NORTHUMBERLAND — Thomas B. Bell, 68, of North Avenue, Northumberland, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, in Lycoming County while on a fishing trip doing what he loved most.

Tom was born Jan. 23, 1951, a son of the late James P. and A. Allethea (Attinger) Bell. On Sept. 9, 1972, he married the former Susan L. Bucher, who survives.

He was a graduate of Shikellamy High School.

Mr. Bell served in the Navy entering on Aug. 11, 1970, and was honorably discharged on Aug. 9, 1974. He was employed as a physician assistant with the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary eventually retiring from the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary. As an avid outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed fishing and tending his vegetable garden. He had a love for woodworking and was a dedicated Penn State Football fan.

In addition to his wife of 46 years, Tom is survived by his son Richard Bell, daughter, Lisa Straub, four grandchildren, Alexis Kline, Nathan Kline, Stella Bell and Oliver Bell, and two sisters, Barbara Hollis and Judy Brittingham.

Friends and family are invited to a graveside service at noon Wednesday at Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington with the Rev. Joan Dodson officiating.

Arrangements are by the Joseph W. Epler Funeral Home, 210 King St., Northumberland.