BORN JUNE 29, 1939, in Ridgefield, Conn., Russ Bell died of cerebral melanoma at his home in Belvedere, Wash., on Oct. 24, 1992. He had suffered a stroke in Dec. 1990, followed by a seeming recovery and then a brain tumor. He fought his illness gallantly to the end.
Russ prepared for Princeton at the Taft School, where he was active with the newspaper, yearbook, soccer team, and glee club and was valedictorian. At Princeton, he majored in chemistry, graduating magna cum laude; he joined Terrace Club and was a member of the French and chemistry clubs. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His closest friend in the Class was John Schulz, who was Russ's best man.
After Princeton, Russ attended Harvard Medical School. A lifelong philatelist, Russ financed his medical education by buying and selling stamps. After Harvard, he embarked on a career in radiology, most of it with the Ross Valley Medical Clinic, Greenbrae, Calif., where he served as chairman of the radiology department and later as chairman of the board. He was active in the American College of Radiologists and published a definitive professional paper in the early '70s.
Russ is survived by his widow, Judy, and his sons Joseph, Matthew, and John. We join them in mourning his passing.
The Class of 1961