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Dorothy S. Bell

January 19, 1931 — April 16, 2023



BELL---Dorothy S., 92, Johnstown, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children and grandchildren, on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Saint Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Bell, son of Frederick George Bell, Sr. and Grace Smiley Bell; daughter Diana Lee; parents, Kenneth R. and Stella (Bloom) Stull; brothers, Dwane (Adrianne) and Don Stull; sisters Mildred Stull and Shirley Paros (Joe); brother-in-law Stan Garb; and sister-in-law Joanne Stull.  She is survived by her son, Tom Bell (Kim) and daughter, Donna Crowson (Danny); grandchildren Jessica Brimm (Eddie), Laura Rayburn (Jeremy Hall), and Daniel Crowson (Naomi); great-grandchildren Joselyn and Kailey Brimm, Devin, Jaden, and Dylan Rayburn, and Dhane and Stella Crowson; brothers Harold and Gary (Karen) Stull; sister-in-law Janet Stull; sisters Lois Gallus (Rick), Irene Miller (Joe), Sondra Garb, and Sharon Stull (Dennis Apple); and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy graduated from Richland High School in 1949, where she played in the band and lettered on the high school basketball team.  On finishing high school, she married Fred, who was in the U.S. Army and who served in the Korean War.  After her husband's death in 1964, she worked for Stanley Home Products in Johnstown.  Several years later, she moved to Warren, OH and was employed by General Electric for twenty years at the Trumbull Lamp Plant, which produced specialty lighting, including sealed underwater lights for submarines and special lamps for the newly-renovated Statue of Liberty in New York.  After retiring from G.E. in 1989, she returned to Johnstown and worked at the Walmart Pharmacy in Richland. Throughout her life, Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews, all of whom could count on a card for every birthday, anniversary, and special occasion from their Mom, Nana, sister, or aunt, Dorothy.  She loved gardening and grew gorgeous calla lilies, hostas, and primroses, which she shared with everyone.  Dorothy was an amazing cook and enjoyed making apricot rolls, apple pies, pineapple upside-down cakes, and buckeyes for holidays and family get-togethers.  She was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan, and it was great fun to watch games with her.  She loved to go to the beach and traveled to Cape Hatteras, NC every summer for years.  Dorothy was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Richland.  Her faith, generosity, strength, courage, sense of humor, patience and grace will be missed by everyone. Family and friends will be received at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Jonathan Adams officiating. Committal, Richland Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted at


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