Janice Fay Ludington passed away on November 20, 2009 at the age of 89.
Mrs. Ludington was a Fulton native and the daughter of Elon K. and Gertrude C. Rowlee. A 1941 graduate of Syracuse University, Mrs. Ludington also attended Ithaca College and SUNY Oswego for graduate school. Mrs. Ludington was a Speech Therapist in the Fulton School System for many years. She was a member of Zeta Phi Eta speech honorary society; the New York State Retired TeacherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Association and past president of Friends of the Library in Fulton. She was the oldest living member of the 1909 Shakespeare Society. Mrs. Ludington wrote and directed the official historical pageant for the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the City of Fulton. Most recently she would be remembered as the author of the Fulton PatriotÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s weekly column titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“That Reminds MeÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Mrs. Ludington was a member of the First Universalist Church of Central Square. She was a past president of the church board and was also board secretary for several years, as well as being a lay speaker.
Mrs. Ludington was predeceased by her first husband, Wilber F. Fay and her brother, Clyde E. Rowlee. Surviving are her husband, Ramsey G. Ludington; three daughters, Trudy Duisenberg (David) of Chico, California, Lynne Suljic of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada and Faith Timerson (Robert) of Constantia; a son, Gene F. Fay (Sarah) of Fulton; two step children, Marion Ciciarelli (Donald) and Judge Spencer Ludington (Anne) both of Fulton; four sisters, Jane Shaver, Elaine Knight, Judy Howard and Adele Sheldon all of Fulton; a brother, Kevan Rowlee of Georgia; grandchildren include Hope Shapiro of San Jose, California, Garth Penkala of Chico, California, Tanya Suljic of Los Angeles, California, Ivan Suljic of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Luke Timerson of San Diego, California, Kathryn Timerson of Wilmington, North Carolina, Morgan Murray and Rachel Fay both of Fulton; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with a memorial service immediately following at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Friends of the Library, 160 South First Street, Fulton, 13069; Friends of Oswego County Hospice, P.O. Box 102, Oswego, 13126 or to Mt. Adnah Cemetery Association, 706 East Broadway, Fulton, 13069.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.