John Alden Ludlow

Profile Updated: October 16, 2018
John Alden Ludlow
Class of 1959
Residing In: SAN GABRIEL, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: DIANE MCMILLAN CLASS OF '61
Children, Grandchildren: JOHN JR., JULIE,--GRANDSON, BRADY ANDREWS, AND GRANDAUGHTER FINLEY SHEA ANDREWS.
Military Service: USAF
Occupation title: RETIRED
John Alden Ludlow

Copa Photo

Yes! Attending Reunion
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

CO-OWNER, STOPPEL'S MEN'S AND BOY'S WEAR (TEMPLE CITY, GLENDALE, WHITTIER QUAD, EAGLE ROCK PLAZA, VALLEY PLAZA, BAKERSFIELD, AND SANTA ANITA MALL, ARCADIA)..REGIONAL MANAGER LITTLE FOLK SHOPS, SO CAL......... VICE PRES., REGIONAL MANAGER, FACTORY2U STORES, SAN DIEGO,CA

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Lived in So. Pas., from 1943 till 1969. Moved to San Gabriel, to be close to my business in Temple City

Family members who also went to SPHS:

Carl Ludlow, graduate 1950. Deceased

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

Rob Clyde'59, Bob Baumann'59, Jeff Milham'59, Judie Swink Ard'59, Joanne Dickson'61, Patti Waterman Stefano'61, Peggy Hoffman Oleary'60, Maribeth Holm Baumann'62, Tom Corso'60, Tom O'hara'59, Patti Bruce Young'59, Deanne Weed Davis'59, Bob Linclon'59, Pat Nicholas'59, Mary Gill Smith'61, Dolores Hogeman Brown'61, and many more...

School Memories:

Many...Friends that we made, lasted a life time.The Teachers, The Coaches, Football, most notably, Coach Solari...The loss to San Marino(13-7).Not able to tackle Bill Ridell after a Jim Harris interception!! The "Pain Drills" before games.. Where I was able to hit Coach Solari after he hit me..The dances(Mona Kai). Scott Berry's house in So. Laguna over the summer, and Easter week breaks. My white '50 Ford with the "Dice" and the "Little Tiger"! The music(Elvis Presley, Everly Brothers, Mickey and Sylvia, and much more...The after Football dances at Oneonta..Summer time in Avalon with Scott Berry , when my brother was the "Official Town Greeter"...Jerry Cains '57 Chrysler, with shift on dash...The "Shack" at Nancy's house( Duke, the St. Bernard), on Oaklawn. Easter week, Palm Springs, with Larry Bauer. Took Jan and Deans girlfriends out..Summer '58 took Varsity Football Team(42) to the Ambassador Hotel to meet girls from Scarsdale,NY., for a social set up by my brother from Avalon....Jeff Milhams homemade yellow "Hotrod"!!, and the gas fumes..

Milestones & Epiphanies:

Tried to purchase "Tom's Market" in Aspen late seventies, with the help of local Aspen Attorney Stephen Ware, class of '61(old Bushnell neighbor). He was badly injured in a motor cycle accident outside Aspen in '77,and never fully recovered. Decided not to pursue after accident..Living with Gary Rogers(class'58), from '63 to '66 in SP on Lyndon Ave...Those were the "crazy years"..Our house was considered "Heckels South"..Three months in Mideast, and Europe when I was 15. Birth of my two children, and grandson....Living across the street for 40 years from Ward Kimball(Head Disney Animator)..Actual working 3/4 gauge railroad(like Disneyland) on property. Also, one of the "finest" private collections of small trains in the world, till his passing 2 years ago...

Additional Comments:

It's been a "Great Ride"......Look forward to the Class of 1959, 50th reunion this year!!

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Cathy was one of the niceist, sweetest people I've ever known.....RIP! .

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John Alden Ludlow has left an In Memory comment for Eric S Gill.
Jul 09, 2015 at 5:33 PM

All around "good" guy, and a "great defensive" end.....RIP Eric, John Ludlow

May 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Grandson Brady Andrews (center), first grade...

May 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Grandson Brady, age 7

May 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Grandaughter Finley age 4

May 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Teddy Geisler, myself, Gary VanLandingham, Charlie, 5th grade, 1806 Bushnell,SP