It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, William F. “Bill” Bell, age 93, of McCandless Twp., formerly of Mars, on Tuesday morning, May 5, 2020.
Born in Lima, Peru on July 1, 1926, he was the son of the late Esther Warner and William Frazier Bell.
He served his country during WW II in the Army Air Corps and began work as a draftsman upon returning from overseas. Bill was a past member of the Mars Area School Board and came out of retirement to project-manage construction of the Adams Township municipal building.
He was a member of the Mars United Presbyterian Church, the Mars V.F.W. and American Legion.
He was a lifelong Pirates fan and bowler, carrying a near 190 average in his prime and continued to bowl until age 93. His dry humor and gentle nature charmed young and old and he was known for his kind and compassionate spirit.
Bill was a devoted husband and son. He and his wife, Lewetta, had been preparing to celebrate 70 years of marriage on June 4th. In addition to his wife, surviving are three daughters, Billie Durn (Randy) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Patty Baylor (Dave) of Wexford and Karen Muse (Mike) of Loveland, OH, a son, Ken Bell (Margaret) of Ohara Twp., ten grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by a brother, Charles Bell and a sister, Mary Jane Bell.
A private service was held for the family. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Warrendale, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Mars Public Library, P.O. Box 415, Mars, PA 16046. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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