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IN MEMORIAM: Harold F. Lent, 96;

Otego Native Worked For Bendix

Harold F. Lent

ONEONTA – Harold F. Lent, 96, who retired from Bendix Corp. in Sidney after 31 years, passed away on Nov. 4, 2018 at Fox Hospital.

He was born Jan. 14, 1922 on Colburn Avenue in Otego, the son of Frank George and Nancy Ulena (Hammond) Lent.  Harold graduated from Otego Central School in 1939.

He married Bernice Ida Briscoe on Jan. 15, 1943, in Otego.  She predeceased him July 1953.  His second marriage was to Christine Scrivener on July 23, 1955, in Gilbertsville.  She passed away in June 2016.

Harold was a farmer for 10 years, then worked as a process planner for 31 years at Bendix Corp. in Sidney.  He lived in Morris for four years and Otego for three before moving to Oneonta.

Harold was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Oneonta and Sidney. He was a member of the Oneonta Bowling Association for 50 years, as board secretary for 14 years. And he was also a crossing guard for the Oneonta School District for 28 years.

He is survived by his children, Robert and Nancy Lent of Oneonta, Kathleen and Jerry Parsons of Sharon Springs, and Jeffrey and Deidre Lent of Unadilla; grandchildren, David and Ruth Parsons, Daniel and Chris Parsons, Amy and Andre’ N’guettia, Ryan Lent and Tori Hansen, Thomas Lent, Robert and Sandy Lent; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Lucas, Jacob, Alec, Max, Katelyn, Ashley, Jonathan; great-great grandchildren, Mia and Trenton; several nieces and nephews, and Bogey the cat.

He was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Marissa Parsons; brothers, Elmer and Kenneth Lent and sisters, Irene Beames and Gladys Nichols.

The graveside service at the Evergreen Cemetery in Otego will be announced in the spring.

Donations in loving memory of Harold may be sent to, Susquehanna Animal Shelter, 4841 State Highway 28, Cooperstown, NY 13326;

Condolences to the Lent family may be sent to,

Arrangements are by Oneonta’s only family-owned funeral home, Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home at 51 Dietz Street.



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