Richard Urtel

Richard W. “Possum” Urtel passed away October 17 (??), 2022 in Buffalo Veterans Hospital.  Born December 15, 1950 in Lockport he was the son of Harold and Bernice (Vicks) Urtel.  Richard served in the US Army from 1970 to 1972 during Vietnam.  He was a machinist working for various manufacturing companies in the Buffalo area.  Richard was an avid fisherman, hunter, drawing, and painting.  Richard also ran the “Possum Lodge Bar & Grill” which was always open to friends.

Richard is survived by his siblings Margaret (Wayne) Baker, Kenneth Urtel, and Steven (Mary) Urtel; uncle to Douglas (Laurie) Baker, Marc (Michelle) Baker, Vickie (DJ) Beiter, and Christine (Bill) Poole.

Relatives and friends may call Friday, Oct. 28th from 4-7 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the Veterans Committee of Elks, Lodge 41, 6791 Canal Rd., Lockport, NY 14094 would be appreciated.  Visit