In memoriam: Robert Bell
By Ashleigh Petersen

In memoriam: Robert Bell

Robert Bell, 83, died May 26, 2021, in San Diego. He worked in many facets of the insurance industry over the last 60 years. In 1983, he founded Robert Bell Insurance Brokers — an independent leader representing the equipment and party rental industries. Bell’s son, Michael, currently is the owner of the company and a current ARA Insurance agent.

He is survived by his children, Heather and Michael (Debra); grandchildren Joseph and Jacob; cousin Carol Fennelly; niece Danielle (Ian); and sister-in-law Patricia Bell.

Ashleigh Petersen

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Ashleigh Petersen is the digital communications manager for Rental Management. She writes news and feature articles, plus coordinates the monthly Safety Issue and several sections in the magazine. Ashleigh loves spending time with her husband and young son, baking, gardening and listening to true crime and comedy podcasts.

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