Ron Luddy- 11/22/52 - 06/14/18
Ron grew up in Highlands New Jersey, the son of Audrey and Robert Luddy (deceased). Throughout the years you would find him surfing with his friends. He loved all sports; his favorites were baseball, golf and surfing. He continued to play these sports as an adult. In 1968 he won the Atlantic City Eastern Surfing Association Championship. Ron loved music and played the drums in a band called The Barracuda. In 1969 his band went to RCA's recording studio in NY. During that trip they did a photo shoot in Jimmy Hendricks studio. In that same year they flew to Chicago and were on the Upbeat show. Their record was 96 on the billboard chart and was called The Dance at St Francis.
After High School he and friends hitchhiked all around Europe. He loved traveling. His travels included China, Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Greece, Italy and extensive traveling all over the United States. As his children grew, they enjoyed many travels together.
After 2 years at Rensselaer Polytechnic, Ron moved to California where he helped build the first Landmark Winery in Windsor. While living in Sonoma, he participated in building the first batting cage in town. He coached little league. He played Men's Fast Pitch and Jack Benny Basketball . He enjoyed playing softball for a couple of years on his son's team.
Ron’s career, as a Master Builder and Certified Remodeler was also his passion. Most of his clients became lifelong friends. He loved building fine homes and continued to build in Sonoma until his retirement. He built his Sonoma dream home, where he and his wife, Carrie have happily lived and enjoyed family and friends. When Ron was not working or playing golf, he could be found on his mower, listening to music or playing with his grand children.
Ron is survived by his wife Carrie, daughter Miranda, son Gabriel (Stacey) , two grandchildren (Gaetano and Aria), his sister Jody Blaufus (Don, Jason , Ryan,Caitlin,Justin ) and his step mother Shirley, niece Marisa Carter, nephew James Bailey, sister in law Vicki Addobati (Rick, Evan, Shaelin) and multiple nephews. He loved life and loved spending time with his family and his many friends. He made friends easily and was loved by many people. He was a kind, fun, warm compassionate person and he will be sorely missed by everyone whose life he touched.
Please join us for a Celebration of Ron's life at the Swiss Hotel, Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, we ask that any donation go to WunderGlow foundation.