Richard O.D. Kent

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Kent, Richard O.D. GUILDERLAND Richard Kent, O.D., passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018, following a long illness. He is lovingly remembered by his sister, Barbara Greenman and her children and grandchildren; his half-sister Randi Bethel and her husband; his son Aaron and wife Siobhan; his son Asher and wife Kirsten; and his son Jordan and his fiancee Gretchen and their sons. Dr. Kent was raised in New York City by his parents, Arnold and Sylvia Kent, and received his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and his Doctor of Optometry from the Pennsylvania School of Optometry. He operated an independent optometry practice in Suffern, N.Y., and was the longtime resident optometrist for Sears Optical in Middletown, N.Y. Dr. Kent was an avid lover of the arts and classical music, as well as an artist himself. A frequent visitor to symphony halls and art galleries, he loved Lincoln Center, and after moving to Guilderland, he enjoyed spending time at the Clark Museum. He was a prolific cartographer, poet, and painter, and had his works displayed in a special exhibition at the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Dr. Kent enjoyed traveling to Europe and on cruises, and as an adult, taught himself Spanish and was reacquainting himself with the flute before his illness. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. Kent may be made to the Community Hospice.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Sept. 7, 2018