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Michael Udut, longtime area resident, passed away unexpectedly on August 9, 2017 while on vacation in Alaska. He was 81. He was born in Niagara Falls on December 31, 1935, a son of the late Michael and Sylvia (Yacus) Udut. He attended local schools and then served in the United States Army for 2 years until his honorable discharge. He graduated from Erie County Community College as a Metallurgist and went to work for TAM Ceramics as a Lab Technician and Maintenance Supervisor retiring in 1996 after 37 years of service. Michael married Elizabeth Beth Boyce in 1960 at the former Forest Avenue Church of God and they remained happily married for 57 years until his passing.

Mr. Udut was a longtime member of Forestview Church of God and he enjoyed hunting, gardening, fishing, playing golf (especially at Hyde Park), carpentry, cooking, and loved taking care of wildlife in his backyard.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by four children: Wendy Genova of Grand Island, Keith Udut and Kevin (Faye) Udut of Youngstown and Lisa (Geoff) Fillingham of St. Catharines, Ontario. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Bianca Fildes (Matthew) of Kenmore, Anthony Genova (Sabrina) of Friendsville, Tennessee, Chelsea (Zachary) Smith of Las Vegas and Kendra (Matt) and Laura Fillingham of St. Catharines, and three great-grandchildren: Dominic, Jaxon and Tiffany. Survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by his brother Thomas (Olga) in 1963.

Friends may call at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 8622 Buffalo Avenue on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Memorial
services will be held on Wednesday at 11 A.M. at Forestview Church of God, 1250 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls, New York 14304.

Memorials, if desired may be made to Forestview Church of God.
Published on August 13, 2017
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