Gerald Dent

Gerald R. Dent

1934 - 2024

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Obituary of Gerald R. Dent

Gerald R. Dent, 89, of South Gilboa, passed away Monday evening, May 6, 2024, at AO Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.

Born on December 20, 1934, in Gilboa, Gerald was the son of the late Chauncey and Carrie (Miller) Dent.   Gerald graduated from Gilboa School in 1953.

Gerald proudly served in the US Army from 1957 until 1959 and was later called back from the reserves.

On July 2, 1957, he was married to Joyce Loucks, a union that lasted over 66 years.

Over the years Gerald has worked for the Town of Gilboa, drove trucks for Delwood Foods and retired from Mountainside Farms in Roxbury.

He enjoyed being outdoors, often fishing, Gerald also liked old farm tractors and machinery. He loved his family and was a devoted husband and proud father.

Besides his parents, Gerald was predeceased by his son Jeffrey in 2022.

He is survived by his wife: Joyce L. Dent of Gilboa; sons: Jay (Sonya) Dent of Riverside, RI and Jason (Eileen Spaulding) of Stamford; a sister: Sheila Wilkerson of Catskill; along with several in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and relatives are invited to call on the family from 4 to 6PM on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the MacArthur Funeral Home 15 Buntline Drive, Stamford, NY, where a prayer service and time of sharing will be held at 6PM.

Contributions in memory of Gerald can be made to Stamford Fire Department, 111 Main Street, Stamford, NY 12167.

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To watch a recording of the Service and Military Honors for Gerald follow the link below



Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
MacArthur Funeral Home - Stamford
15 Buntline Drive
Stamford, New York, United States