Virginia Ludwick, 82, died October 22, 2011 with husband, Richard, at her side. She leaves behind Richard, her husband of 55 years; her two sons, Steve and Joe; Steve's wife Karen; Joe's wife, Mary Jane; and three grandchildren, Nicole, Ashley, and Samuel. Born in Alliance, Ohio, Virginia came to California after graduating from Mt. Union College in Ohio. She then earned her Master's in piano performance at USC, studying with Alice Ehlers and Lilian Steuber. As an accomplished pianist, Virginia performed and taught most of her life. She received such joy from her students and continued teaching through this year. She loved music. A memorial mass will be held this Friday, October 28, at 1pm at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Please sign the guestbook at

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  1. My wife Jackie, daughter Stacey, and I are saddened by the passing of Virginia, who taught piano to our daughter for many years. We will remember Virginia as a gentle, kind, and very talented woman and will miss her smile and warmth. We will remember her fondly and will keep her memory dear and close to our hearts. Our deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to her husband Dick and her family. With love, the Dojiri Family

  2. Dear Dick, We are so sad to hear of Verginia’s passing. We are planning to come out to California for Jack’s class reunion next summer and were looking forward on seeing you at that time. I retired in 2010 so we do not have to work on the school calander anymore. Our oldest son Johnny is working in San Diago. He said that it was a couple of hours away. He said that he was going to try and take some time off to come to the funeral. I hope that he can get away and visit with you and your family. We have fond memories of the time that we spent together when we won the free air line tickets to CA. Love, Jack and Dolores

  3. Charlotte, Andrew and I have beautiful memories of Mrs. Ludwick as our wonderful childhood piano teacher. Mrs. Ludwick was more than just a teacher for us. She was a true inspiration in many ways, inspiring a love in music in us that remains very strong to this day — so much so that Andrew is now pursuing a career in music and regularly composes piano pieces. This is just one example of the many ways in which Mrs. Ludwick touched our lives and inspired our future development. We will also always fondly remember Mrs. Ludwick’s gentle kindness and encouragement — another real and important source of inspiration for us all. We thank her from the bottom of our hearts for all of her contributions to us and to her many other students, and for making such a meaningful, lasting impression on us. She will truly be missed. Love, Amanda Vickers

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