Andrei V. Bell, 61, of Preston Hill Rd., Hamilton, NY passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility.
Andrei was born May 12, 1953 in Moscow, in the former Soviet Union, the son of Villen O. Belogorsky and Anna I. Belogorskaya (nee Fastovskaya), and studied at the Institute of Foreign Languages. He emigrated in 1974 with his mother and grandmother. He earned a bachelor's degree in French from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies from Boston University. He worked as a computer operator until advancing Parkinson's disease, with which he was diagnosed in 1994, forced him to retire. He was the author of a number of books, including "Ethnic Cleansing" (St. Martin's Press, 1996), published under the name Andrew Bell-Fialkoff.
Surviving are his partner of 21 years, William B. Meyer of Hamilton; two cousins, Ina and Misha Itenberg of Haifa, Israel; and many friends.
His ashes will be interred in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or The American Friends of Magen David Adom at www.afmda.org/ways-to-give/make-a-donation .
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton.