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Aug. 25, 1955 – Jan. 31, 2014

William E. Bell Jr., of Buffalo, who worked in security at the West Seneca Developmental Center, died Friday in Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. He was 58.

Born in Buffalo, he was a 1973 graduate of Lafayette High School.

He served in the Army, earned a medal for marksmanship, and was stationed in Germany.

Mr. Bell previously was a claims adjuster for Aetna Insurance in Buffalo and Rochester, then worked for 15 years at the former Geneva B. Scruggs Community Health Care Center until it closed in 2002.

Survivors include his wife, Bridget Moss-Bell; six daughters, Brittany, Brianna Walton, Brielynn, Briesha, Brinette and Braiden; a brother, Donald; two sisters, Anita Winfrey and Lisa Bell-Wilson; and two grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday in SS. Columba-Brigid Catholic Church, 75 Hickory St.