---- — PLATTSBURGH — Herman A. Bell, 86, of the Wallace Hill Road, Plattsburgh passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at his home with his loving family by his side under the care of Hospice of the North Country.
He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. on Sept. 18, 1926, the son of Orville A. and Mildred C. (Renadette) Bell. Herman attended Mount Assumption Institute. He and his brother Clifton took over the family dairy farm and he was a dairy farmer all of his life. Herman was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 7248 Treadwells Mills and he was a member of St. Alexander's Church, Morrisonville.
He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Debra Conners, a brother Clifton Bell and two sisters Gertrude Provost and Loretta Rabideau. Herman is survived by his wife Valida A. (Trombley) Bell of Plattsburgh. They were married May 3, 1949, at St. Alexander's Church. He is also survived by a son Randy Bell and his wife Lynn of Plattsburgh, three daughters; Barbara Recore and her husband John of Plattsburgh, Linda Daniels and her husband David of Plattsburgh, Sandra Boslet and her husband Edward of Plattsburgh, a son-in-law Brian Conners of Plattsburgh, a sister Winifred King of Plattsburgh, a sister-in-law Deanna Bell of Plattsburgh, thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive him.
Calling hours will be Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at St. Alexander's Church, Morrisonville. Interment will follow at St. Alexander's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the North Country. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com