Rita, age 84, of Hackensack, NJ, formerly of River Edge, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Beloved mother of Carrie Bell Jacobus and her husband Jeffrey and the late Rick Bell. Cherished grandmother of Belinda Rogers and her husband Matthew, Melanie Viloria and her husband Eric and Michael Jacobus. Dear sister of Bert Stein and the late Hy Stone. Prior to her retirement, Rita was a science teacher for 34 years at Roy W. Brown Middle School, in Bergenfield, NJ, and was a long time member of Temple Avodat Shalom in River Edge, NJ. Services will be 11:30 AM Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Garden of Memories Mausoleum Chapel, located at Soldier Hill Road and Pascack Road, Washington Township, NJ. Memorial donations in memory of Rita Bell may be made to the Rick Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund - c/o River Dell High School, 55 Pyle Street, Oradell, NJ 07649. Arrangements are by Louis Suburban Chapel, Fair Lawn, NJ. For additional information, please call 201-791-0015.