Clarence E. Bell, 92, of West Leechburg, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights.
A son of the late Clarence Bell and Ellen A. (Watson) Bell, he was born February 2, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Clarence had been employed by Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. as a motorman in West Leechburg before retiring from their Bagdad C-10 operation with 43 years of service in 1990. He was a member of the First Ev. Lutheran Church in Leechburg, the Leechburg Elks Lodge #377, the Kiskiminetas Lodge #617, the U.S.W.A. Local 138, the Valcaravan #13 Scottish Rite Shrine and lifelong member of “LAP” (Leechburg Area Pool). As a lifelong resident of West Leechburg Borough, he was the first baby born in the borough since its organization on January 31, 1928. For 30 years, Clarence served on the West Leechburg Council including holding the office of President for several of those years. He was also a past President of the Westmoreland Borough Association. He enjoyed square dancing and roller skating.
Survivors include a son, Gary E. Bell (Darlene) of West Leechburg; three grandchildren, Travis Bell (Alyson), Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus (Mark), Bradley Belfield; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Louise V. (Artman) Bell in Sept. 2010; a daughter, Sydney L. Belfield; a granddaughter, Stacia Belfield; a brother, Walter Bell; and a sister, Evelyn Blystone.
A private family viewing and funeral service will be held at the First Ev. Lutheran Church in Leechburg. The Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) has been entrusted with arrangements. Private interment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Allegheny Township.
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