Kenneth J. Bell

April 6, 2023
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Canandaigua– Kenneth J. Bell, age 79, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2023, at F.F. Thompson Hospital.

Friends may call Wednesday (April 12th) from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, 2583 E. Main St., Gorham, NY.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday (April 13th) at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Light Hill Hospice Home, 5160 Parrish St. Extension, Canandaigua, NY 14424.

Ken was born June 2, 1943 to the late Walter and Ruth Bell. He graduated from Canandaigua  Academy in 1962. Ken worked as a Machinist at Gleason Works in Rochester for 40 years, until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of the Canandaigua Masonic Lodge #0294.

Ken loved spending time with his family, helping his neighbors and working in his garden.

Ken is survived by his wife of 57 years, Regina; son, Michael Bell; daughter, Jackie (Daniel) Pilat; beloved grandson, Jacob Pilat; brother, Edward (Donna) Bell; brother-in-law, Edson Bellis; and several nieces and nephews.

Ken was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Walter Bell, Jr. and Robert Bell; and his sisters, Marion Harris and Ruth Bellis.

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Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
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Memorial Service

Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home

Thursday, April 13, 2023
11:00 AM
Kenneth J Perkins Funeral Home
Main Street, Gorham
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Rachel Clovis from Stanley, NY on Apr. 7, 2023

All our love, Regina, Mike and Jackie, as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful man.

Jeannette Bell from Alvord, TX on Apr. 8, 2023

Aunt Regina, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you & your family. May Uncle Kenny Rest in Peace!

JUDY & DAVE MONAHAN from The Villages, Florida on Apr. 8, 2023

Regina and family,

Sincere condolences go out to all of the Bell family.
Working and ride sharing back and forth to Gleason's with Kenny will always be fondly remembered.
Kenny was certainly one of the good guys.
God Bless

Bob Blind from Webster, NY on Apr. 8, 2023

Condolences to all of Ken's family and friends! I worked with Ken for some time at Gleasons and he was a great guy to work with. He helped me many times and I learned so much from him that helped me move forward through my 43+ years at the Gleason Works. Rest in peace Ken.

Daniel Monagle from Middlesex ny on Apr. 8, 2023

Ken was one of the nicest people I have ever had the privilege to know. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Regina, Jackie and Mike, my sincerest condolences

Naomi Watts from Phelps on Apr. 9, 2023

Ken was a wonderful man, he will be missed. I enjoyed his company at Charle's before Regina and I went bowling. My sympathy for his family.

Craig Cummings from Middlesex, NY on Apr. 9, 2023

RIP Ken. Thoughts and prayers go out to Regina, Jackie & Mike.

Jim & Charlene Cummings from Canandaigua, NY on Apr. 9, 2023

Very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to Regina, Jackie & Mike.

Barb Dimon from Rushville on Apr. 10, 2023

My sincere condolences to the Bell family. Thoughts and prayers are with you Regina, Jackie and Mike. May God bless you all and help guide you through this difficult time.

Yvonne ODonnell from Canandaigua New York on Apr. 10, 2023

Dear Gina. Just heard of Kens passing and I’m so sorry for your loss. I always loved Ken. He was so sweet and nice. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Yvonne

Charles LaBrake from Rochester , NY on Apr. 11, 2023

Dear Regina, Mike and Jackie and Family:
I Share Many Many Memories as Neighbors and Cherrish every one of them through the years. Mr. Bell put up with me many times when I saw him in my younger years working in his Garage. or outside, I would run over to talk to Him and Mom always knew where I was. He was Always Very Kind, and I am Honored to have known Mr. Bell most of My Life. I was glad I got to see Him when I went to Mom's house the last time I was there and got to visit with him. Words can Not express How Our Neighborhood Lost such an AWESOME Neighbor for all He did for Our Family and Others. Please accept My Deepest Thoughts and Prayers to All Of you in Your time of need and let me know if I can help with anything. and I am going to get to the Funeral, But I will miss the Calling Hours based on My work Schedule working the B-Shift at the U of R . With DEEPEST Sympathies Charles E. LaBrake

Debbie & Sam Casella from Cheshire, NY on Apr. 12, 2023

So sorry to hear this. Ken was such a nice man...he will be missed. May your memories comfort you. I hope heaven is full of elderberry pies for him.

Margaret (Mike) Musto from Clifton Springs, NY on Apr. 12, 2023

Regina, my friend, I can't tell you how sorry I was to hear about the loss of Ken. I will always remember our Wednesday lunches at the Creamery for our Beef on Weck and his chicken salad and chips!!!! I could always count on Ken to make me smile and laugh every time we met. We are sending you lots of hugs with this message.

DEBBIE KILBOURNE (Stell) from WATERLOO on Apr. 13, 2023

Regina, Mike and Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss. I am so very glad I knew Kenny from Dad. Certain people become "family" without even knowing it, and you all were just that. My thoughts, hugs and prayers go out to you all. Fly high with the angels Mr. Bell, you are so deserving of that.

Jerry Savage from Rushville NY on Apr. 15, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was such a good friend when we met him in Nibawauka Beach with my lawn mowing, landscaping crew. He touched each one of us, and it was our pleasure to have known him. May he rest in peace, Jerry

Penny O'Brien from Canandaigua, NY on Apr. 16, 2023

My heartfelt condolences to all. Many good memories of times past. Love and prayers, Penny

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