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1953 Max 2021

Max L. Bell

December 9, 1953 — November 20, 2021

Max L. Bell “beloved father”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Max L. Bell, 67, of Shinglehouse, passed away in his home on Saturday, November 20, 2021, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Born on Wednesday, December 9, 1953 in Shinglehouse, he was a son of Russell and Kathryn M. Coates Bell.
Max was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. He was a longtime employee of Dresser Rand Industries in Olean, where he was a machinist until his retirement.
Max loved to fish and hunt. He enjoyed history. His greatest love was his son, Matthew, who he lovingly referred to as “his boy”.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, Matt (Angel) Bell of Rochester, Pa.; four sisters, Georgia M. Sweet, Madge L. Lydic, Beverly J. Huber, and Joyce A. Ferguson; and five nieces.
Max was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Kenneth A. Sweet.
In keeping with Max’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Oswayo Valley Rod & Gun Club, PO Box 186, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Max’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Max, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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