Ernest A. Bello, 77, passed away on December 1, 2020. Born in Stamford, CT, he graduated from USF in 1970, and lived the remainder of his life in the Tampa Bay area. He worked as an accountant and chief financial officer for multiple Bay Area companies including A-OK Doughnuts (Tampa’s first doughnut shop), Knight & Wall, Fabric King, Trinity School for Children, and Accounting Solutions. He loved crunching numbers for a living, but is probably more well known for crunching Oreos and the pearly keys on his accordion. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, “poppy”, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; son, Ernest; daughters, Cristine and Celeste; brother, John (wife Sherry); sister, Mary; niece, Wendy; nephew, John (wife Sandy); nephew, Michael; sister and brother-in-law, Yvette and Alan; and stepdaughter, Jenna (husband Mike and sons Bertram and Mac). There will be a private family ceremony. Please send flowers to Abbey Affordable Cremation and Funeral Services, 12541 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33774; phone 727-517-2340.