Erik John Kent Glenford - Erik John Kent, 38, passed away unexpectedly, as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Erik was born July 15, 1975 in Utica, the son of John R. and Wendy L. Small Kent, Jr., Erik received a Bachelor’s Degree in geology from St. Lawrence University. He then received a Master’s Degree in geological sciences from Binghamton University. After college, Erik worked as a geologist in environmental site remediation and later in the golf course management industry. Recently, he participated in an Innovative Manufacturing Technology Program, where he found a new skill in precision machine operation. This led to his current employment at Ametek/Rotron, Woodstock, NY. Erik was much loved by his family and friends. In addition to his parents of Whitesboro, he is survived by his sisters, Kristin E. Axe and her husband Brent of East Syracuse and Katherine A. Kent of Frisco, Colo., his niece, Sophie Lynn Axe, who held a special place in his heart. He is also survived by his former wife, Margaret Woodbury Kent of Glens Falls. A memorial service will be held Saturday in Whitesboro. In lieu of flowers, donations to Operation Sunshine, the Humane Society, or a non-profit organization of your choice.
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Published in the Daily Freeman on Dec. 20, 2013