Robert W. (Bob) Bell, 86, a lifelong resident of the Sheffield area passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the Lutheran Home of Kane with his loving family by his side. He was born in Rew, Pennsylvania on June 28, 1935, the son of Delbert and Myrtle Bell.
After his education at Sheffield High School, Bob continued work until recently in the oil lease which was operated by his grandfather and father. He was the owner and operator of R. W. Bell Excavating and along with his wife Peggy, owned and operated the Forestview Roller Rink for well over 35 years.
Bob was raised to have a strong work ethic. He was a good man who always took time out for others. Bob will be missed by so many, especially his family and the Sheffield Community.
Left behind to cherish Bob’s memory are the love of his life, his wife Peggy (Anderson) Bell whom he married on June 30, 1956, his daughter April Miller & husband Tom of Barnes, Pennsylvania, a brother William M. Bell of Virginia, a brother in law Gilbert (Punkie) Anderson, a Great Grandson Braydn Camp and a Great Granddaughter Jayruh Miller. He is further survived by a special friend Alex Grubbs. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Doris Marie Bell and Lois Ann Bell and a brother, Myron L. Bell.
Bob’s family will welcome family and friends on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Borden Funeral Home of Sheffield. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the funeral home with Reverend Ralph Culp, Methodist Minister officiating. Burial will take place at the Barnes Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Barnes United Methodist Church. To leave an online condolence for Robert (Bob) Bell, please visit www.bordenfuneralhome.com.
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