Max Sibbald Bell, Jr.
September 28, 1929 - December 6, 2017
Max Sibbald Bell, Jr., age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
A native Delawarean, Max was born in Wilmington on September 28, 1929, and was the son of the late Max Sibbald and Claire (Jackson) Bell, Sr. He was a graduate of P.S. DuPont High School in Wilmington, Bates College in Maine and Harvard Law School. Max made his career as a lawyer in the general practice of law with Richards, Layton and Finger in Wilmington, retiring after 40 years.
Active in his community, Max previously served as President of the Delaware affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union; represented Delaware on the A.C.L.U. National Board; Delaware Blue Cross Blue Shield Board of Directors for 30 years; Board of CareFirst, Inc.; chairman of the Delaware State Human Relations Commission; a 20 year Board member for Family Services of Delaware; and served on the Board of Sojourners’ Place, as well as the West Center City Adult Center. Strong in his faith, Max served on the vestry of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, as well as held many positions on the local, state and national levels of the Episcopal Church.
In addition to his parents, Max is preceded in death by his son, Scott Bell and sister, Barbara (Bell) Matuszewski. He is survived by his sons, Curtis Bell and Dwight Bell and grandchildren, Sarah Bell, Max Bell III, and Michael Bell.
A memorial service will be held at 11am on Wednesday morning, December 20, 2017, at the Episcopal Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew, 719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Episcopal Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew, at the address listed above.