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David Alan Bell

March 25, 1954

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David Alan Bell, 67, a child of Boston, Massachusetts and most recently of Stockport, Ohio passed from this life Sunday, November 14, 2021.  He was born in 1954 to the late Alfred S. and Althea Elizabeth (née Hunt) Bell.  The second of five children, he is pre-deceased by his brother Charles Frederick Bell.  Surviving siblings are his two sisters, Diane Gail (Carl) Smith and Marion Joyce (Ron) Cody and his brother Matthew Wayne (Martha) Bell. He attended Boston Latin School and in 1971 graduated from East Boston High School.  When just 17, he enlisted in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  Serving proudly for 10 years he was an F4 Phantom Airborne Weapons System specialist and served on both the USS Nimitz and the USS Forrestal.  After resuming civilian life he took those skills and applied them to computers, specializing in hardware. He was integral to the smooth operation of many large clients including Sperry, the Bureau of Public Debt and the IRS.  He married Jean Smith in 1972 and they had a son, Erik.  They divorced early and David became a single parent until marrying Cynthia Frye in 1984 with whom he shares two daughters, Michelle and Breena.  Their family further expanded to include Melissa “Missy” (née West) and then Christopher Mulbay.  In addition to his siblings, nieces, nephews and many cousins, he is survived by his children, Erik (Linda) Bell, Michelle Bell, Breena (Andrew) Strock, and Melissa (Mark) Genzen as well as Christopher (Sonya) Mulbay; grandchildren, Brandi (Brandon) Gonzalez; Tyler (Kenlee) Mulbay, Ashley Burris, Corey Genzen and Mia, Ava, Andrew & Ona Strock, Elizabeth (William “Kurt”) Carothers, Christina (Jacob) Dyer; and great grandchildren, Benito Gonzalez, William & Skylar Carothers, and Maggie & Tanner Dyer.  David was a dedicated and proud Friend of Bill W for more than 21 years and across more than three states.  The fellowship he enjoyed supported and sustained him and brought him full circle back to his family.  He remained active in the fellowship and was committed to providing such support and assistance to others throughout the years.  David had a sharp wit and that, along with his irreverent T-Shirts and colorful beard which he meticulously changed each month, will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of many!  A visitation will be held on Sat, Nov. 20, 2021 from 12-2:00 P.M. at the Matheney Funeral Home in McConnelsville with Veteran Services following at 2:00 P.M.  To send a note of condolence to the family go to www.matheney fh.com. 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 20, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Matheney Funeral Home
165 N. Kennebec Avenue
McConnelsville, OH 43756

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