James E. Bell, 85, of Kenmore, died Thursday (Sept. 23, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Born in Belleville, Ont., Bell graduated from Fosdick Masten High School. He worked at Colonial Radio and later at the former Hewitt-Robbins Co. as traffic manager. After 47 years of employment at Hewitt-Robbins, Bell retired in 1974 and became the head custodian at Knox United Presbyterian Church.
He was a member and past treasurer of the Transportation Club of Buffalo, past director of the Rushford Lake Landowners Association and a member of the former Ely Parker Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and playing golf.
Bell spent summers at Rushford Lake.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marion W.; three daughters, Deborah Flierl of Williamsville, Beverly Ryan of Tonawanda, and Nancy Wright of Acton, Mass.; a son, Robert Klein of East Amherst; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Knox United Presbyterian Church, Kenmore.