John J. Bell Jr., 64, of Dover, died Sunday, March 28, 2010.


Friends of the late John J. Bell Jr., 64, of Dover, may call on the family at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, at the Church of the Holy Cross, 631 S. State St., Dover, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Mr. Bell died Sunday, March 28, 2010, in the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford.

Born March 2, 1946, in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late John J. Bell Sr., and June Emily Gilbert Bell.

Mr. Bell was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy and the U.S Air Force, and retiring from the reserves in 1998 at the rank of senior master sergeant. He served as an aircraft radio technician for 35 years.

After his retirement he went to work for the civil service, retiring in 2001, for a total of 38 years of service.

Mr. Bell was a member of Eagle Creek Golf Course for 40 years and the Eagle Creek MISGA Association.

He especially enjoyed his Lionel trains and boasted a beautiful layout in his basement. He was an avid Ravens and Oriole fan and an equally avid Elvis Presley fan. He loved to spend time on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Md., and touring Bombay Hook. He enjoyed working in his yard, and took pride in his beautiful fish pond.

Mr. Bell loved to spend time with his family and friends and loved them all dearly.

He was a member of the Church of the Holy Cross, Dover.

Mr. Bell is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Rose Trippe Bell of Dover; a son and daughter-in-law, John J. and Donna Bell of Wilmington; a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Adolf Korosec of Frederica; and five grandchildren, Christopher Bell, Brandon Hughes, Sarah Korosec, Emily Hughes and Michael Korosec.

He also is survived by two brothers and their wives, Lawrence and Iona Bell of Spring Grove, Pa., and William and Sue Bell of Owens, Md.; a sister, Carolyn Dorsch of Scotland, Md.; and other loving cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Interment will be in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Bell’s name may be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901; or the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company, 200 E. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Camden, DE 19934.

Letters of condolence may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.