...
Mark- 10 years. Still hurting for you- and will remember you and your infectious laugh and unending enthusiasm until the minute I die.
March 27, 2013
My sweet brother, I miss you so much. You were a strong influence on me and my life choices and I miss having you to talk to. I KNOW you have been at my house again recently and I am comforted by your presence. I love you with all my heart, Mark, as always.
Laurie Ludwig
March 10, 2013
Love you Mark and miss you everyday. Thanks for the guidance in the everyday chores of life.
Mike Ludwig
March 10, 2013
Mark- thanks for playing "in my life" today while I was looking at your pictures. I miss you and love you baggie.
December 20, 2012
Mark, Getting close to another Christmas, only 5 more sleeps. If the world end tonight- I will see you then. If not, see you soon enough. We all miss you and love you baggie.
Mike Ludwig
July 7, 2010
Mark, Thinking of you and the love and joy you brought to your entire family. You were truly a precious person to have impacted so many lives in such a wonderful way. You still continue to be an important presence and are thoguth of often. Love, Vickey
Vickey Abate
June 27, 2010
Mark,

We are down in Massachusetts today, its been 6 years. Today's Mass was beautiful and we were all in the front row. As I do every 6/27, I'll be up to see you tonight. We miss you and love you.
Mike Ludwig
August 26, 2008
Hi Uncle Mark,

It's unfortunate that we didn't get to meet you, especially if you're anything like the rest of the LUDWIG clan. It's such a blessing to be apart of this family. So many have told me that Greg gets his sarcasm and humor from you. You would be so proud of your nephew. He has become a wonderful father and husband! Greg repeatedly talks about how successful you were and how you worked your way up in a great company. You're a big inspiration to him and I thank you for that! As for the kiddos one thing's for sure, Lil' Landon may look like mommy, but acts like a LUDWIG! And Shea, doesn't her name say it all:)

Happy Birthday from the New Additions to the Ludwig Clan!

Love,
Daisy, Landon, and Shea

P.S. Landon and I love COOKIE CRISP too:)
Daisy Ludwig
August 26, 2008
Gosh Mark, We still miss you so much it hurts. Jeff & I just sit here in disbelief, still to this day. Isn't it just crazy what happened to you? Hard to wrap our heads around I tell you. I hope you can feel all the extra special love that is being sent your way, today being your 44th birthday. It was a tough day, truly. I worry about Laurie on these days too, you guys were close and it's hard on her. You were good to her, bless your sweet heart. Well, on a much lighter note...I hope you got one of your legendary laughs out of me today, the "prizes" et al I did for Jeff today! I know, right?! I just figured if you were here, that would likely be something you would do too. I just wish you were here. SO bad. I love you Mark, Favorite
Jeanne Ludwig
August 25, 2008
08/25/08 - Happy Birthday Mark. Love & miss you, always.
Laurie
August 24, 2008
Markie,

as you know I have had some down time, and been thinking about you a lot. We were on the road today and saw a bad accident and thats all I could think of the rest of the day...

I wanted to say Happy Birthday to you buddy, and we'll have a cold one tomorrow together. I'll be up.
Mike
June 28, 2008
Mark,

Just sitting here thinking about you, crying me eyes out, its so unfair, I'm so angry. We love you and miss you, Love Mike
Mike Ludwig
May 11, 2008
Mark,

I know you have been in our lives since you left us, but never as much as now. As you already know, all of your paperwork is settled, and we have had one wedding already and another in June. And we know how much you love parties. We think about you and cry almost everyday. Thank you for the guidance and help, and we will celebrate with you this summer.
Mike
May 10, 2008
05/10/08 - Miss you today, as always. All my love, Sis xo
January 1, 2008
01/01/07 - Happy New Year, Mark. I wish you were here. Love always, Laurie
Laurie Ludwig
December 8, 2007
Dear Mark, I'm thinking about you again today and missing you, as usual. I had to say goodbye to Boo yesterday - well you already know that don't you? I hope he's already found you and is behaving himself. Remember when you asked me why I talked to him in a British accent? That was so funny. You know how much he meant to me. I miss you honey! Still - so very much. Wish you were here to celebrate the holidays with. I love you, Mark.
Laurie
June 26, 2007
Markie,

I think we did a good job on the red light running news story. Hopefully it will help some other family from having to go through this.

Tomorrow is the 27th, I will be up to see you. Thanks for your help when I needed you in the hospital in November.

We all miss you so much, I remember you everyday. Love ya Baggie, say hi to Mom and Dad.
Mike Ludwig
October 2, 2006
Mark,

It is still very hard to go through anything that has your stamp on it. I am getting together the items to finish up your business, and came across all your stuff from Red Lobster, moving to the cape, GR, and 3 lighters in your briefcase! And 2 phillips screwdrivers. I am still in shock. I looked at your pictures from your house, Polycom, your car, the accident report, oh my God, what an awful thing. We all miss you and love you everyday.
Mike
August 26, 2006
Dear Mark, I thought about you all day yesterday. In typical style, I fell down a few steps and sprained my left knee! Of course it would happen on your birthday so I thought of all the times I fell down and you picked me back up and then laughed yourself sick. I always liked how you thought about it later and just burst out laughing... you are such a pip! Anyway, I wanted you to know I was thinking about you, missing you, and as always, loving you with all my heart. Happy Birthday. I love you big brother... xo
Laurie Ludwig
August 25, 2006
Happy birthday Uncle Mark. I'll have a gin and tonic in your honor tonight. We love and miss you more than words can say - but you already know that. Please send some comfort to us, especially Dad, Uncle Jeff and Aunt Laurie; I know they will need it today.
Kate Ludwig
August 24, 2006
Hey Markie,

I wanted to be the first to wish you a happy 42nd birthday. I will be working all day long, but you are here, you know that. I am dedicating the day to you, and I miss you everyday. Knock something off a shelf tomorrow so I know where you are. Luv ya,
Mike
Mike Ludwig
July 31, 2006
Uncle Mark - I've been thinking a lot about you this morning. My boss lost his youngest brother to a heart attack over the weekend and it brought back a lot of extremely sad memories of when we lost you. I just can't help but feel that it isn't fair - that bad things happen to good people - and it makes me really mad that so many people leave us way before it's their time. Just know that I'm thinking about you today and I miss you very much.
Kate Ludwig
July 11, 2006
Hey Mark--
I woke up this morning earlier than uaual, got on my computer and you popped into my mind. I am sorry for not visiting that much. I wish I would have kept in touch with you. I know Mom talks with Jeanne once and a while. I live in MA now, I have been here since May 28, 2004. I would see Mike if I went up to the Hadley mall. I need you to know something, not a day goes by without me thinking of Aunt Pat, Uncle Frank and you. I miss you 3 so much. Your dad is my favorite Uncle. I took an very nice photo of mom and him at Dave's wedding. I had a 8x10 made and gave it to mom. She cried so much that day. Please know that I am thinking of you, always. Love your cuz, Linda
Linda Primerano
June 28, 2006
Mark,
Jami called last night and was so sad, he misses you so very much. You were a great inspiration to Jami and I thank you for that. You will be happy to know the gang got together at D&B in your memory. They shared fun memories. We all miss you!

Jami's Mom
Betty Johnson
June 28, 2006
Dear Mark,
I'm here this morning drinking coffee at your desk with Cartman. He likes to watch the mouse move over the screen. Kallie and Kyle are sitting in chairs behind me - they are never far away! We all miss you and wish you were here. It's been two years since the day I received that terrible phone call from Michael - sometimes it feels like yesterday and other times it feels like so very long ago. Each day without you is too long. We all love and miss you so much. You will never be forgotten. Love,
Laurie Ludwig
June 27, 2006
Mark,

The love of your family is one of the truest measures of wealth. You are a truly wealthy man.
Chris Wilson
June 27, 2006
Dear Mark, It seems impossible to me that we have lived without you for two years. Two years - to me it seems like an eternity. We miss you every day and wish you were still here with us. But as you now know, you were an inspiration to many many people. You even touched the life of Sgt. Lee - and he never had the privilege of meeting you. You were a bright light in a world that is often too dark. You are dearly loved and greatly missed. Not just today, but every day. I will join everyone in the toast in your honor tonight at 11:27 pm. I love you with all my heart.
Laurie Ludwig
June 27, 2006
Mark,

I tried to do my best for you and you should be proud of your family. They love you very much. Watch over them from heaven.
Sgt. Dustin Lee
June 27, 2006
Mark,

I wanted to say that I still miss you today, like it was just yesterday this happened. You left us two years ago tonight- Your memory lives on- and we talked a lot about you over the weekend. Everyone still cannot believe it- most of all your family. To those reading this and say, oh well, we'll get together soon, I'll visit them later on this year, don't wait. If it is important, make it happen. And be careful. I love you baggie.
Mike Ludwig
May 13, 2006
Hey Mark, sorry we have not written. No one has this year. We are trying to heal I guess. Maybe writing on Keith's site also. We spent wednesday with Laurie for her birthday. It was nice, but still sad and wrong you were not there. We love you baggie.
Mike Ludwig
October 29, 2005
Hi honey. I'm thinking about you tonight and wishing so much that you were here. I'm at such a loss without you. The rest of us have tried to stay close but you know how that goes. I'll keep trying for you. I miss you and love you bro.
Laurie Ludwig
August 27, 2005
Baggie,

You would be 41 now. When I was up at the cemetary on your birthday, as you know, I said hi for Laurie and Jeff. I also remarked that I still could not believe this had happened. Everyone REALLY misses you. It absolutely casts a shadow on everything that I do. Its hard to get into any regular anything because it is so sureal that this has happened.

I miss you everyday Mark, and again I know, that today is Linda and my anniversary and we could expect a call sometime today. Consider that call made. Take care of Mom.
Mike Ludwig
August 25, 2005
Happy Birthday to one of the best people this world has ever known. You were special and unique and a treasure to all who knew you. Thank you for blessing my life so abundantly, for loving me without restraint, and for being my best friend. I look forward to seeing you again one day in eternity. I love you - Laurie xo
Laurie Ludwig
June 17, 2005
Hi Mark. We are now in a really tough stretch, looking forward to getting together again, but not wanting to face the reality that you'll be gone from us for a whole year. It still feels like it was just yesterday... I miss you. I never thought life would make this turn, but it sure opens our eyes to how fragile life really is. I love you so much. xo
Laurie Ludwig
May 11, 2005
Yesterday was my first birthday without you. It was not an easy one, that's for sure. I was subconsciously waiting for the phone to ring. You left a big hole in my world... and nothing can fill it up.
Laurie Ludwig
May 6, 2005
Hi Markie. I've been thinking about you so much lately and wish you could be here. Sometimes thoughts of you become so intense that they are impossible to cope with. At times like that, crying is all I can do. Every day, during every up and down of life, I miss you more and more. I love you! - Laurie
Laurie Ludwig
March 27, 2005
It's Easter morning and we face yet another holiday without you. It still seems so hard to believe. Your presence is missed beyond words. I love you - Sis
March 27, 2005
Bag,
Happy Easter. We all love you and miss you. I have an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. It doesnt go away. Just know we are not the same without you. You brought so much to life.
Mike
March 17, 2005
Happy St. Patrick's Day, my little Irish bro. Wish you were here to send a card to, make a call to, drink a green beer with... miss you every day. All my love, xo
Laurie
January 13, 2005
Miss you every single day.
December 12, 2004
I miss you, Mark. I still cannot believe that you are gone. I just watched your video again and am sitting here in a puddle of tears. The pain just doesn't let up for a minute. I'm so sad... we all are. There's a big hole in our lives where you should be...and we'll never be the same without you. I don't need to tell you how much I love you...you already know...you always did. xoxox
Laurie Ludwig
November 15, 2004
Markie,

We had a get together this weekend for my birthday. It just wasn't the same. Its not going to be. Even if you could not be here, you would always call. We are just trying to get through....
Mike Ludwig
August 25, 2004
Happy 40th birthday Uncle Mark.. We will all be celebrating tonight - the way you would want us to. I wish you were here so we could tip back some beers together.. We are all thinking about you, missing you so much and loving you always..
Katelyn Ludwig
August 25, 2004
Happy 40th Birthday, Mark. You are deeply missed here on earth, but heaven is lucky to have you. See you again on the other side.
August 17, 2004
It's only 11 am and already it's been a really hard day for me today. I miss you! Why did God take you away so soon? We had so much more we needed to do together. Life just isn't the same without you, Bro. I'm like a boat without oars. I love you and miss you with all my heart xoxoxo
Sis
August 3, 2004
Markie,

I am sitting here at 2:30 in the morning crying like a baby. We had your funeral 1 month ago. The grass is growing already......I just watched the video they put together again. I still can't believe it Mark. It just isn't fair to you. I can't believe my little brother is gone....... I miss you and love you Mark
Mike Ludwig
July 27, 2004
Markus - why does the pain of losing you seem greater every day? People say time heals, and we've certainly been down that road, haven't we? But not this time. Time isn't making it any easier to cope without you. I may learn to "deal" without you, but I will NEVER be the same again. I feel like the light has been extinguished in my heart...Your light. I miss you beyond words, Bro. xxxooo Love, Sissy xxxooo
Laurie Ludwig
July 13, 2004
Mark,
Even today I struggle with accepting this all to have been real. I miss you more with every day that passes. I am sorry if I was not able to do more to help, for once in my life, I just felt no ability to take control of anything. But, I know you understand. I think of you so much and try to permanently freeze into my mind every memory of our time together that I can think of. You are so very missed.

All my love,
Michelle
Michelle Montgomery
July 12, 2004
I'm sorry Uncle Mark, I meant goddaughter. :(
Stephanie Ludwig
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