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Chester Sharon Bell Jr. ’52

Published in Dec. 8, 2005, issue

Chet died of sepsis Dec.13, 2003, in Washington, D.C., where he lived. He was 73.

Born in Chicago, he entered Princeton from Neenah [Wis.] High School. At Princeton he was an economics major and a member of Elm Club. After studying marketing at NYU's Stern School of Business, he moved to Washington in 1959 to work for the US Agency for International Development. For more than 25 years Chet, an AID development officer, was a sterling example of Princeton in the nation's service, serving with distinction in Washington, South Korea, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Oman.

A quiet, contemplative, compassionate, and appreciative man, Chet loved serving the less fortunate at home and abroad. He relished taking long walks, especially with his dogs. Above all, he loved his family.

While Chet, who never married, left no immediate survivors, he is lovingly remembered by Louise Risk, the widow of his cousin, Sharon Clay Risk '43, and Sharon's three children, Barbara de Boinville '74, Nan Rollings, and Clay Risk '78. To them, the class extends its deepest sympathy.

The Class of 1952

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