Schimunek Funeral Home

9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD


James Edward Bell

July 25, 1925September 2, 2019

On September 2, 2019, James Bell; beloved husband of the late Ardis Bell; devoted father of Karen Elliott, Matthew Bell and Cynthia Schmidt; loving grandfather of Kirk and Kevin Elliott and Bryce Schmidt; great-grandfather of Olivia and Layla Schmidt. James was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, and was the last surviving shipmate of LCT 1260, which served in the Philippines. James retired from his position as Engineer in the AMT Lab at Martin Marietta in 1990. James stayed active in SAMPE as well as the AMT-Old Timers and the 7:30 Club.

Services and interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of James to: The Glen L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, P.O. Box 5024, Baltimore MD 21220.


  • The Glen L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum


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Sarah Zappala

September 13, 2019

I am so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. While I only knew him as a guest at our hotel on Cape Cod, it was always a pleasure to see him pop in the front door with his cheerful greeting and tales of his trip. He'd ask after my family as he had met my son in previous years as well. I will always remember him fondly. My condolences to all of his family & friends.