Thomas J. "Buzz" Bell (1931 - 2016)

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Thomas "Buzz" J. Bell, 84, of Mahaffey passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, at DuBois Nursing Home.
Mr. Bell was born June 10, 1931, in Mahaffey, the son of the late Thornton J. Bell and Wilda (Russell) Bell.
Mr. Bell is survived by three children, Brian Bell of Mahaffey, Greg Bell of Palmrya, and Kelly Yarger of DuBois. He is survived by many grandchildren: Joshua Wazelle and wife Darcy, Jenipher Pierce and husband Bill, Brian T. Bell Jr. and fiancee' Cait, Brittani Bell, Kristin Bell and fiance' Zach, Jeff Bell, and Isaac Bell; and five great-grandchildren.He is also survived by one brother, Russell T. Bell of Mahaffey.
He is preceeded in death by his wife, Joyce J. Johnson and two sisters, Helen Clark and Marjorie St. Clair.
Mr. Bell was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and a Paratrooper of the 11th Division and the 101 Airborne from 1949-1954. He graduated from the Mahaffey High School in 1948. He also was a beekeeper from the age of 10 and had a great interest in airplanes.
Friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Waldron Funeral Home in Mahaffey where a funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Myron Wattenphul officiating.
Online condolences can be made at www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.
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Waldron Funeral Home
831 Market St
Mahaffey, PA 15757
(814) 277-9911
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Published in The Courier Express on Mar. 28, 2016