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Eugene S. (Gene) Bell Sr.

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Eugene (Gene) S. Bell, Sr.

Eugene (Gene) S. Bell, Sr. age 81, of New Castle, DE, died on Thursday, August 29, 2013 after a long illness. He was the last surviving child of Joseph O. Bell and Electa C. Dodson Bell. Gene, also known as "Peanut", graduated from William Penn High School, was in the Coast Guard Reserve, trained as an instrument technician and worked as a pipefitter for many years. He was a proud member of the Clown Unit of the Shriners Nur Temple and a 32nd degree Mason. Gene's love of radio communications spanned from CB to Ham Radio contacts across the world. His hobbies included deep sea fishing, diving, and remote control air craft flying. He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan.

Gene is preceded in death by his loving wife, Reubena Bell; and 7 brothers and sisters: Joseph Bell, Jr., Margarite Hawke, Thelma Samluk, Amy Jacobs, George Bell, Gladys Hewes, and Clyde N. Bell. He is survived by his 6 children: Bonnie Bell Maya, Eugene "Pete" S. Bell, Jr., Mary Setyanto, Joanne Bartch (Jeff), Patricia Saienni, and William J. Bell (Wendy); 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM in the Strano & Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Rd., Newark, DE 19702 followed by a service in celebration of Gene's life at 1:00 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Gene's memory to Meals On Wheels, 100 W. 10th, St. Suite 207, Wilmington, DE 19801. For directions or to send an online condolence visit

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Published in The News Journal on Sept. 1, 2013
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