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Gregory Kent Rockenstein went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 3, 2016 in Mountain View, CA after a brief illness. Kent was born in Yuba City to Harry and Helen Rockenstein on September 7, 1952. After earning an engineering degree from Yuba College, he remained in the area where he married his wife and raised two wonderful sons. He retired in 2012 after working as an Automotive Technician for the California Highway Patrol for 24 years.

He was a man who could build and fix anything, from cars and ultra-light aircraft to woodworking. He enjoyed many hobbies including RC airplanes and dirt bike riding over his lifetime. Kent loved God, his family and country with all his heart. Kent was a kind, loving and generous man and will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harry and Jack and sister Bernadette. Kent is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Julia, sons Cliff (Sarah) and Brian, grandchildren Cameron and Hailey, twin brother Keith (Barbara), brother Tom (Barbara), sisters Judy Greene, Joan Rhine and Joanne Conrad, numerous nieces and nephews. Kent also leaves behind his beloved dogs Sophie and Bandit.

Potluck Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. at 372 Tharp Road, Yuba City. Anyone who knew and loved Kent are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a local pet rescue organization is suggested.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 6, 2016
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