July 13, 1950 – March 23, 2021
Kenneth Gerrard Bell, age 70, born July 13, 1950, formerly of Seminole, Florida passed after a lengthy battle with cancer. Services to be determined in his place of birth Pittsburgh, PA. His mother, Mary E. Bell, and stepfather, Claude Bell, preceded him in passing. He is survived by his wife, Mary L. Bell, and son, Nathan A. Bell, along with his wife, Jennifer Bell, and many nieces, nephews and grand children and many other loved ones. Given the Air Force Commendation Medal for his military service in Indochina. He retired from the County of Allegheny, where he worked as a correctional officer for 29 1/2 years. Member of VFW Post 1810, Brentwood, Pleasant Hills American Legion Post 712, Disabled American Veterans #76 and Pleasant Hills Guthrie lodge #509, Blue Knights PA7 Chapter and Allegheny County Retirees Assoc. (ACRA). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be addressed to his favorite charity. Friends of Fisher House, 3945 Forbes Avenue, Box 240, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Fisher Donations (412) 573-1961 or pittsburghfischerhouse.org
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April 15, 2021
Kenny married my very best friend , MaryLou, when they were quite young, and they became a loving and devoted couple. Kenny served his country proudly and with honor. He played the bass guitar, and sang with a group of like-minded friends at a lovely house in Maryland. “Those were the days” as the song goes. We all enjoyed being young, being with each other, and so glad in many ways when the Vietnam war ended. Kenny always supported and listened to his fellow service men and women. He had great empathy for the servicepeople, for their physical and emotional wounds. He loved his family, and I especially loved how he would call MaryLou, “my gal.” We will all miss Kenny; a very special man.
April 12, 2021
Our condolences and prayers to Mary Lou and Nate and family. Many memories over the years may you rest in peace ken.
April 8, 2021
I still remember when he would come to George's pool when me and mom would visit and swim with me. Often helping me stay afloat cause I was to short for the shallow end and putting me on his shoulders or bag to jump into the water with me. Playing in his backyard and often playing a spotting game for the groundhogs from his back porch. We would always have the best times and all the stories he would tell me were just amazing. Im gonna really miss him