Jeffrey S. (Jeff) Bell Sr., passed away Jan. 26, 2014. He was born February 1, 1942 to Russell D. Bell, Jr. and Elizabeth Bramel Stigall in Bourbon County (Paris), KY. Jeffrey served in the US Navy on the USS Willard Keith and the USS Brainbridge in Quincy MA where he met his wife, Marie Ainslie Bell and raised his family in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University. Jeffrey was a proud and dedicated employee of Polaroid Corporation for over 25 years. He ended his career at DigiMart in Fort Wayne Indiana. Upon the age of 50, Jeffrey began a lifelong passion for running. Participating in Chicago and Florida marathons (including the Inaugural Walt Disney World Marathon) qualifying him for multiple Boston Marathons, finishing proudly in 3:21:35 in 1994. Retiring in Ocala, Florida he was enthusiastic with year round activities. Enjoying his many close beloved friends amongst his community. He is survived and mourned by; his son Jeffrey S. Bell Jr. (Maryann) of Marshfield, Michael R. Bell Sr. (proceeded in death by Jayne) of Wareham and his daughter Teresa M. Bailey (Steven) of Plymouth. Grandad will be missed by his 9 treasured grandchildren; James and Brian Bell, Michael Jr., Ryan, Benjamin and Cassandra Bell and also Jocelyn, Wade and Charlotte Bailey. He leaves behind a brother Russell W. Bell III (Sam) of Berea KY, his sister Suzanne Bell Edwards (Patrick) of Franklin OH and his many cherished nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved brother Eugene B. Bell. Funeral arrangements will be made by the Bartlett Funeral Home, 338 Court Street, Plymouth. Calling hours was held on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 from 4 | 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Vine Hills Cemetery.
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Bartlett-Garrity Funeral Home Inc
338 Court St Plymouth, MA 02360
Published in Old Colony Memorial from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2014