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In Memoriam — Tony Bell
May 24, 2019
Tony Bell, professor emeritus of sociology who served the campus community for 33 years, died May 19. He was 83.
Bell, who joined CSUF in 1968 as a lecturer, was recognized for his research in death and how people react to it. He taught a popular course on death and dying, and trained hospice volunteers in bereavement counseling to help families and patients deal with death and the emotions associated with it.
Bell, a California native, earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas, Austin. He is survived by his wife, Karen, administrative support coordinator emeritus, and sons Erik, Alan and Carlo.
A Saturday, June 8, memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Messiah Lutheran Church, 4861 Liverpool St., Yorba Linda.