Robert E. Bell Sr.
Robert E. Bell Sr.
Robert E. Bell Sr.
Chili - Robert E. Bell Sr. Age 81. Died at home May 26, 2021 after a life well lived. Loving husband to Sandy, Beloved father of Colleen (Jim) Stenglein of Chester, VA, Robert Jr. (Diane) Bell of Glen Allen, VA, Timothy (Renee) Bell of Churchville, NY, Michael (Hannah) Bell of Richmond, VA, and Cissy (Jeff) LeBlanc of Scottsville, NY, Sandy's daughter Whitney (Jerred) Clark, Kit's daughters Lyne Plessis-Belair, and Anik (John) OBourn.  Proud Papa to Liam, John, & Grace Stenglein, Bo Bell & Jessica (Brandon) Bucker, Abbey (Josh) Miller, Alex, Daniel, & Mary Bell, Brian, Peter, Joseph, & Adam Bell, Jacob, Caroline, & Audrey LeBlanc, John Clark.   Brothers John (Kathy) Bell, Joseph (Mary) Bell, Richard (Marianne) Bell, Lawrence (Eileen) Bell, and sister Elizabeth Pisa, cousin Fr. John O'Connor, nieces, nephews, and too many friends to name.
Bob was born and raised on Lexington Ave and attended Holy Rosary school and Aquinas Institute (Class of '57).  He loved golf, Aquinas, Notre Dame, the Yankees, and the Buffalo Bills.  He loved Zwiegle's hot dogs, fried baloney, Manhattan's, and cigars.
Bob was successful in business, but more successful in the relationships he cherished.  Family, friend, acquaintance, and sometimes a stranger, he was there if you needed him. Whether at home in Canton, NC, at his cottage on Cayuga Lake, or the house in Scottsville, Bob was surrounded by the people he loved.   He always had a story to tell that would keep everyone laughing.
The family would like to thank Dr. Thu Le for her excellent care.
Friends and family may call from 3PM to 7PM on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at Leo M. Bean & Sons Funeral Home 2771 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY 14624. Bob's Funeral Mass will be Friday, June 4, 2021, 1 PM, at St. Pius Tenth Church (3010 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY 14624). Private interment, St. Pius Tenth Cemetery immediately following the service. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made in Bob's memory to Aquinas Institute, 1127 Dewey Ave. Rochester, NY 14613 or www/
Denise & Carter Robertson
Thursday - May 27, 2021 12:00 am
Denise and I are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. To a life well lived!!!
Audrey LeBlanc
Thursday - May 27, 2021 12:00 am
Papa,. you were the best of the best. thanks for being my absolute best friend for 16 years. i am going to be lost without you. hope heaven has good mexican sundaes. 143, awesome
Kevin and Carol Hade
Thursday - May 27, 2021 12:00 am
Carol and I have the entire Bell family in our thoughts and prayers. Your father was a great man who lived his life to the fullest and on his own terms. Godspeed.
Chuck Swain
Friday - May 28, 2021 12:00 am
I have great memories on Bob, at work, golf course or out to dinner. My prayers go out to his family in dealing with their loss
John Downing
Friday - May 28, 2021 12:00 am
To say my Uncle Bob was a generous man would be an understatement, and his contributions to family, friends and society will be known for generations. I'm a better man having know him and having his children as my cousins will forever be a gift. Keeping family in our prayers. John, Susan & Emily Downing Orlando, FL
Friday - May 28, 2021 12:00 am
To Bob - A genuine, generous guy and my golfing and cigar buddy. Going to miss you. Rest in Peace my friend.
Joseph ODonnell
Friday - May 28, 2021 12:00 am
Simply the one of the greatest people ever !!
Pamela L Bell
Friday - May 28, 2021 12:00 am
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was the best.
Carol Yager and family
Friday - May 28, 2021 12:00 am
A lot of comfort will come as you think of the wonderful memories of your dad.
Mike Sloan
Friday - May 28, 2021 12:00 am
Cissy sorry to hear of your dad's passing,I always enjoyed talking with him.The Aquinas family will miss him greatly,rest in peace Bob
Joshua Mee and Family
Friday - May 28, 2021 12:00 am
We are very sorry to hear from of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Nancy Chambers
Saturday - May 29, 2021 12:00 am
Although my interactions with Mr. Bell during my time working at AQ were brief, the impression he left me with was everlasting. He always greeted and departed with a warm smile and a handshake. Not being an AQ grad myself, I did my homework before our first meeting. This giant of a man, this legend, this family namesake …. Treated ME like the most important person in the room. I later learned, that’s just how he was to people…always. Mr. Bell’s humility and kindness is the stuff of a good man and a beautiful soul. May he forever Rest In Peace. My sincere condolences to the Bell family and extended many friends.
Kim Wisotzke
Saturday - May 29, 2021 12:00 am
To Sandy and the whole Bell clan. Thank you all for your excellent care of Bob. I know he appreciated it. Care givers are strong people. Now it is time to mourn and heal. Bob was a very generous man. Letting us stay in his beautiful lake house. We were lucky to b included with the Schwab family for a week stay each summer. Give heaven hell Bob and have a good drink with Dick. Tell him we miss him. Love, Kimmie
John and Lisa Caruso
Sunday - May 30, 2021 12:00 am
After getting to know Bob, he not only became your friend, but your father. His attributes as a man and qualities as a person far exceeded his success in business. This world could use a whole lot more Bob Bells’.
Carlos Price
Sunday - May 30, 2021 12:00 am
Condolences from the entire Price family
Kathy Muller
Sunday - May 30, 2021 12:00 am
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob and his brothers right out of high school. Prayers to his family as they go through this difficult time. RIP Bob.
Pam Riggs
Tuesday - Jun 1, 2021 12:00 am
Bob so sorry for your loss.
bob schwab
Wednesday - Jun 2, 2021 12:00 am
There is so much to say about my incredible Buddy it would take a book. We've shared many great moments and the memories will last forever. Generosity is an understatement and laughter constant. He taught me patience and We shared love of family. So fortunate that our families are so close children, grandchildren ,can't say how proud he was and I am of all of them. There is no better person than Bob Bell and no better family than the Entire Bell family. Rest in peace Bob you will never be forgotten. Thx for all the care Sandy and Bell children.
Kathy Kamas
Thursday - Jun 3, 2021 12:00 am
Tim and Cissy - so sorry for your loss.
Mark Spears
Friday - Jun 4, 2021 12:00 am
Rest in Peace Mr. Bell, thank you for the memories, you lived a blessed life and will truly be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire incredible family!
Dickie Rogers
Saturday - Jun 5, 2021 12:00 am
I’m soooo sorry for the loss of a Great person loved by All. R. I. P. Bob Sorry for not getting to the awake or service for my wife is out of town.... but if there’s anything you need or help with anything let me know.... anytime !!! You got my No# !!!
Greg Welter
Monday - Jun 7, 2021 12:00 am
Bob, I regret your loss, but am gratified over his life well lived.
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