George F. Bell, 83, telephone company supervisor

October 04, 2005

George F. Bell, a retired telephone company construction supervisor active in the Lions Club, died of a heart attack Wednesday at Howard County General Hospital. The Westview resident was 83.

Born in Frederick, he was a 1940 graduate of Frederick High School. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, and was recalled into service during the Korean War.

He joined Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. in the 1940s, and at his retirement in 1984 was based in Ellicott City as a supervisor of construction. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Mr. Bell was a member of the 40 West Lions Club for 39 years and held positions including district governor, president, treasurer and secretary. He received numerous awards and certificates of appreciation. Active in the Boy Scouts, he was associated with Troop 888 in Westview.

Services were held Sunday.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Edith Shelton; two sons, George W. Bell of Catonsville and Jay H. Bell of Gamber; a brother, James C. Bell of Woodsboro; a sister, Helen R. Click of Thurmont; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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