Robert Ward Lentilhon of Palm Coast, Fla., passed away peacefully Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the age of 89. He was born on March 8, 1925, in East Orange, N.J., the son of Herbert Danforth Ward Lentilhon and Gertrude Beatrice Foss Lentilhon. He moved to Melrose, Mass., where he graduated high school and served four years in the Army in Germany and crossed over the Remagen Bridge on his 20th birthday later earning a Bronze Star for his heroic achievements. Robert went on to attend the Army Specialized Training Corps at Yale University and later the University of Rhode Island and Boston University where he earned his CPA degree. He married his first wife Marilyn Dutton. He taught accounting for 35 years at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He and his second wife spent their retirement years in St. Augustine, Fla., and in Belfast, Maine. They were proprietors of The Palmer House Bed & Breakfast in Belfast, Maine. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Lentilhon and his sister, Caroline Reis. Survivors include his loving wife, Carol (Strother) Lentilhon; daughter, Janet Owen; son, Thomas Lentilhon; daughter, Sally Lentilhon; step-son, Mark Strother; step-daughter, Lynn Balk and husband Cornelius Balk; grandson, Casey and wife, Amelia Dwyer; nephew, Robert (Carolyn) Reis; niece, Judy Reis.
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There will be a private interment in Hancock, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Florida Hospital Hospice Care of Palm Coast or the
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Arrangements are in the care and trust of Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home.
Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
511 Old Kings Road S. Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Published in St. Augustine Record on Apr. 22, 2014