Celebrating the life of Joe our loving husband, father, brother and dearest friend
  • Born on March 11, 1955 .
  • Passed away on September 22, 2018 .

Joseph "Joe" Udegbe, age 63, passed away to reunite with God on September 22, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was a man of strong Catholic faith and servitude and will be profoundly missed by his wife, children, siblings as well as countless friends all over the world whom he loved very much.

We invite all family and friends to the funeral service celebrating his life and achievements.

*****KINDLY NOTE*****

Link to watch Joe's funeral Mass Live is below 

https://venue.streamspot.com/stmax

Click on schedule underneath screen player  and select “Joseph Udegbe Mass of Burial”

Mass begins streaming at 10.55 am EST


Funeral arrangements are as follows: 

A Tribute to Engineer Joseph Ehiabhili Udegbe: An Evening of Worship

Friday October 5, 2018 6.30pm - 8pm 
Cincinnati, OH 

For further details please call: (513) 285-8454

Visitation

Saturday October 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am, 
St Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 
5720 Hamilton Mason Road, 
Hamilton, OH 45011

Funeral Mass

Saturday October 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm, 
St Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 
5720 Hamilton Mason Road, 
Hamilton, OH 45011

Joe would be laid to rest during the interment service following the funeral mass and procession to Landmark Memorial Gardens.

Interment Service

Landmark Memorial Gardens
1600 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215

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Hilton Garden Inn 
9306 Schulze Dr, 
West Chester Township, OH 45069

Holiday Inn Cincinnati N - West Chester
5800 Muhlhauser Rd, 
West Chester Township, OH 45069

Home2 Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Liberty Township
7145 Liberty Centre Dr, 
Liberty Township, OH 45069

The family of Joe Udegbe encourages all of us to share tributes, stories, condolences and pictures you may have of him which they will cherish forever. 

Kindly note that this website would be updated as more information regarding funeral arrangements unfold. Thank you all.

Posted by Leslie D on 6th December 2018
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Death is an enemy for all of us. The Bible says in Revelation 21:4 death will be no more. I hope this future promise will give you some comfort.
Posted by Abiodun Temidayo on 25th October 2018
Sending my condolences to my boss, Prof Udegbe and her family. I could not believe my ears. But then, I know he is now in a better place today. May God comfort you like only He can, and give you the strength to bear this great loss. May God grant the soul of Engr Udegbe eternal rest in His heavenly bossom in Jesus' name.
Posted by Debo Adeosun on 24th October 2018
I just learned about the exit of Uncle Joe. I didn't interact much with him but the few encounters we had proved to me that he was a gentleman properly so called. An amiable and very humble man. May his gentle soul find rest. I also pray that the Lord will comfort the family. Adieu.
Posted by Huntullo Ngbale on 14th October 2018
Dear Aide, May God envelope you, your mum, Egbadon and Zafe with His peace and comfort. May Papa's soul rest in perfect peace. Praying for you all and sending lots of love!
Posted by Owa'zi Imumoren on 13th October 2018
Oooo Aide dearie, I am short of words. Pls accept my heart felt condolenses. Back in BCA, I remember your Dad was so lively, he was so creative, at a point I felt there was nothing he couldn't make. Warm regards to Mama. Papa would surely be missed. God's peace and warmth. (Joyce Imumoren nee Ebe)
Posted by Tosan Ejueyitchie on 13th October 2018
Joseph Udegbe – A Tribute I, like most of our core group of friends (Emma Coker, Enyi Kanu, and John the boss etc.) met Joe 44 years ago when we were admitted into the Pre-Degree Program at the University of Benin. I have a vivid memory of my first night in school as I was settling into the guest room assigned for newcomers this young man, Joseph, walked into the room. We were still teenagers. He was a friendly and talkative fellow and introduced himself as someone who was staying in the guest room because he was not yet comfortable enough to move into his allocated hostel, Hostel O. Joe decided to spend one last night in the guest room, and in a way I was happy with his decision to spend the night in that room because the third occupant of the room that night was the hairy chested and scary looking “Chairman” Goodluck Achoja, who had been walking bare chested around the room all evening. We formed a friendship that has lasted all these years, bringing our families together in a way that few friendships do. I met all of Joe’s 12 siblings except the oldest brother Dan. I knew Sister Carol and her family, and Frank, the late Mike Pedro, Greg, Julie, Benjamin, who were like my siblings, and the younger ones bookended by Gabriel. Joe also knew my family the same way. Papa and Mama treated me like another of their many sons, no less. Joe was a presence. You had to know he was there. More importantly, he was a confident, intelligent and reliable person who took pride in everything he did. He was also very dedicated to his faith. He was Catholic and having spent some of my time with his family it was obvious where that faith was rooted. His father lead family prayers at 6:00 am unfailingly every morning. I remember a personal trip I made to Uromi in the early 90’s for the burial service of an in-law, I spent the night at Papa’s home. I arrived late in the evening from Lagos. After exchanging niceties with Papa and catching up on the gist of the day we all went to bed. As usual at 6:00 am Papa was summoning the family for morning prayers. Joe loved building things. His woodworking business, Wood Links, grew out of that love. His mind was always imagining what he could put together from virtually anything. His first product was a divan bed made from cylindrical logs of white wood, waste material from a match factory in Ibadan combined with waste pine wood from Delta Steel Company, Warri, extracted from crates that were used to bring in equipment and spares from Europe. This divan bed was an instant hit. Everybody wanted one. Being crafted from free waste elements, the divan was sold for cheap. Working with him at that time I always marveled at the way he could put the most complex assemblies together in his mind. He was a hard worker and he applied his mind and brawn to his beautiful wood construction projects. After a long time away from each other and meeting in Boston again in recent years, I saw that his many years of working in wood construction had sharpened that instinct. He had a” beautiful mind”. It was a pleasure discussing engineering problems with him. He always had a very innovative approach to solving problems. Joe formed friendships everywhere he went. In Warri at Delta Steel he knew “everybody”. The same in Port Harcourt at NAFCON, even as a spouse at his wife’s University, going out for a beer in the staff club you got the feeling he was an insider as he chummied with the professors. In a way he was the glue around our core group of friends because of the individual and personal relationships he had with each of us and a lot of those who pay him respects here. Most of all. Joe loved Bola and the family they created together. He loved to dedicate himself to his wife’s success and took great pride in Bola’s and the children’s achievements. He worked very hard to make sure they got what they needed to succeed. It is no surprise that their family boasts three Ph.Ds in Bola, Aide and Aigbadon. Zafe is obviously on the way to doing great things from that inspiration. I am pained that Joe would lose his life from an ailment that few people (in the West) die from these days. In normal circumstances Joe would be treated and cured in a few weeks. Two of my pastors and two of my close friends and many more men are survivors and are living productive lives. He died because of our negligent health care system back home that failed him. At the end of it all, and with God’s help, he was able to seek treatment in the United States. I cry for my friend but I take solace in the fact that he has left a worthy legacy that his family and all of us can be proud of.
Posted by Chinwe Mosanya on 13th October 2018
Oh dear Aide. I’m so sorry to hear this. I can’t forget BCA days, the joy when you talked about ‘papa’. He definitely had a profound influence on you. I pray that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed comfort and peace during this sad time.
Posted by Paul Chinonso on 11th October 2018
A Tribute to my unseen friend. It is quite a big shock to receive this link today announcing the demise of Engr Joseph Udegbe. It was only on the 1st of October 2018 that I sent you a new month/ independence wishes not knowing that the Creator has chosen to keep you to Himself. I titled my write-up as a tribute to an unseen friend because I have neither seen nor met Engr Joseph in person before, but I think it will be unjust if i did not put up this missive. My contact with Engr Joe was as a result of my search of one who would come and render a service for us in our Catholic School "Royal College Ibadan" where I am the administrator. My inquiry led me to someone who gave a good testimony of Engr Joe saying to me "Fr., pls have the contact of this man, he is always available to services in the Church and humanity". When I called Engr. Joe and presented my my reason for calling, his response corrolated with the testimony earlier said of him. His words to me: " thanks Fr. for this honour and recognition given me to come and serve the Church in this capacity; I would have loved to do it, but it's quite unfortunate my health is failing, I have been out of Nigeria for morethan three months receiving treatment in the USA. I would not want to send my wife to stand in for me because I have engaged her in many things back home already. Please pray for me that I recover and when i come back, i will make it up". Ever since, we have been sending pleasantries and prayerful wishes. The last been the one i sent to him on the 1st October 2018 not knowing that Engr Joe was already resting in the Lord's bossom. Engr Joe, as you have gone before us to this necessary journey which every human person must accomplish, I pray the good Lord to continue to rest your soul and grant your family the fortitude to bear your absence. Rest in peace. Rev. Fr. Paul Chinonso Ogene, Sc
Posted by Louisa Akusu on 9th October 2018
Sending my condolences to my lecturer and mentor in UI, Prof Udegbe and her family. May God comfort you like only He can, and give you the strength to bear this great loss. May God grant the soul of Engr Udegbe eternal rest in His heavenly bossom in Jesus' name.
Posted by Sybil Akinfenwa on 8th October 2018
You surely lived a good life. Rest on in the bossom of the Lord. Good night. ACP(DR.) S.O Akinfenwa
Posted by Dami Weinrich on 7th October 2018
Dear Aide & Family, There is no easy way to comfort you for the loss of your remarkable father. He was and will continue to be truly respected. I can only pray that God will comfort you in ways only He can. Be sure of this one thing, his life will always be celebrated especially through you. My deepest condolences- Dr. Dami Ajaiyeoba
Posted by Funmilayo Adanijo on 7th October 2018
I will never forget brother Joe. Thank you for being part of our family. You played the role of a father and brother to us. You were a God fearing, open and honest hardworking , gentle man .May your gentle soul rest in peace.
Posted by Talatu Udegbe on 6th October 2018
Brother Joe, We love you but God loves you most. I pray that God's mercy will be poured out abundantly upon you and that God will grant you eternal rest.May your soul rest in peace.
Posted by Joyce Olewe on 6th October 2018
Bola, you and your childrend we're loved dearly by your husband. He's now become an angel for you. God's love for you is GREATER still. And he is moved by the passing of one of his precious saints. May the God of all comfort envelope you in His embrace, wipe away all your tears and continue to make provision for you as a father and husband would. In Jesus name. Amen.
Posted by Florence Udegbe on 6th October 2018
Goodbye Uncle Joe,May God grant you abundant peace and mercy and may you dwell in his presence eternally.from Faustina and Florence Udegbe.
Posted by Vincent Alabi on 6th October 2018
Whao, so Joe is gone, am really lost. I commiserate with you Bola and your children. Be sure of my continuous prayers for you and the entire family. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace, Amen. Mama H. O. Antonio and Lorenzo Antonio
Posted by Temitayo Akoni on 6th October 2018
Brother Joe,may your soul find rest with your Creator and may He grant your loved ones you left behind the fortitude to bear your loss.Adieu
Posted by Fure Uwamu on 6th October 2018
Joe was a very good man, he was among other great things a friend and my precious In-law to the Uwamu family and our family is sadend by this loss. May God grant Joe eternal rest and provide his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Posted by Ujunwa Ojemeni on 6th October 2018
Dear Aide, I look back at our friendship from BCA to date and recall your dad being a prominent part of your life. From pushing you to succeed in various areas to being a constant anchor for the entire family. I remember the warmth I felt during my one and only visit to Ibadan while we were still in BCA. One thing is sure; your dad left a lasting legacy in the great kids he raised along with your mum. You all are solid well grounded individuals. Your dad was hands-on and took his role as a father very seriously. He should be a role model for young men today. He lived a life of purpose and he will be greatly missed. Its time for the rest of us to find our purpose and maximise our time here. May God comfort you, your mum, Egbadon, Zafe and the entire family. My prayers are with you all now always.
Posted by John And Gloria Anetor on 6th October 2018
Engr. Joe Udegbe- This is a huge shock, too big to bear. It is undoubtedly a blow. Why it is too late now to be asking what happened, when and for how long, we have to bow to the will of the Almighty. Even though we did not see often, the deep affection and childhood bond as we were growing up was always palpable. You were a very refined, gentle, soft spoken and ever smiling individual. God knows best. May your gentle and amiable soul rest in perfect peace. You will be sorely missed. May God look after your dear wife, Bola the children that you loved so dearly and the rest of the family. Adieu Joe. John & Gloria Anetor.
Posted by Iyabode Adeyefa on 6th October 2018
I met Joe through his wife- Bola. Joe was one of the most serious minded persons I’ve ever met. He was a dependable friend even when it was inconvenient. I remember that he sought me out & encouraged me on his visit to the UK in 2002 when I had just emigrated. He was a big brother I never had. May he continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord.
Posted by John Kofi Senaya on 6th October 2018
Dear Bola, Egbadon, Aide and Zafe, Our thoughts are with you as you say your final goodbyes to your husband and father, Joe. We pray that the good Lord will forgive him his sins and accept him in His everlasting Kingdom. May the Lord give you all the fortitude to bear this loss. We will surely miss him. Our love always. Misan,Kofi and Alero Senaya.
Posted by Peace Adebayo on 5th October 2018
Engr. Joe Udegbe, Your passing has been a rude shock. It is inconceivable and hard to believe that you are gone. I woke up this morning with the realization that today was your service of songs and tomorrow you will be laid to rest. It was then it dawned on me that your time here was over. You will truly be missed by me especially remembering your kind and godly personality that you impacted on me and my family, how you stood by us right from the time I was introduced to you before our wedding. Your acceptance of me as part of your family was very remarkable and the godly wisdom and advice you gave both my husband & I will continuously be remembered. When my husband traveled to Canada, your house became a second home to me and both you and your lovely wife Prof Bola Udegbe and your wonderful kids accepted me as family, a privilege that I have enjoyed to date. This memory will never be forgotten and you will always hold a place in my heart. You have left your footprints on the sands of time and you will be fondly remembered. Sleep on till we meet to part no more. May God continue to uphold your wonderful family and the rest of us. Rest in perfect peace. Adieu!
Posted by Retan Gukas on 6th October 2018
Dearest Aide, The passing away of your dad came as a great shock to me. I remember him so well from our BCA days so strong and full of life. He always encouraged us to work very hard and was extremely pleasant. I pray that God almighty will comfort you, your mum and siblings. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Ayobami Akoni on 5th October 2018
It is with a heavy heart and great regret to hear about the death of "uncle Joe" as we all call him. It's so difficult to believe that you are no more. I remember when you travelled all the way to Jos from Ibadan to attend our mother's burial. It was so touching because your motive was to support us with your presence at your owe expenses, not wanting to bother any one. Very quiet, soft spoken and unassuming. Sis Bola my heart goes to you all Aide, Egbadon and Zafe. May God grant you the fortitude to bare the loss. May his soul rest in peace
Posted by Vincent Alabi on 5th October 2018
A great man, a man of faith, ever ready to serve the Church in whatever capacity he was needed. Even in death he remains a source of inspiration for many as he lived his life for the good of all making him an icon of faith. As we mourn the loss of our dearly beloved brother, we take consolation in the words of Christ who says of himself, I am the resurrection and the life. Kindly accept my condolence on behalf of the Clergy, Religious and Laity of the Archdiocese of Ibadan. Requiscat in Pace. Most Rev. Gabriel Abegunrin Archbishop of Ibadan.
Posted by Doris Iyamabo on 5th October 2018
My uncle Joe, the quiet spoken and smiling gentleman. I always remember you like that since I was a child. You were always there to encourage and celebrate me. It’s hard to write this as it’s seems unreal. The last time I spoke to you, I was worried as I feared you were slipping away but I didn’t think it will be this soon. I have comforted as I know you are resting now so it’s not goodbye but goodnight. Love you Doris
Posted by Pat Okafor on 5th October 2018
What a shock this is! We are consoled by the exemplary Christian life you lived. A gentleman, soft spoken and kind...you were an example in the way you lived family life. You will be forever missed in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Catholic church,University of Ibadan. For apart from your generosity, the beautiful pews designed and constructed by you will be a constant reminder of you. May your soul rest in perfect peace and may the Holy Spirit send consolation to your family and friends who mourn. Stanley and Patricia.
Posted by Margaret Aziba on 5th October 2018
It was a very sad and shocking news to hear about the death of our dear brother, Engr Udegbe. What a great loss to our community. This indeed is the reality of life that " some sleep early, some sleep just on time and some sleep late. The" The important thing is t hat all must sleep. We are consoled with the fact that he lived a worthy life, fervently loving and serving God..He has gone to be with his creator to live in eternity. To Bola, Aide, Egbadon and Omozafe please take heart because you have one more intercessor in heaven. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen! Peter and Margaret.
Posted by Kelvin Abaa on 4th October 2018
My Condolences to the family
Posted by Bonnie Ayodele on 4th October 2018
Uncle, I knew so little about you but always run into you on your morning workout. You also struck me as a very quiet and lovely person. Our community will surely miss you. It is our prayers that God grant you eternal rest. Rest in peace.
Posted by Helen Osinowo on 3rd October 2018
*COMING HOME: A TRIBUTE TO ENGR. JOSEPH UDEGBE.* It was with a very heavy heart that every member of our family took in the sad and shocking news of the untimely passing away our brother and friend Engr. Joseph UDEGBE in the USA. We commiserate with and send our codolences to our sister Prof. Bola Udegbe and the children. May the Lord grant you the strength to bear the loss with fortitude. We shall always remember Engr. Udegbe as an amiable, affable and loving personality. He was meek and humble, unassuming and reliable. We shall always miss you. Our prayers shall always be with the family he left behind. May his gentle soul rest in the bosom of the Lord. Pax Christi. Deo gratias. Olu and Helen Osinowo and Children.
Posted by Amelius Ugwu on 3rd October 2018
WHAT A BLOW !. Dear Joe, it's not good you ended it this way, you told me on phone that you were just sorting out somethings there in the US, that I don't need to borther about your health, only for me to see your obituary on the internet. So, is it ? !, eventually you couldn't sort it out ?. Death where is your sting ?. No wonder you occupied my mind since last week and my left eyelid blinked uncontrollably, am sorry I didn't understand !. I take consolation in your strong Catholic Christian faith in the Almighty God. It is my prayer and hope that you will make heaven by the special grace of God- Amen. For three decade's I've known you, you remained steadfast both in your Christian faith, believe and classic qualitative professional skills you practiced. I pray and will always continue to pray God to rest your gentle soul in perfect peace- Amen, and the Holy Spirit to fill the vacuum you've left behind in your family- Amen. God will take better care of your wife and the children, they shall flourish like palms planted by the stream of the living spring, protected guided and guarded jealously like the apple of His eyes in JESUS name- Amen. I will forever miss you my good friend, rest in perfect peace- Amen. Erternal Rest grant to you Oh Lord !, and let perpetual light shine upon you. May your soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in perfect peace- Amen. Adieu Bro. Joe ! Fondly remembered by- Sir. Obinna Amelius Ugwu & family.
Posted by Joyce Maiyaki on 3rd October 2018
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God grant you the fortitude to bare the loss. May his soul rest in Peace.
Posted by Omokhaye Higo on 2nd October 2018
Always a gentleman. RIP our big brother.
Posted by Diseye Tobi on 1st October 2018
It is with deep sadness and disbelief that I am having to write in a tribute put together for “Uncle Joe” as we fondly called him. The news of his passing remains surreal. Growing up, Uncle Joe had always been a part of the family and by extension a part of my life. Out of all my eldest sibling’s friends, I found him the most easy going, with him always calling me “Dis” with such pleasantness whenever he saw me. Even though I hadn’t seen him in several years, it is hard to think of him as no more. I pray the Lord grants Aunty Bola, Aide, Egbadon and Zafe the strength to carry on and I pray Uncle Joe rests peacefully in the Lord’s Bosom...Amen
Posted by Funmilayo Adanijo on 1st October 2018
On behalf of the family of late Hon. Justice Joseph Olakunke OROJO, I commiserate with the entire Adanijo family on the demise their sob-in-law. I truly hope this finds you well and holding up over the loss of your beloved brother-in-law. I know what a difficult and painful loss this is. I want to convey our family’s deepest sympathy to the Adanijo family on this loss. Times like this truly test our faith. I am reminded of the Bible passage that says "Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted." I hope that your family find that comfort and that your faith will guide you all during this difficult time. It is our fervent prayers that your brother-in-law will be rewarded for the gracious and blessed life that he led.  I hope that by holding on to your faith and trusting in the Almighty God, your family will find the peace and comfort to ease this pain. Once again our deepest sympathy. Be strong and courageous in this very sad and difficult time. Sincerely For and on behalf of the OROJO clan Ekiteji, Ijaja, Arigidi  Akoko NW LGA Ondo State
Posted by Crystal Aniekwe on 1st October 2018
God will see the Udegbe family through these hard times. My deepest condonlences ❤️, you will continue to live on through your children as they continue to grow and succeed with the guidence of the Lord. Many blessings are ahead we claim it in Jesus name. Rest in perfect peace
Posted by Bimbo IKpefan on 30th September 2018
It’s so hard to get used to the fact that Joe is no more. All I can picture is his cheerful face , and strong voice. I can’t help but relive the years I’ve known him. I have always had a respect for Joe, his easy going ways, wisdom, his talents and his love for Bola and the children. Joe you would never be forgotten as a very good friend that stuck like a brother. You will be very much missed. Each time I see my kitchen and wooden floors I will always remember you and the relationship we had as a family. These so often put you in my heart even when you were alive. Good night dear big brother. May God see Bola and the children through. Amen. Bimbo Ikpefan
Posted by Eugenia Dibosa on 30th September 2018
Your demise is a shock. Joe, you were a gentle man par excellence kind unassuming hardworking father and husband. You were very generous to the Church a good man. A highly spiritual man, you have shared in Christ sufferings and you will by His grace share in His glory. May your gentle soul rest in Peace. Amen.
Posted by IFEOMA ISIUGO-ABANIHE on 30th September 2018
Dear Bola, It has been difficult for me to get through to you - Prof. Bola Udegbe - since I heard the shattering news of your dear husband's passage to glory; hence, I decided to use this medium to reach you ahead of my family's formal condolences. Although I only met Engineer Joe, your husband, a few times, it was very clear that he was a good man, and one that cherished family values. I can recall the noble statements he made about his wife on the day I visited the house during those days of promotion saga; his disposition on occasions when he came around after our WORDOC and ISERT programmes at the University of Ibadan was ever courteous; indeed, one can summarily say that the world has lost one of its finest. My family joins other friends to pray for the repose of his gentle soul and God's divine healing and comfort to you, our friend, Bola, your lovely children and all those he left behind.
Posted by Edith Ajaiyeoba on 29th September 2018
It was a rude shock when I learnt of the passing on to glory of my friend Bola husband, Engr. Joe Udegbe. May his soul rest in peace and may perpetual light keep shining on him. I commiserate with Bola, the children and the entire family. May the Holy Spirit comfort you all at this time. He will be sorely missed! Edith Ajaiyeoba
Posted by Remy Oriaku on 29th September 2018
Sad! How I wish this was some fake news. Gentleman Joe has left us in the quiet but dignified demeanour which defined his presence in Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Church, UI to be with his heavenly father. May God comfort and strengthen his wife and their children. Adieu Joe.
Posted by ADESHINA OJO on 29th September 2018
Dear Prof, Accept my heartfelt sympathy for the demise of Daddy. May his soul rest in perfect peace and the Lord will console you and rest of the family, Amen. Dr Adeshina Ojo.
Posted by Vijitha Eyango on 29th September 2018
Our heartfelt condolences to Bola and her dear children and extended family. Memories of laughter, friendship and deep discussions in Los Angeles. What a loss of a great, kind and compassionate man. May his beautiful soul rest in peace. With much love from the Eyango family--Viji, Prince, Kamala and Mina xox
Posted by Anne Addeh on 28th September 2018
Mr UdeJoe! I couldn’t say good bye when I left you in cincinnati cos I was afraid it might be final. I had faith that God was on your case with the special prayer request pasted at the wailing wall in Israel. Alas Jehovah had other plans for you. And why not? He is Sovereign. And we accept His will. And He did give us (your friends and your family) memorable two more years of you. For that we are grateful. And you were a man in the image of Christ himself. A gentleman , a man of deep catholic faith - a Christian; A patient man. A considerate man. A friend and a brother to my husband Johnny who you met in the university. And your group of friends became brothers that have stuck close to become family. You were a rare gem : helpful, optimistic and humble. Quiet to a fault. You loved and you supported your family. You were a model husband and father Joe. Your legacy lives on in them. As the sickness made its onslaught , you bore it all without a whimper so as not to alarm us who were around you. It was a marvel. That was the essence of you Mr UdeJoe! Never knowingly hurt anyone. Adieu - finally I do say goodbye! Rest in peace in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ in Jesus name amen
Posted by Grace Adejuwon on 28th September 2018
What man is he that liveth and shall not see death ? ( Psalm 89 vs48). Engr Joe Udegbe has left everyone to be with the Lord. You lived an exemplary life full of love and care. Honouring your special life is the least that could be done. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit strengthen those you left behind.
Posted by Augustine Eigbe on 28th September 2018
This Tribute by Austen Eigbe on 28 Sept 2018 :Joe was my junior in High School & later a colleague at the Delta Steel Company. The news of his demise took me by shock as we have not been in touch for quite a while,but i have pleasant memories of him. He was a pleasant personality,self motivated & bold initiatives. Relentless in pursuit of his visions & unwavering in his beliefs. A huge loss to humanity,but iam comforted to learn of his constant faithfulness to Christ our master. Rest in peace Joe in the bossom of the Lord;may God grant his beloved wife & children the fortitude to bear his irreplaceable loss. Good night Joe until we meet again at the endless day.
Posted by Adebola AGBAJE on 28th September 2018
MONUMENTAL LOSS! This is painful and poignant. Can't come to terms with this horrible news. Why do the good ones die early? Engr. Joe Udegbe was a quintessential husband, father and friend to my family. He was a perfect gentleman, soft spoken, intelligent, humorous and real. I will never forget the last time we met.  Your words during the short conversation resonate forever. An encourager per excellence who lived by example. He lived the godly example of who a husband and father should be. You doted on your lovely wife, Bola and the children. Never compromised your roles. You were an angel. Truly, "Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come." Isaiah 57:1. My heart and prayers go to Bola and the children. God will surely not leave you in the lurch. He will baptise you with comfort from the Holy Spirit. Grace to move on victoriously, He'll grant you. I thank the good Lord that we had Joe in his glory and beauty for 63 years. He lived for God. May Jesus lead you by His hand to hèaven, your home forevermore. It's goodnight till the blessed and bright resurrection morning. 
Posted by Wale Adebanwi on 28th September 2018
Dear Prof Bola Udegbe, I am sad to hear of the passing of your loving husband. Please, accept my condolences. God be with you. Wale.

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