Arlene Rubenstein Ludin
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Arlene Rubenstein Ludin

LUDIN: Arlene Rubenstein Ludin passed away on June 19, 2022, at the age of 89. Arlene was born in Pittsburgh on July 1, 1932, the daughter of Moe and Sally Rubenstein. She married Dr. Edward Ludin in 1953. They moved to Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where Ed was a plastic surgeon. They were married 40 years until his passing in 1993.
In addition to raising three children, Arlene was very involved in the art scene, chairing the National Council of Jewish Women art show and later serving as president of her chapter in South Jersey. She was a life member of NCJW and Hadassah.
In 1974, Arlene opened By Hand Craft Gallery in Haddonfield, New Jersey, which she owned and operated for 11 years. It was hugely successful and was profiled in Philadelphia Magazine.
In 1993 she moved to Florida and became involved with the Menorah Manor Foundation and Eckerd College student outreach. In her husband’s memory, she founded the Edward N. Ludin Young Leadership Award for the Tampa Bay Area Jewish Federation. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren and her longtime companion, Bill Burcat (now deceased).
She is survived by her children Craig (Nancy), Eric (Judy) and Pam (Stewart), and grandchildren, Dan, Aaron, Evan, Josh (Ali), Jacob, Matt (Anastasia) and Ethan and great-granddaughter, Sofia.
There will be no funeral service. Interment will take place at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Trevose, Pennsylvania. Donations can be made to the Moe Rubenstein Scholarship Fund care of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh or the Ludin Young Leadership Award for the Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast. PJC

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