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John Charters "Jay" Lent, Sr.

Obituary for John Charters "Jay" Lent, Sr.

May 2, 2017
Saint Augustine, Florida


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.

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Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940
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