(Lockport)- Joseph M. Udell, age 49, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2023, following a long illness.
Joe grew up in the Lockport area, he graduated high school and became a truck driver in the Army. When he came home, he went on to work with his father at Babcock Utilities, installing pipes for natural gas underground. He eventually became a taxi driver in the local area as well. Joe enjoyed his free time going fishing and watching Star Wars and superhero movies. He was extremely loving to his family and will be remembered fondly by those who were close to him.
Joe is survived by his parents, Noreen Sue (Meyers) and Michael Babcock; daughter, Jackie-Marie (Brandon Collins) Udell-Lukacz; sister, Laurie Udell; niece, Noel Udell Spring; nephew, Michael Udell; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 11 from 12-2 at the Sherrie Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main Street, Gasport, NY 14067. His funeral service will be held immediately after calling hours at 2:00. There will be no interment.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Joe's name may be made to: WNY Heroes, 1001 East Delevan, Buffalo, NY 14215, Suite 13; Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, P. O. Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240; or to Save the Michaels of the World, 81 Walnut Street, Lockport, NY 14094.
To share a special memory of Joe, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com