Robert A. Bell, 89, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Lantern Hill. Son of the late Eleanor and James Bell, bob was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent his childhood in Illinois. He graduated Augusta College and went on to earn his Masters at the University of Iowa. Bob started out at the National Labs in Los Alamos, New Mexico before landing in Watchung, NJ, where he lived with his family for over 50 years. He worked for Bell Labs and AT&T.
Bob was a very devoted husband, father, Marine, and friend. He was very active on the Watchung Board of Education and Faith Lutheran Church where he was a member for more than 60 years.
Bob loved to travel together with his wife Patricia, his sister and brother-in-law Lynn and Bill. He also loved his Tuesday lunches with “The Romeos”.
Bob will always be remembered for his kindness and sense of humor.
He is predeceased by the love of his life, Patricia Bell.
He will be fondly remembered and missed by his sons Skip Bell and his wife Laurie of Franklin Township NJ, David Bell of Forked River, John Bell and his wife Bonnie of Denton, TX and daughter Jane Kronenwetter and her husband Alan of Bridgewater, NJ. He also leaves behind his grandchildren Corey, Ken, Stephanie, Shane, Mary, Laura and Anna, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Diabetes Foundation.