Evelyn Smith Udell
1943 - 2019
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Evelyn Smith Udell passed away on Aug. 20, 2019. She was born on Aug. 28, 1943 to Louis and Lillian Smith in Harrisburg, PA. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Pennsylvania State University in 1964 and later earned her Master of Library Science from Drexel University. While at Penn State, she met her husband, Joel D. Udell. They were married in 1964 and settled in Ambler, PA. They were married for 55 years. Together they raised two sons, Harran (Sloane) and Maury (Bronwyn) who became lawyers and moved to Florida. Evy worked as a librarian at LaSalle University and Gwynedd Mercy College in Philadelphia before moving to Boca Raton, FL in 2002 to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She worked in the library at Florida Atlantic University until 2018. In addition to her husband Joel and two sons and daughters-in-law. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Stephen Smith (Sheryl) of Louisville, KY and innumerable cousins. She was devoted to her family. Her pride and joy were her six grandchildren, Connor (19), Cade (17), Cole (10), Miles (10), Rayna (8) and Liam (3) Udell who will all miss her greatly. Evelyn was a true friend to everyone and loved by all. She loved traveling, her cats, and a good book. Donations may be made in her name to Hadassah Florida Atlantic, 1325 S. Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2019.
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Linda Foelker
August 16, 2020
08-16-2020+++...Awesome memories filled with love laughter spontaneity for life!!! Prezzo lunch to celebrate her healing pace maker!!! Always fun laughing @Michael Body Scene workouts!!! I loved her sharing her love of family ,travel, Shabbos going out with her hubby Joel!!! Evy Smith Udell's spirit heart ❤ will live in my heart as long as I have Bausch Hashem's breathe!!!

Pauline Crows-Lewert
September 6, 2019
Ybe, I am so glad that we got to share 70 years together. Your Harrisburg friends are devastated and miss you very much. Thank you for being my friend. Love, Nasus aka Polly Marcus
Susan (Polly) Goldberg
August 25, 2019
I'm very sorry to hear this.
Michael Doyne
August 24, 2019
Evy your heart will live on in Joel, your 2 son's, 6 grandchildren and 2 daughter-in-law's!I will keep your legacy in my walk by listening more!!! I know your heart is watching over all the people you loved!!! I will be with you very soon!! Then, we can celebrate our birthday's....72/27(08-19-19 +++ your(08-28-19 76/67 too)!!! I will miss our awesome sharing of heart's after our work-out's too!!!
pauline crows-lewert
August 23, 2019
I did not know your lovely Evelyn, but reading about her accomplishments in life as well as her love for her precious family tells what a wonderful life she has had. This is a horrific tragedy and I am so sorry this has happened to your family. Hold on to the amazing family memories and live each day to the fullest. My deepest sympathy.
Rebecca Capes
August 23, 2019
We are so saddened and shocked by your loss. We consider ourselves lucky that we had Evy in our life. Our deepest sympathies.

Meghan and Glenn Hoffman
Meghan Hoffman
August 23, 2019
Michael & I were shocked and horrified by the news of Evy's untimely death. We know that Joel will keenly feel the loss after 55 years of marriage and her children and grandchildren will grieve sorely. She was a generous, funny and witty woman who will be missed by all. RIP Evy.
henry seigel
August 23, 2019
Henry Seigel
August 22, 2019
How horrified and saddened we were to learn about Evy's horrific death. Joel, we know how deeply you will miss her after 55 years. May you, the children, and the grandchildren be comforted by the knowledge of what a fine and loving person she was. RIP Evy.

Henry Seigel
August 22, 2019
henry seigel
August 22, 2019
Joan Bretz
August 22, 2019
Prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Evy Smith Udell from those who grew up with her in the William Penn High School Class of '61. She will be missed.
Joan Bretz
August 22, 2019
Rest now and my condolences. This is just horrible. I'm so sad and don't understand this.
Daniel Coffey
August 22, 2019
R.I.P Evy... You will be missed by everyone you knew... Watch over all of us you left behind . The Heavens now have another ANGEL >>>>
Bob Croteau
August 22, 2019
Our dinners together will forever be missing one. Keep watch over us, Evy Udell until we meet again. We love you. Darleen Croteau, Maria Berenbaum, Teresa Abaid, Dot Cook, Chantal Brigil, Deb Hoban, Diane Kachmar.
Darleen Croteau
August 22, 2019
I did not know your loved 1, but read about it from the beginning in the Orlando Sentinel. Sending you my hugs, prayers and peace now and in the days ahead. Am so sorry for your loss. RIP Evelyn, fellow reader and cat lady too.
Melanie King
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