Frederick “Fred” Basil Luludis

January 28, 1935 - October 23, 2021

Frederick “Fred” Basil Luludis, 86, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1998, formerly of Hazlet, NJ, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Cape Coral. He was born January 28, 1935 in Bronx, NY to Basil and Florence Luludis, now deceased.

Fred, a Veteran of the United States Army, was an Intellectual Property attorney for Bell Labs/AT&T for over 30 years, earning his Baccalaureate of Engineering at the Newark College of Engineering (NJIT), and his Juris Doctorate at New York Law School.  He was a beloved husband and father, enjoyed camping along the eastern seaboard, spending holidays with his whole family, was a proud leader of his son’s Boy Scouts Pack and a Coach to his HYAL football team, the Vikings.  A skilled craftsman, he lovingly restored a 1971 Camaro for his daughters. Upon settling in Cape Coral, Fred & Roberta loved to explore their new hometown, with their loyal Cocker Spaniel, Travis, by their side. In his retirement, Fred served as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where he was able to continue his maritime interest and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral. In recent years, he was overjoyed to be reunited with his extended Blankenship family.

Fred is survived by two children, Ellen Luludis-Thumm of Hazlet, NJ, and Christine Luludis-Lockard (David) of Fredericksburg, VA; sisters, Penny Trapanese of Deltona, FL, and Mary Simpson (Kenneth) of Shirley, NY; sister in law, Grace Luludis of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Caraline and Charles; his companion, Maria Hurtado of Cape Coral;  as well as many nieces and nephews.

Fred was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Roberta Catherine DeRosa Luludis; a son, David Luludis; as well as two brothers, John and George Luludis.

The family is holding a family service at the Shore Point Funeral Home in Hazlet, NJ, and then will escort Fred to his final resting place at the Fairview Cemetery in Red Bank, NJ where he will be reunited with his wife Roberta.  A memorial service will be coordinated with the First Baptist Church of Cape Coral at a later date.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Frederick “Fred” Basil Luludis are suggested to First Baptist Church of Cape Coral, 4117 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Claudia Holt Oct 28, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    Fred was next door neighbor the last 4 years. Always had a smile to share. Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. Joseph kalfaian Oct 28, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    Fred luludis or as I call him uncle Fred even though I didn’t keep in touch with him until recently I do have fond memories of uncle Fred

  3. Thomas C.Hoffmann Jr. Nov 1, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Mr Luludis was a awesome person treated me like a son much respect for him and very enjoyable to sit and talk to very smart man and funny

  4. Cara Thumm Nov 3, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    my beloved grandfather ♥️ I’m so grateful I saw you over the summer and that you met Jonah before going to the other side. I’ll always cherish all the memories of every Christmas watching the original ‘Christmas Carol’. I’ll never forget how FAST you could answer any jeopardy question and how cool it made me feel when I knew an answer faster than you did, which was a rare occasion. I miss you to pieces. you mean the world to me and tell Nanny I said “hey 💕”. I hope I made you proud.
    rest in Paradise, Poppy. i’ll always love you.

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