Eric M. Bell

WARREN — Eric Michael Bell, 46, of 700 Buckeye St. NW, Warren, departed this life at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at his home from an extended illness.

He was born April 17, 1971, in Pittsburgh, the son of Clifford Jr. and Carol Edythe Bufford Bell, coming to the area in 2015.

He was a graduate of The Rayen High School and enjoyed riding his bike, listening to music and dancing.

He leaves to mourn one brother, Shane Bell of Youngstown; two sisters, Ms. Megan Bell of Dayton and Ms. Dana Bell of Youngstown; two nephews, Allen and Cameron Bell, both of Youngstown; one niece, Ms. Kiana Bell of Youngstown; caregiver/uncle, Cochise Bufford of Youngstown; companion, Leah Kopheiner of Warren; and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Ms. Edythe Floyd Bufford, Hiawatha K. Bufford, Clifford Bell Sr. and Ms. Rose Warden Bell.

Funeral services will be noon Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Chapel. Calling hours will be 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, one hour prior to services, at the funeral home.

Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Home.

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