Benedetto John Bello Jr. 1 2 3
- Born: 14 Jul 1943, Elkton, Cecil, MD 2 4
- Marriage (1): Suzanne Beacher
- Died: 19 Dec 2016, Elkton, Cecil, MD at age 73 2
- Buried: 23 Dec 2016, Cherry Hill: Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Cecil, MD 2
Another name for Benedetto was Benny Bello Jr..1 5 6
Noted events in his life were:
1. Newspaper: Daily Times: Safety Checks At Fireworks Plants Called, 29 Apr 1969, Salisbury, Wicomico, MD. 7 North East, Md. (AP) -- A special inspection team requested by Gov. Marvin Mandel will start checking safety standards today in the wake of three deaths at one of the five fireworks plants in Cecil County.
Three other persons were also injured Monday when a blast and fire leveled the main building of the Mid-State Fireworks Manufacturing Co.
Killed were Daphne Dorsey of Pleasant Hills, Md., Martha Paxton and Mae M. Wooten, both of Elkton. They were inside the building and burned so badly a county medical examiner called it a "partial cremation."
Injured in the blast were Benito Bello Sr., 71, owner of the plant, and his two sons, John and Benito Jr. John was listed in very serious condition with burns over much of his body. the father was recovering from a shoulder injury and Benito Jr. was in satisfactory condition with burns on the face and arms.
John H. Farrell, county fire investigator, said the plant was being closed for the time being and its manufacturing license suspended.
Mandel called on Henry Miller, director of the Department of Labor and Industry, to dispatch a safety team for an "immediate investigation" of procedures at the plants.
The explosion was the second fatal mishap at the Mid-State plant this year. Last January, two persons were killed and two injured.
The first marshal's office normally carries out safety inspections at fireworks plants, but Mandel called on the Department of Labor and Industry to carry out the extra check, which the governor said would be "beneficial."
The sale of fireworks is illegal in Maryland but the plants have continued to operate as manufacturers for out-of-state dealers and regulated fireworks displays which are allowed by special permit in Maryland.
2. Residence: in 1979 in Elkton, Cecil, MD. 1720 E Old Philadelphia Rd, Elkton, MD, 21921-7005
3. Residence: in 1991 in Elkton, Cecil, MD. 4 1720 E Old Philadelphia Rd, Elkton, MD, 21921-7005
4. Residence: on 12 Jun 2007 in Elkton, Cecil, MD. 3
5. Obituary: Cecil Whig: obituary of Benedetto John Bello Jr. On 21 Dec 2016 in Elkton, Cecil, MD. Benedetto John "Benny" Bello, Jr.
Benedetto John "Benny" Bello, Jr., age 73, of Elkton , MD, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. Born in Wilmington, DE, on July 14, 1943, he was the son of the late Benedetto J., Sr. and Anna Marie Labik Bello. Mr. Bello was a retired maintenance mechanic. A train enthusiast, he loved spending time with his family, woodworking, crafts, and camping. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Suzanne Beacher Bello; sons, Benedetto "Benny" Bello, III (Schatzi), Townsend, DE, Thomas Bello (Tammie), Bear, DE, Steven Bello (Ann), Elkton, MD, and Mark Bello (Rachel), Newark, DE; siblings, John Bello, Elkton, MD, Jean VanDyke, Pensacola, FL, and Rose Dunn, Wilmington, DE; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bello was preceded in death by his sisters, Theresa Elliott and Delores Hill. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2016, at Hicks Home for Funerals, 103 W. Stockton Street, Elkton, MD 21921, where visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Cherry Hill, MD. In lieu of flowers and to assist with funeral expenses, the family requests contributions made payable to Hicks Home for Funerals, P.A., in care of the above address.
Benedetto married Suzanne Beacher, daughter of Alfred Beacher Sr. and Emma Jane Beecroft. (Suzanne Beacher was born on 15 May 1943 8.)