John A. Bell, a retired Kodak Co. employee and a member of the Navy Seabees, died Wednesday (Oct. 22, 1997) in his Harawyn Shores home, after a short illness. He was 70.
Bell was a native of Theresa and also lived in Elmira. He and his family traveled throughout the state with his father, who was a circuit minister.
He served with the Seabees overseas during World War II and in the Korean War.
Bell began working for Eastman Kodak in Rochester in 1952 and he worked there as a metal fabricator for 30 years, retiring in 1982.
He and his wife, the former Dorine Segouin, lived in Lyndonville, on the shore of Lake Ontario, for the past 25 years.
Bell was a member of the Elks in Albion and enjoyed playing cards, golfing and bowling.
In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, James J. of Oregon; three daughters, Marion Bowdish of Colorado, Kathaline Woodruff of Barker and Brenda Lawrence of Albion; 10 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 38 Lake Ave.