From the Cal South Referee Program:

With heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of our Cal South referee brother Marcelo Bell Jr. on April 28, 2022 at only 32 years old.  Marcelo Jr. most recently worked our National Cup and State Cup matches from February through April this year. 

The Bell Family is devastated by his passing and we join them in mourning their loss.

Refereeing is a big part of the Bell family as Marcelo’s father – Marcelo Bell Sr. – is the president and assignor for the Fontana Referee Association, and is heavily involved in mentoring and developing referees for service to the soccer community.

The strength of our referee program is in our support system. This is a call for action from our referee community to please help the Bell family by donating to a fund toward the overwhelming funeral costs. Any contribution is appreciated.

Funeral services will be open to the public to honor the life of Marcelo Jr. Date and time have yet to be determined but will be announced shortly. Contact for service details.

To help donate to the Bell Family GoFundMe page, click the button below…