Gerald H. "Jerry" Bell  (b. August 1, 1939; d. March 19, 2014) served as a Republican on the Ann Arbor City Council representing Ward 5 from April 1975 to April 1981.


Jerry Bell, an Ann Arbor resident for almost fifty years passed away on Wednesday March 19, 2014. Born on August 1, 1939, Jerry was the son of Evelyn and Henry Bell of Detroit, MI. Jerry is survived by the love of his life of 52 years, Judy Nelsen Bell. Jerry was the caring father of Susan Bell of Ann Arbor, Debbie Bell Pearson of Leesburg, VA as well as a son-in-law, Fred Pearson and two loving granddaughters, Amanda and Katie. Jerry was elected to the Ann Arbor City Council in the 1970's and served a term as Mayor Pro Tem for the city. He is past president of the Oakbrook Condominium Association and the Ann Arbor Jaycees. Jerry was a valued and loyal friend to many and will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Life will take place on Sunday April 6 at Lake Forest Country Club, 3110 W Ellsworth Rd, Ann Arbor MI from 1:00-4:00 pm. A brief Service of Remembrance will be held at 2:00 pm. The family requests any donations may be made to Palliative Care Center, St. Joseph Hospital P.O. Box 995, Ann Arbor MI 48106. Please visit Jerry's personal webpage to share a memory at