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Kenneth L. Bell Sr.

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2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

10:30 a.m.
Friday, October 8, 2021

St. Benedict Church

It is with the deepest sorrow that the Bell Family announces the passing of Kenneth L. Bell, Sr.; beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather, on October 2, 2021, at the age of 82 years old in Johnstown. He was surrounded by his loving family and will be missed by us all. Born December 3, 1938, to the late Frederick and Carrie (Bowden) Bell. Preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Bigam. Survived by and happily married to for 61 years, Janet (Kasic). Also survived by children, Kenneth Bell (Debbie); Barbara Deeter (William); Richard Bell; Pamela Nichols (Randy); Elizabeth Fabina (Joshua); 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and sister, Debra Yost (David). Kenneth graduated from Richland High School and studied computers from DeVry and Sears, where he was their regional trainer for the stores in five states. Kenneth worked in retail, mostly for Sears, but also Bestform, Computer Outlet, Dean Phipps, Boscov’s, and Miracle Mart, until his retirement in 2001. Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard, having served in the 876th & 458th Engineer Battalions. He enjoyed photography, computers, videography, carpentry, and gardening. Kenneth was active in scouting and St. Benedict Church, where he was a lector and taught 5th grade CCD. He was an active volunteer in the YMCA’s parent-child program (Y-Indian Guides father-son) and served on their National Executive council. During Kenneth’s tenure as head of the local program, he organized the father-daughter, mother-daughter, one-parent, and Trailblazers programs. After Kenneth’s retirement, he enjoyed helping his children and grandchildren in many endeavors and loved working in his shop and yard. Kenneth’s wife and family were the joys of his life. In younger years, they enjoyed dancing, skating, hiking, and other outdoor activities. Family and friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd. Funeral Mass to be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Benedict Church. Committal to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Donations may be made in Kenneth’s memory to the Cancer Society. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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