OLEAN - George T. "GB" Bello, of 916 Osgood Ave., passed away Friday (March 14, 2014) at Buffalo General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
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George was born Nov. 10, 1950, in Butler, Pa., a son of Samuel and Margaret McMahon Bello. On June 3, 1972, in Butler, he married his high school sweetheart Elizabeth J. Graham, who survives.
George was a 1969 graduate of Butler Senior High School. He attended McCook Junior College in Nebraska and also served in the National Guard.
George worked at the family auto body repair shop, Bello's Auto Body, in Butler until 1986. He then worked for Blue Bird Bus as an auto body repairman. George became a part-owner in Heavenly Body in East Olean before going to work for Amore's Collision in Allegany around 1993.
He attended St. Mary of the Angels Church. George was a grateful member of AA for 26 years. He met with the Monday night "Friends of Bill W," his home group at St. Mary's Church.
He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson; and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ohio State football and St. Bonaventure Bonnies basketball.
George was a man who took pride in his work, but he was most proud of his daughter, Angie. He also knew the most important things to him were his family, family traditions and values.
Along with his loving wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angelina J. Bello of Olean; one brother, Samuel (Marcia) Bello of Findley, Ohio; one sister, Catherine (James) Swift of Butler; and many nieces of nephews.
George was predeceased by a stillborn daughter, Sarina Michelle Bello, in 1989.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday (March 19, 2014) at the St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Gregory J. Dobson will celebrate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesis House, P.O. Box 139, Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Mar. 17 to Mar. 18, 2014
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