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Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union is mourning the loss of former President/CEO Gary Bell, who died at the age of 54 from complications following a severe bacterial sinus infection.   

Always dedicated to a life of public and community service to improve the lives of others, Bell got his start in Wichita, Kan., where he not only became the second African-American to serve on the Wichita council, but the youngest as well.

He served the Berkeley, Calif., credit union as CEO from 2000-2002 and returned to serve as president/CEO in 2008 until his illness. 

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