Allen L. Bell

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Allen L. Bell, 81

WELLS - Allen L. Bell, 81, passed away on June 6, 2018, at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, from COPD and Alzheimer's Disease.

Allen was born in Bangor on April 13, 1937, the son of the late C. Allen Bell and Trenna Mabel (Whitney) Bell. Allen graduated from Jackson High School in Michigan in 1955. He went on to obtain a bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a Ph.D. in Anatomy from Syracuse University in New York. Allen was an expert in electron microscopy, human anatomy, and histology, and was a gifted photographer. He ran the EM lab and taught anatomy and histology for 34 years at the University of New England College of Medicine in Biddeford, where he retired as a tenured full professor.

Allen was also a skilled photographer, an amateur astronomer, and an excellent cook. As a professor, he was known for including humor in his lectures, and was well liked by his students and colleagues.

Allen is survived by his beloved wife, Patience (Tracy) Bell; his sister, Catherine (Bell) King; daughter, Shari Bell; son-in-law, Eric Richardson; grandchild, Lily Richardson; and first wife and mother of his daughters.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Christy Bell, who died in 1982.

Allen's burial was among his family and friends at the Cedar Brook Burial Ground in Limington, on Monday, June 11.

There will also be a public gathering to celebrate Allen's life. The date and time are to be determined, and will be posted on the funeral service's website. Arrangements are with Chad E. Poitras Cremation and Funeral Service, Buxton, www.mainefuneral.com

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to Hospice of Southern Maine:
180 U.S. Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074, or
The ASPCA, or the charity
of your choice.


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Chad E Poitras Cremation & Funeral Service
498 Long Plains Rd
Buxton, ME 04093
(207) 929-3723
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on June 14, 2018
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