FRANK W. BELL, November 14, 1919 - August 31, 2021
Frank W. Bell, a native of Perkasie, Pennsylvania, and a five-year resident of Snow Camp, North Carolina, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 31, 2021. Mr. Bell was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, on November 14, 1919, to the late Joseph and Olive Bell. He lived in Phillipsburg until his marriage to Lucille C. Johnson on March 15, 1941. They lived in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, for 59 years where they raised two children, Roger and Pamela.
During WWII, Mr. Bell served in the United States Navy as a Pharmacist’s Mate 3/C on board the troop transport ship USS Randall (APA 224). He was a 75-year member of the American Legion Hartzell-Crouthamel Post 280 of Perkasie where he served as Post Commander and coached Junior Legion Baseball for several years. Mr. Bell enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and going to Penn State football games. He was a member of University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 70 years, Lucille Bell, his sister Edith Rustay formerly of Everett, Washington, his brother George Bell formerly of Bangor, Pennsylvania, his daughter-in-law Eleanor H. Bell formerly of Lady Lake, Florida, three nieces (Shirley, Judy, and Donna), and two nephews (Frederick and Dick).
Mr. Bell is survived by his son Roger L. Bell of Lady Lake, Florida, his daughter Pamela B. Westcott of Snow Camp, North Carolina, one niece Karen Tevlin (Wayne) of Montrose, Pennsylvania, grandchildren Donna Prete (Jimmy) of Kendall Park, New Jersey, Michael Westcott (Kathryn) of Snow Camp, North Carolina, Kimberly Watson (Al) of Tallahassee, Florida, and Jeffrey Bell (Cheri) of Monroe Township, New Jersey. He also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren, Dennis, Courtney, Ava, Christopher, Madison, Collin, and Cooper.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Authora Care Hospice, Peak Resources, and the University United Methodist Church family for their love and support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to University United Methodist Church, 150 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, or to your favorite charity.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
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