John Herbert Bell

September 29, 1928January 14, 2013

John Herbert “Jack” Bell, 84, of Sarasota, FL and formerly of Vandergrift, PA, passed away on January 14, 2013.

He was born Sept 14, 1928 in Vandergrift to Elizabeth and John Bell. Jack has been involved with Sarasota Meals on Wheels and the Lansdale Jaycees, a member of Indian Valley Country Club, The Meadows Country Club, St John’s United Church of Christ, Alpha Sigma Phi, Masons, Philadelphia Association of Metal Finishers and the Tremont Club of Lansdale. He was very involved in the Lansdale community, which included serving as President of the North Penn School District.

John was a Lieutenant in the USAF where he served as a navigator during the Korean War. Jack was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School and founded Precision Finishing Inc in Sellersville, PA in 1955.

He was preceded by death by Patricia Bell. He is survived by his beloved of 20 years, Suzanne MacVaugh; children, Jane Bell Murphy, Thom Bell and Jeffery Bell; grandchildren, Ryan Murphy, Michael Murphy, Andrew Bell, Dean Bell, Adam Bell, Jeffery Bell and Katie Bell; great-grandchildren, Julie Murphy and Aiden Bell.

Memorial Service will be Sat, Feb 9 at 2pm at St John’s United Church of Christ in Lansdale, PA. Memorial Contributions may be made in Jack’s name to Hospice, Meals on Wheels of Sarasota or St John’s UCC Lansdale.

Condolences may be offered at


  • St. John's United Church of Christ Saturday, February 9, 2013

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January 23, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Polly and Ron

bobbi jaskoske

January 19, 2013

Sue we our so sorry for your loss..Jack was a good man...

Bobbi and Tony Scala

Diania Moll-Hunsberger

January 19, 2013

Tom and Jeff,
Just read about your fathers passing.I am so sorry.My dad loved working for him at Precision and he was good to my dad.Just know that he is not suffering anymore and he is with all his other loved ones and good friends.He will always be with you.Look back at all your memories of him.

January 19, 2013

Dave & Dodie

Don and Marilyn Olsen

January 18, 2013

Jack has been a true friend to us. We will miss him!