Obituary: Dale C. Bellman


Dale C. Bellman, 68 of Biddeford died on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Southern Maine Health Care.  He was born in Akron, Ohio on Aug. 17, 1946 to James Russell Bellman Sr. and Edith (Armour) Bellman.  He attended schools in Ohio before joining the Army in 1965. Dale moved to Maine in 1981.dale bellman sr obit

Dale dedicated his time to serving for our country by joining the Army from 1965 through 1969.  He then went on to work in law enforcement as an officer for 17 years, then went on to become the Chief of Police in Bethel for eight years.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors by going out fishing and hunting with his family.  He also enjoyed watching and listening to his son play in a band.

On Dec. 31, 2001 Dale married Susan Van Tassel in Arundel.

He is preceded in death by: His father James Bellman Sr.

His mother Edith Bellman

brother Jim “Buster” Bellman

2 sisters Sandy and Arlene

He is survived by: his wife Susan (VanTassel) Bellman of Biddeford

1 brother Frederick Bellman of North Carolina

2 sisters: Joan Errington of Ohio

Mickey McKenzie of Ohio

1 daughter: Tammy Roberts and her husband David of Rumford

4 sons: Dale Bellman Jr. of Auburn

James Bellman of Bryant Pond

Christopher Bellman of Bryant Pond

Joseph Bellman of Norway

5 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter

1 step daughter: Julie Van Tassel of Biddeford

Visiting Hours will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Hope Memorial Chapel.   A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at Hope Memorial Chapel in Biddeford. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Dales name to: D.A.R.E Program: P.O. Box 512090, Los Angeles, CA 90051; American Lung Association of Maine: 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330; Easter Seals: 125 Presumpscot St. Portland, ME 04103.   Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. To share condolences online, please visit


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