COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Roger E. Lent, 56, of Coudersport, passed away Monday (May 19, 2014) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a short illness.
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Born on Aug. 22, 1957, in Coudersport, he was a son of Frank and Betty Tucker Lent. On June 30, 1984, in Coudersport, he married Rhoda Knowlton, who survives.
He was a graduate of Coudersport Area High School, Class of 1976. Roger was raised on the family dairy farm. He and his wife moved to Quakertown in fall 1984. Roger was employed by Pillsbury Co. in East Greenville for 10 years. They returned to Coudersport in 1994, where he was employed at Seal's Lumber. Since 1998, Roger had owned and operated the family dairy farm, which was named a Dairy of Distinction.
He was a member of the Potter County Snowmobile Club, a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and a member of the National and Pennsylvania Holstein Association. Roger enjoyed snowmobiling, NASCAR and hunting.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Raymond Lent of Norristown and Ross Lent of Coudersport; a brother, David (Cathy) Lent of Coudersport; a sister, Patti (Ron) Schoonover of Emmaus; and several nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday (May 24, 2014) at the Coudersport Alliance Church, Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Sam M. Crossley officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915; or to a
. To express condolences or share a fond memory of Roger, visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.
Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Published in The Olean Times Herald from May 22 to May 23, 2014