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Richard (Dick) Bell

  • On April 3, 2023

Richard (Dick) Bell, 86, of Houston, PA died on Saturday, April 1, 2023. He was born on March 23rd, 1937 in Canonsburg, a son of Norman and Helen (Martin) Bell.

Loving father of Pamela (the late Jimmy) Dodd, Sandy (Jay) Snyder, Donna (Donny) Dodd and Tracy (John) Gudac.

Cherished Grandfather of Justin Dodd, Melissa (Russ Geary) Dodd, A.J. (Rachel Phillips) Snyder, Brittany (Jesse) Pesanka, Ryan (Amanda Patrick) Dodd, Kelsey (Brandon Nicotra) Dodd, and Calista Gudac.

Beloved great grandfather of Levi and Tristan Snyder, Maddox and Madison Pesanka, and Hudson Nicotra.

Brother of Norman (Virginia) Bell and his sister Romaine Murdy.

Also survived by the mother of his children, Anita Bell.

He graduated from Canonsburg High School in 1955. During his high school years, he was on the wrestling team. Dick retired as a Corrections Officer from Lee County Sheriff’s Department, Fort Myers, Florida with 10 years of service in 1996. He was also employed as a Canonsburg Police Officer in the late 60’s. In the 70’s, he was employed as the Captain of the North Strabane Police Department. Dick played many years for different soft-ball teams, White Eagles, Tiny Store, Cummins Buick, all of Canonsburg. He also was a player for the Southview League who won a soft-ball championship in the 70’s. Dick was an avid bowler for several different teams at the Canon Bowl in Canonsburg. He enjoyed fishing, going to the beach, waxing his car, loved Pittsburgh sports, and most of all, spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A gathering of family and friends is set to be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 11-1 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. A memorial service will take place on April 5,2023 at 1 pm immediately following the gathering at the funeral home.

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