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Alan B. Bell II and Nathan A. Bell

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CAMBRIDGE -- Alan Baxter Bell II, 19, and Nathan Alexander Bell, 17, died Thursday, May 26, 2006, in a motor vehicle accident. They were the sons of Alan B. Bell of Cambridge and Dorothy Chester Bell of Greenwich.

The boys were born in Cambridge: Alan on June 15, 1986, and Nathan on Oct. 3, 1988.

Alan graduated from Cambridge Central School, class of 2004. After scoring 99 points of a possible 100 on the United States Navy aptitude test, he joined the Navy and went into the Navy nuclear power program. He graduated from A School and Nuclear Power School in Charleston, S.C. He was currently stationed at the Naval Nuclear Prototype Unit, Ballston Spa., N.Y., where he was a machinist mate fireman.

Nathan was a junior at Cambridge Central School with aspirations for future study in environmental science. He was very artistic and enjoyed his classes with Marge Ridler and Julie Dugan. He had taken several courses in the sport of sword fencing and was quite accomplished. He also liked wrestling, boxing and making sport videos.

The brothers were avid hunters and fishermen, both belonging to the Salem Fish and Game Club. They were also members of the Sons of the American Legion, Captain Maxson Post in Cambridge.

Along with their parents, they are survived by a sister, Corinne E. Bell of Greenwich; their paternal grandfather, Andrew A. Bell of Cambridge; 19 aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins. Alan leaves behind a special friend, Alyssa Long.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 East Main St. Burial of the ashes will be private.

Donations in Alan’s and Nathan’s memory can be made to the Sons of the American Legion Scholarship Fund, PO Box 84, Cambridge, NY 12816.
Published in Bennington Banner on May 29, 2006
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