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John L. Bell, civil engineer
John L. Bell, civil engineer

John L. Bell, a retired civil engineer who was a partner in the Baltimore engineering firm of Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, died April 28 of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 92. The son of the Rev. John Wesley Bell, a Methodist minister, and Annie Lee Siegler Bell, a homemaker, John Louis Bell was born and raised in Charleston, S.C., where he graduated in 1940 from St. George High School. He attended Wofford College for a year before enrolling at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., where he earned an engineering degree in 1944. Mr. Bell was given a reserve commission in the Navy and served in the Pacific as an engineering officer on the destroyer USS...