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William L. Kent

William L. Kent, 92, of Elco, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in Dunlevy Gardens Personal Care Community. A son of the late Samuel H. and Grace L. Smith Kent, he was born January 1, 1919, in Elco. During World War II, Mr. Kent served in the U.S. Army with the 1st Armored Division where he attained the rank of Corporal. He worked as a coal miner at the Banning mine before retiring after 32 years of employment. In his free time he enjoyed playing golf, going fishing, and spending time with his family. Mr. Kent was a member of American Legion Post 801 in Roscoe, VFW Arden Calvert Post 167 in Charleroi, and Monongahela Valley Lodge # 461 of the Free and Accepted Masons in California, PA. He is survived by his wife, Leota Taylor Gregg Kent; a daughter, Paula Huhn and husband, Bob, of Elco; a son, Larry Kent and wife, Sandy, of Vanderbilt; a stepson, Allen Paul Gregg and wife Becky, of Satellite Beach, Fla; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Woodburn and husband, Dave, Allyson Crouse and husband Billy, Heather Serock and husband Dave, and Bruce, Chris, Jeff, and Kayla Gregg; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Olive Jefferies, of Roscoe; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Alice Roberson Kent in 1976; a brother, Samuel Harry Kent Jr.; and sisters, Garnett Parkins and Helen Dulack. Friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 1008 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe, where a funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Watts presiding. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, where full military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 801. On Friday, services will be conducted in the funeral home by American Legion Post 801at 7 p.m. and F&AM Lodge #461 at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Mr. Kent's name be made to Viaquest Hospice, 612 Park Avenue, Monongahela, PA 15063-1814.


I am so sorry for your loss. May "the God of all comfort" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God's Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.

G.FORD Oct 31 2011 12:00 AM

To all family members, Sorry I cannot relay my very sincere sympathy to you in person today. I know you have had a very difficult week. I share your grief deeply and know truly how you feel now but may you find comfort in knowing your loved one no longer suffers and rests peacefully now. Sincerely, Pat (Kelly)Christopher

PAT (KELLY) CHRISTOPHER Oct 21 2011 12:00 AM

Paula, Bob, Allyson, Billy, Brett, and Sammi, May you find comfort in the thought that others care. With sympathy, Paul, Gina, Adam, and Benjamin Martin

The Martins Oct 21 2011 12:00 AM

The family has mine and my family's very deepest sympathies.

Jeffrey A. Kash Oct 20 2011 12:00 AM