Thursday, 23 May 2024 11:42

Lewis E. Bent

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EASTON, NY— Lewis E. Bent, 89, was born on July 29, 1934, and passed away on May 14, 2024. Lewie was born, raised, and lived in Vermont for a number of years and later moved to his longtime home in Corinth. Lewie had many talents, and he was able to work in a variety of fields. He was a combat medic in Korea, a farmer, a logger, and a trucker, to name a few.  His favorite job was cross-country trucking with his co-driver and wife Mary. Together they traveled the county in their big rig and shared the wild tales of their life on the road with everyone. 

Lewie was known for his colorful personality and quick wit. One of his favorite sayings was “if you can’t joke and fool then life ain’t worth livin’ .”  He loved the outdoors and could tell you how to save a hive of honeybees, tame a squirrel, plant a tree, or catch a fish. He also loved a good party, a cold beer, and two fingers of Black Velvet with ginger ale. He was known for steaming hundreds of clams for the many people who attended his annual Labor Day party on the Mountain. He also loved his family and was proud of each one of them.

Lewie was predeceased by his wife Mary, his sons Mike Bent and David Gregorek, his granddaughter Kristen Gregorek, and his mother Louise Bent. He was also the last of his siblings to be born and the last to pass.  Lewie leaves behind his nine remaining children whom he loved, whether they were his by birth or marriage. He will also be remembered by his family “in-law” which included daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, and so many others. Lewie had so many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews who will surely carry fond and fun memories of him through their lives.

The family is planning a private service. Anyone who wishes to memorialize Lewie may do so by sending a donation to, The Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or on their website https://www.communityhospice.org/donate

For online condolences, visit www.compassionatefuneralcare.com

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