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Darrell Ludle, Sr.

Born: Fri., May 20, 1938
Died: Wed., Jul. 29, 2020


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 02, 2020
Location: Hennessy Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Aug. 03, 2020
Location: St. Anthony of Padua Parish

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Darrell Ludle, Sr. “Big D” passed away peacefully on July 29, 2020 at the age of 82 after a short illness.  

Darrell was born on May 20, 1938 to Harold and Dorothy Ludle.  He was a graduate of East High School.  He was a wonderful provider for his family, building tires for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, retiring after 30 years of service.  Darrell met the love of his life Mary on a blind date; they went on to get married, had four children, and recently celebrated 60 years of marriage.  He converted to Catholicism when he met Mary and has been an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church ever since.  He was a man of strong faith.  In many ways, Mary saved him when he married into her large Italian family.  He saved her right back by being the most attentive, loving caregiver. Darrell was a great conversationalist; his quick wit and sense of humor endeared him to all.  

Proceeded in death by his parents, Harold and Dorothy Ludle, sisters, Jackie Bland and Patricia Wilhelm, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Teresa and Gordon Tibbs, brother-in-law, Ralph Cicione.  

He is survived by his loving family; wife Mary, children, Chris (Jackie), Darrell, Tina Dunlap (Mike Elchert), and Deanna (Dan) Horrigan; grandchildren Adam (Kayla), Zachary, and Aaron Ludle; Sarah (Pete) Martinez and McKenzie Dunlap (Kris); Dominic, Cassidy (Ian Urquhart), Kennedy, and Camille Horrigan; great grandchildren Luciano Martinez and Luca Jane Urquhart, brothers, Durwood and Michael, sisters, Judith Banks and Sandi (Butch) Fair, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Anne and Bob Johann, sister-in-law, Dolores Cicione. 

Friends may call Sunday, August 2nd from 1-4 p.m. at Hennessy Funeral Home, 552 N. Main St.,  Mass of Christian burial will be Monday, August 3rd at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church 83 Mosser Place, Akron.

Internment will take place at All Saints Cemetery in Northfield. 

If desired, memorials may be made to St. Anthony Booster Club-Athletics.

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Hennessy Funeral Home, Inc
   Posted Fri July 31, 2020
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

We offer our heartfelt condolences during this difficult time.

Jerry & Toni Longville
   Posted Fri July 31, 2020
Cassidy, Ian, and the Horrigan family, please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your grandfather/father. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Mag Frame
   Posted Sat August 01, 2020
Dear Ludle family especially Darrell. So sorry to see you have lost your father, he was a good man. Dave is a cousin to Jim Long. And we are friends from coming into Louies. We will keep you in thoughts and prayers for sure.
Hugs, Dave and Maggie Frame

Dennis & Cheri Prough
   Posted Sat August 01, 2020
Dear Ludle Family:

Our hearts and prayers are with you during this incredibly sad time. Darrell was an amazing man who will be missed.

Love you all
Dennis & Cheri

Diane Hummel
   Posted Sun August 02, 2020
My sincere sympathy to all the family of Darrell Ludle Sr. Will miss seeing him at Mass. I always admired the way he took care of Mrs. Ludle. I wish you all peace at this sad time.

Frank and Karen DeCarlo
   Posted Tue August 04, 2020
Dear Ludle Family, please accept our deepest sympathies for your Dad’s passing. It is so very difficult to face the loss of a parent, but memories, are wonderful reminders of their love. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Frank and Karen

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