Mr. Bell passed away Saturday, September 7th at the New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus where he resided for the past 18 months. He was 89 years old. A longtime resident of Bergen County, Glenn along with his wife Margaret (née Hinke) called Dumont their home for over 40 years. It was in Dumont that they raised their two daughters, Mary and Barbara.
Glenn served honorably with the United States Air Force, stationed on Okinawa during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, Glenn was hired by the retailer Murphy’s and was assigned to their store in Wildwood, NJ. It was there that he met his wife to be, Marge, and were married just 6 months later. Still married at the time of his passing, Glenn and Marge were married 64 years.
Glenn was born and raised in Mc Donald, PA. He was the middle child of a family with three sons. He was predeceased by his older brother Harry and is survived by his younger brother Robert, who lives in Colorado.
Glenn was a skilled automotive technician who worked at several venues in Bergen County. Likely the most notable was the Chevron Station on State Street in Teaneck, wherein the 60s and 70s they kept a Capuchin monkey. “Cappy” became a celebrity among local school children, who made field trips to the Chevron Station just to see the friendly monkey.
Glenn is survived by his loving wife, Marge. His daughter Mary Steffen presently resides with her husband Tom in Little River, South Carolina. Barbara, the younger daughter calls Upper Saddle River her home with her husband Robert Austin and their adult daughter Alexandra.
There will be a private memorial service. The family has suggested that if you wish to do a good deed in Glenn’s honor, you make a contribution to the Recreation Department of the New Jersey Veterans Home at Paramus, One Veterans Drive, Paramus, NJ 07652.