Janice Fay Ludington, 89

Janice Fay Ludington
Janice Fay Ludington

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 Teacher’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 Patriot’s weekly column titled “That Reminds Me”.

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.

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  1. Condolences and prayers for Janice and the Rowlee and Ludington family. I have fond memories of teaching with Janice in 1965 at Oak St School. After that I was fortunate to get to know the Rowlee family and also the Ludingtons through friendship and business. It is hard to believe all these years have gone so quickly.
    Treasure memories of good times and wonderful second chances!
    My thoughts are with you all,
    Lorraine Sheldon
    Port Orange, FL

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