Mark A. Ludwig

March 08, 1963 - August 08, 2019

Mark A. Ludwig

Mark A. Ludwig, 56, of Bridge City, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019, at his home. He was born March 8, 1963, in Port Arthur, to Evelyn and John Ludwig.

He grew up in Nederland and was a graduate of Nederland High School. He was also a longtime member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Nederland. In 2004, Mark married the love of his life, Sandy, and they resided in Bridge City.

Mark had many hobbies, one of his favorites being playtime with his miniature schnauzer, Lucy. He also enjoyed collecting coins and record albums, as well as, playing guitar. Spending time among his various collections, which he displayed in a room of his home that was dubbed the “museum” that was full of many items large and small that had sentimental value to him was another thing that brought him joy.

While living in Ohio as a teenager, Mark became a lifelong Cincinnati Bengals fan. He was also an avid Star Trek fan and wished everyone could “live long and prosper”. He enjoyed looking at the stars through his telescope, marveling at God’s magnificent creation. He loved feeding the animals in his back yard, patiently waiting until they came close enough to take food from his hand.

Mark was a longtime employee at both Matrix Engineering and Richard Design Services, both in Beaumont, where he worked in the IT Department.

Survivors include his wife, Sandy Ludwig, of Bridge City; mother, Evelyn Ludwig, of Nederland; step-daughters, Lisa Gilbert and her husband, David, of Jasper and Rhonda Tyson and her husband, William, of Wiergate; brother, Kenton L. Ludwig and his wife, Susan, of Silsbee; sister, Lisa L. Richard and her husband, Arthur II, of Nederland; nephews, John E. Ludwig, II, of Silsbee; Airman Ryan W. Ludwig, stationed in Aviano, Italy; Adam B. Richard, of Nederland; and Arthur R. Richard, III, of Nederland and his fiancé, Hannah R. Hoenshell, of Houston; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, John E. Ludwig; brother, Dennis C. Ludwig; and step-daughter, Mary E. Bradley.

A gathering of Mr. Ludwig’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, August 12, 2019, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2711 Helena Avenue, Nederland. His private family committal will be held at a later date. Local arrangements were handled by Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mark’s name to Olive Branch Hospice, 2051 South Wheeler, Suite E, Jasper, Texas 75951.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
2711 Helena Avenue Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, August 12, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Comments (15)

  • Raylon Norwood

    12 August 2019 at 22:54 | #

    As I Reflect on so many times Mark was in the Vicinity of my cubicle, I could hear his Distinguishing Voice. The Voice of a Very Distinguished Individual, One To Be Truly Missed By All Blessed to Have Known Him! Rest In Peace Mark!


  • Joseph FitzGerald

    12 August 2019 at 21:07 | #

    Very sad to hear of Mark's passing. Working with Mark at Matrix/RDS was a pleasure.. He was always very pleasant, friendly, and gentle spirited, with an easy smile and cool sense of humor. He took great pride in his work in the IT group, and did it very well. A good and nice man. My sincerest condolences to his family.


  • Lenzia Granger

    12 August 2019 at 19:33 | #

    Mark was always a joy to be around, and we always joked back and forth. Over the years, without fail, whenever we'd cross paths in the hallway at RDS, he'd jokingly ask me, "What are you doing?!" with a laugh. He was always helpful and kind. Even though he's sorely missed down here, I'm thankful he's no longer in pain, and that he's resting with Jesus now. We miss you, Mark!


  • Jamie Pace

    12 August 2019 at 18:42 | #

    Mark was such an awesome guy, every time I called him he always ask me so what did you break this time, he was always helpful and fixed everything I needed. He never left you stranded and was willing to help everyone. I will miss him greatly his smile and laugh he was a wonderful person, my love and prayers will be with his family. May the peace of our Heavenly Father be with you all.


  • Richard Price

    12 August 2019 at 17:51 | #

    To Mark's Family and Loved Ones,

    Mark was a wonderful guy - always joyful, always quick to speak a kind word, always ready at work to help anyone at any time and always extremely efficient at the work he did faithfully and enthusiastically day by day through the years at Matrix and RDS. It was a pleasure to know and work with Mark during his time here on earth.

    A Co-Worker and Friend,
    Richard Price


  • Tash Montgomery

    12 August 2019 at 15:54 | #

    For the past four years Mark was the first face I would see when pulling in to work every morning at 5am. His greeting would always be the same, wow your just now getting here? slacker.. lol. you will be truly missed my friend. Rest in Heaven.....


  • David Quinn

    12 August 2019 at 14:59 | #

    I was so saddened to hear of Mark's passing. Mark and I were childhood friends. I have very fond memories of playing on several baseball teams together and his father coaching us. Unfortunately we lost track of each other many years ago but I often thought of him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time.


  • Libby Smith

    12 August 2019 at 14:51 | #

    My heart is broken. Mark was my '" Go to "" I T co-worker. Mark was always eager to help me out of any situation by remotely accessing my computer since I work from home. Mark was always easy to talk to and we shared our blessings as well as our hardships. Mark possessed all of God's Fruits of the Spirit characteristics and I will miss him more than he will ever know.

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)


  • Mike Hiltz

    12 August 2019 at 14:37 | #

    Mark was a great man, awesome co-worker at RDS & one of the smartest guys I knew. Always willing to help any one out no matter what the issue & will be greatly missed by many. R.I.P. my friend


  • Jiovanny Gomez

    12 August 2019 at 14:34 | #

    Very saddened by his untimely departure from this earth. He will be greatly missed by all. My deepest condolences to all of the family.


  • Megan Brady

    12 August 2019 at 14:33 | #

    Mark was so sweet. Every single morning we talked at the coffee pot at work. He always asks about my kiddos and would tell me to "wake up". He was such a kind co-worker and he will greatly be missed. RIP Mark! I will miss your IT expertise! Praying for your family!!


  • Harvey Crysel

    12 August 2019 at 13:35 | #

    Rest in peace my friend, you were a good man


  • Ronald Lovelace

    12 August 2019 at 11:34 | #

    Mark was a great friend and co worker. i enjoyed working with Mark at Matrix and RDS. He will be greatly missed by all. Mark and his family is always in our prayers.


  • Lale Capps

    11 August 2019 at 23:57 | #

    I am shocked and saddened by your loss. Mark was a fine person and brilliant I.T. man and I really enjoyed the years we worked together. All of his loved ones are in my prayers.. You have my deepest condolences.


  • David Nimmo

    11 August 2019 at 15:51 | #

    Mark was a good man, good friend and good neighbor. We will miss him greatly! He was a gentle soul that loved his wife and loved his dog, Lucy. Rest in Peace Mark.


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