The Life of Alfred L. Ludwig

Alfred L. "Buddy" Ludwig, Jr., 87, of Port Saint Lucie, FL, former longtime Delaware County resident (Media, Glen Mills, Milmont Park and Diamond Beach) died November 13, 2022 at his home in Florida. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was a graduate of John Bartram High School and the Phila College of Pharmacy. Buddy served in the Army National Guard and had owned and operated Buddy's Pharmacy on Island Ave. in SW Philadelphia, before retiring in 2003. Buddy enjoyed summers in Wildwood Crest and his home in Florida where he kept a 42 foot Silverton yacht. He was known for good food, good friends and good times. 


Survivors: include his wife of 27 years, Elizabeth (nee Ballerino) Ludwig; his son Mark Ludwig (deceased), his daughter, Karen (Tony) DiLello, his stepsons, James (Janice) Amalfitano (deceased), Joseph (Barbara) Amalfitano, Vincent (Lynn) Amalfitano, 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson

Service: Funeral Service will be  11:30 am Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at Toppitzer Funeral Home at Arlington 2900 State Rd., Drexel Hill PA  19026, with visitation at 10:30.

Entombment: Arlington Cemetery Monticello Mausoleum, Drexel Hill, PA 19026


Condolences/online obituary:

Filter Alfred L. Ludwig's Timeline by the following Memory Categories

In Memory of Bud

If you were to look in a dictionary under “true friend,” surely you should find this gentleman.  My husband & I started spending winters in FL and met Bud & Liz back in 2005.  That began a friendship that has gone through the years, through laughter and tears, good times and better times.  Our family & friends became part of each other’s circle of family & friends.  Bud was the epitome of the fun-loving, eat till you drop, laugh til it hurt, always knowing he has your back, kind of friend.  There are memories too numerous to mention that involve the four of us boating, getting stuck on a sandbar at Peanut Island, always docking to get conch chowder for lunch, The Station Restaurant for lobster - the bigger the better, ice cream desserts, cruises, LasVegas trip, Bud & John bicycling all over Delray & Boca, and Bud’s cars…How he loved driving us around in those cars!  So many good memories. 

Bud always said, “See this day? We need to remember it…how perfect it is.”  He was so right.  Those are the times that will sustain us.  Bud, we are certain you’re relaxing on a boat, drinking a coke and basking in the sun.  We hope when we see you again, you’ll be picking us up in that boat to head out for another adventurous, perfect day !


Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Ann & John Aiello

North Providence, RI



Posted by Ann-Maria A on 11/17/2022

True Friend

Jack and I met Bud through Liz. Liz and I have been friends for more than 40 years and Bud became our friend when they met. He brought love and sunshine into my friend's life and I can't recall a time together that didn't include laughter, food, and love. 

Jack sang at their wedding and he and Bud became close friends. They shared the same birthday and as the picture shows, we shared many birthdays together. We spent fun times in Delray, Diamond Beach, and Ridley. Walks on the beach, dinner and always ice cream!


Jack passed in 2020 and my friend Bud hugged and cried with me. He was my friend and I feel better that he's with Jack and all those who loved him in his wonderful life. 

Susan Moran

Valley, PA


Posted by Susan M on 11/18/2022