James F. Bell

February 26, 1944 ~ May 1, 2022 (age 78)

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James (Jim) Francis Bell J.D. CPA

Beloved son, brother, grandson, cousin, uncle, husband, father, friend, and most happily grandpa; or as he loved to be called “Papa”. Jim was a lawyer, a CPA, a college teacher, a Mr. Fix it, a diehard chocolate and ice cream lover, and a man who was always quick with a joke and a life lesson.  He is survived by his wife Kathleen of 51+ years who was by his side until the end, his daughter Dr. Sandra M Snyder, son-in-law Kile Snyder, son James M Bell, CPA, daughter-in-law Caroline Jacques, PhD, and his four grandchildren who were his world…Connor, Carter, Elena, and Summer.  

He loved children!  In conjunction with this, and in lieu of flowers, it was his wish that you please donate to another special child in his life. 

Memorial Mass, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Holy Family Church at 11:30 AM. (EVERYONE MEET AT CHURCH). Inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received Monday, May 9, 2022, 5-7 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).

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May 9, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Memorial Mass
May 10, 2022

11:30 AM
Holy Family Church
7367 York Road
Parma, Ohio 44130


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