Robert C. Bell, real estate agent, dies


Services for Robert C. Bell, who was retired as a printing company official and real estate agent, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway and Robinson Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Bell, who was 66 and had lived in Chartwell in Anne Arundel County for 13 years, died Saturday after a heart attack at his home.

He retired last spring as an agent for Long & Foster Realtors and had also worked for Coldwell Banker.

He entered the real estate business about eight years ago after serving since 1974 as vice president and plant manager of Alco-Gravure Inc., a Glen Burnie printing company now known as Maxwell Communications.

During the 1960s, he had served as president of the Springfield Gravure Corp., an Ohio printing company that was a subsidiary of the American Cyanamid Co. He had begun working as a chemical engineer for the parent company in Stamford, Conn., at the end of World War II.

A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., he was a graduate of Columbia University.

During World War II, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy in China.

He is survived by his wife, the former Jean Gardner McKenzie; four sons, Bradley Scott Bell of Severna Park, Robert Charles Bell Jr. of Danbury, Conn., Philip Mackenzie Bell of Pittsburgh and Douglas Earl Bell of Chicago; a daughter, Hazel Bell Scudder of Norwalk, Conn.; his stepmother, Roberta Proudian of New Rochelle, N.Y.; three sisters, Jeanne Fili of Bayport, N.Y., Sandra Rebetz of Rye, N.Y., and Bonnie Proudian of New Rochelle; a brother, Norman S. Bell Jr. of California; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

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