Stanley P. Bell, an award-winning sailor and race committeeman, died Tuesday, November 27, in Sound Shore Hospital in New Rochelle, NY. He was 69. Born in New Rochelle, he lived most of his life in Larchmont, where he learned to sail and won the Sears Cup in 1948 as the leading junior sailor on Long Island Sound. He was chairman of the Winter Race Committee at the Larchmont Yacht Club, where he was a life member. He was also a member of the Storm Trysail Club, and its Block Island Race Week committee, and a past member of the New York Yacht Club.
Known by many principally for his race committee work, Bell also raced everything from 110s to 12 Meters and was a member of the crew of Northern Light, the first boat across the finish line in the 1962 Newport-Bermuda race. A 1953 graduate of Dartmouth College, he was vice president of Cortez F. Enloe & Co., where he worked from 1953 to 1966. He then started his own medical advertising company, Bell & Bishop Inc., which he operated from 1966 to 1972 in Manhattan. He then became president of Executive Health Examiners until his retirement in 1990, after which he started his own landscape and nature photography company.
Bell is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cynthia W. Bell, of Mattapoisett, MA; two sons, Stephen, of Amherst, NY, Stuart, of Princeton, NJ; his daughter-in-law, Virginia, of Amherst; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at St. Johns Episcopal Church, Fountain Square, Larchmont, at 11 a.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Dartmouth College Alumni Fund, Class of 53 Scholarship, Hanover, NH 03755. John J. Fox Funeral Home 2080 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont (914)834-0144