Philip S. Bell

Born: Mon., Mar. 6, 1933
Died: Thu., Aug. 1, 2013

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Philip S. Bell
Bradford- Philip S. Bell, 80, of Lee Driver Rd., formerly of Smethport, passed away Thursday (August 1, 2013) at the Bradford Nursing Pavilion following a brief illness.
Born March 6th, 1933 in Olean he was a son of Maynard and Etta Wells Bell.  In February of 1955 he married Bonnie A. Brown, who survives.
Phil attended Oswayo Valley Schools.  He had resided in Smethport and South Carolina before moving to Bradford.
Mr. Bell had served with the U.S. Army.  After his service he worked as an offshore driller in Louisiana.  He later was employed by the Olean Tile Company before being employed by Corning Glass in Bradford until his retirement.  He, along with his wife, also owned and operated the Smethport Tasty Freeze from 1960 to 1970.
Phil and Bonnie enjoyed travelling to Florida where they resided in the winter.  He enjoyed his family and loved to play golf.
Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 daughters, Marsha (Rob) Marsh of Bradford and Karen (Thomas) Bowman of Mill Springs, North Carolina; 3 grandchildren, Mollie Kinney, Ryan Comes and Jesse Kinney; and 2 great grandchildren, Reese Kinney and Jacob Comes; a brother, Wilbur Bell of Deep Creek, Maryland; and a sister, Welda Bell of Shinglehouse; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ralph “Bud” Bell and Maynard Bell; and a sister, Yvonne Worden.
As per Phil’s request there will be no public services.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the SPCA, the American Cancer Society or the Bradford Nursing Pavilion.
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Thomas Nobles Family
   Posted Sat August 03, 2013
Bonnie and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Much love to you all. Sincerely, The Nobles Family...Tom, Colleen and Kyle

Vanessa Asp, RN
   Posted Sat August 03, 2013
Marcia, Rob, Bonnie and family,

I am deeply sorrowed for your loss of Phil. Though I only knew him briefly, his kind soul emanated love, which will never be forgotten. Again, my condolences.

Pete and Marty Palumbo
   Posted Sat August 03, 2013
I regret we only got to know Phil and Bonnie this short time since they moved to Bradford. Phil was was a great neighbor. We always enjoyed visited with him and discussing his next project. He had a wealth of knowledge and I learned a lot from our discussions. I am sorry we never got to play that round of golf.

Mike Bell
   Posted Sat August 03, 2013
Bonnie, Marsha and Karen and your families, I am so very sorry to hear about Uncle Phil. He was always the “Cool Uncle.” He had one of the first snowmobiles I ever saw, he flew planes, he taught me to water ski and what a treat to visit the ice cream stand when we were kids. I don’t think he every missed a Bell Family Reunion and I always enjoyed talking with Uncle Phil and Aunt Bonnie. I fondly remember stopping by to chat with them at their house in Smethport on my way home from work. Sometimes Beth, Eli and I would call them up to see if they were home and wouldn’t mind if we came for a visit. We were always welcome. I will miss him greatly. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Mike

Preston and Patsy (Bell) Colbey
   Posted Sun August 04, 2013
Uncle Phil was so special and I have such wonderful memories of him and Aunt Bonnie. He was always proudest of his children and grandchildren.
Please know we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love to you all!

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. " ~Kahlil Gibran

Jean Eastman Bechtold
   Posted Sun August 04, 2013

betty hardes
   Posted Mon August 05, 2013
Bonnie and girls, I was so sorry to read about Phil. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Robert Whealton
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Hi Bonnie: So sorry to hear of Phil passing. My prayers are with you and your family. Hope to see you at T&C this Winter.

Ron Walker
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Bonnie and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Phil's passing, we missed you last winter at Town & Country. I remember the great games of golf with Phil and how you both were so friendly, always waving and chatting to those who passed by your place on the main road into the park.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this loss in your family.
Ron & Nanette Walker & Ellen Walker

Dan and Teri Northrop
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Bonnie and family,
We were sadden to hear of Phil's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Two of your Town and Country friends.