John Charters "Jay" Lent, Sr.

  • Died: May 2, 2017
  • Location: Saint Augustine, Florida

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940

Tel. (215) 968-3891

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Charters "Jay" Lent, Sr., age 58, of St. Augustine, FL, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2017 at Flagler Hospital. Born in Trenton, NJ, to John and Betty Lent, Jay grew up in Levittown, PA, and was a 1976 graduate of Pennsbury High School. Jay went on to attend Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT, where he played for the school's baseball team and in the minor leagues for the Philadelphia Phillies' farm team. He graduated from Quinnipiac in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and in 1987 he received his MBA from the University of Connecticut. Jay began his career as a CPA for Coopers & Lybrand where he worked in public accounting for eight years before continuing on to a career in community banking in CT, residing in his 'vacation' house on Candlewood Lake. For over a decade he worked at Union Savings Bank in Danbury, CT, retiring as the bank's President in 2012. After retiring, Jay moved to St. Simon Island, GA and to St. Augustine in 2015. He served as the CFO for Atlantic Coast Bank in Jacksonville and enjoyed golfing and walking his black lab Jake in his retirement.

He is survived by his sons: John C. Lent, Jr., his wife Mariah KokEnnen and their daughter Olivia of Holliston, MA; Connor Patrick Lent of Sherman, CT; his fiance', Ginger Parnell of St. Augustine; and a brother, Jeffrey Lent of TN.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Swartz - Givnish Funeral Home in Newtown, PA. A visitation, beginning at 12 noon will precede the service. Interment will follow at Makefield Friends Meeting Ground.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jay may be made to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida or New England Labrador Retriever Rescue

Life Celebration by Swartz – Givnish is in charge of arrangements.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to hear of Jay's passing. Jay and I met on Quinnipiac's campus our freshman year before school even started and we instantly became best friends and roommates all four years at the Q. He always complained of my smelly hockey equipment.
He always talked about his kids.
Rest in Peace Jaybird!

Posted by Larry Arlen - Exeter, NH - Classmate   August 15, 2017

So sorry to hear that Jay passed away.Jay and i started our baseball careers as freshman together at Quinnipiac.Jay was our 1st baseman for 4 years and i was the shortstop for those 4 years.We spent endless hours together on and off the field.He was a great team mate and a nice guy.I am deeply saddened by this news.---LOU TRIPODI

Posted by A friend   May 11, 2017

John and Connor, We could not believe the sad news of the passing of your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara and Craig Richardson, Sherman, CT

Posted by A friend   May 08, 2017

Rest in peace, Jay. Truly enjoyed working with you at USB. You will be missed.

Posted by Shelley Turian - New Milford, CT   May 08, 2017


Rest in Peace Jay

Posted by Tess    May 07, 2017

I knew Jay from the age of 8 .. we met as teammates on a little league all star team... we were classmates and teammates throughout high school and played on two championship teams . I played shortstop and he first base so he made my bad throws look good many times!!!
He was a gentleman even at an eariy age ...
it's sad to think of a life cut short such as his...
god bless him and all his loved ones..

Posted by Steve Grosso - Newtown, PA   May 06, 2017

My condolences to John and Connor. I enjoyed working with your dad at USB. RIP Jay,you are missed.

Posted by Marlene Lamendola - Bethel, CT   May 06, 2017

John and Connor, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My thoughts and prayers to you and your families.
Patty Corso - Sherman School

Posted by A friend   May 06, 2017

I am so sorry to find out about Jay passing this week. I was fortunate to be a freshman baseball player at Quinnipiac College when Jay was a senior. Jay was incedibily nice to me, as well as an awesome mentor. I have always admired Jay's style and core values. He is one of the best people I know. I know he is in heaven, playing on the Field of Dreams. My deepest sympathies, Andy Riccio.

Posted by Andy Riccio - Solon, OH - Friend   May 06, 2017


Posted by KELLEY - OH   May 06, 2017

Sincere condolences to John and Connor.

Posted by Mary Ann Zoeller - Sherman   May 06, 2017

Condolences to the family. I will remember "Jaybird" as a good teammate, tough competitor on the field and a very nice guy off the field. Real good left-handed pitcher and a better first baseman. Rest in peace Jay.

Posted by Mike Cantrell - Levittown, PA - Classmate   May 05, 2017

My Deepest Sympathy to John and Connor. He was a very good "Boss" and friend to me at NMB&T. He will be missed.

Posted by Roberta Buddle - New Milford, CT   May 05, 2017


I am heart broken for our loss. Worked with Jay for many years at UBS,we will miss his friendship and his way of making everyone at ease. Jay was not only a great friend he was a great mentor. Please know we are holding Jay, John Jr,and Connor in our hearts and prayers. Miss u my friend.

Posted by Felicia Rodrigues - Millbrook, NY   May 05, 2017

My deepest sympathies to all that loved him. May God give you peace and rest your soul Jay. Barbara

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2017

So sorry to hear of Jay's passing. I was his barber in New Fairfield, Connecticut. Missed his infectious laugh when he moved to Georgia. My prayers are with the family.

Posted by Robert Cellamare - New Fairfield, CT - Acquaintance   May 05, 2017

Jay will be missed by his boys. Jay adored his sons and was a loving father. Rest in Peace Jay. Christine

Posted by Christine Lent - CT   May 05, 2017

Very sorry to the Lent family. Jay was a HS FRIEND
My prayers to this family

Posted by Gary Margerum - Levittown, PA   May 05, 2017

Always had a smile for everyone. Enjoyed working with Jay and counted him as a friend. Rest In Peace Jay.

Posted by Maureen Britz - Palm Coast, FL   May 05, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family. Losing a loved one is painful but our God promise the we will see them again. May the words in Job 34: 14, 15 give you comfort in this sorrow moment.

Posted by A friend   May 05, 2017

My deepest sympathies with all who love him.

Posted by Deborah Fish - Woodbury, CT   May 04, 2017

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