OBITUARY

Kevin James Bent

August 14, 1955April 28, 2021

Kevin J. Bent, 65 years old of Lafayette, NJ passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on April 28, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.

Before retiring, Kevin was a self-employed CPA in Hackettstown, NJ with his late brother Patrick Bent. He had a deep love for his family and enjoyed woodworking, a good laugh, and all outdoor activities. He will be missed profoundly by his loving wife of 42 years, Karen and their three children, daughter Emily Bent and husband Tom Scheuren, sons Matthew Bent and wife Kirsten Bent, and Ryan Bent and wife Chelsea Camarata. His grandchildren, Declan, Veronica, and Elliot, will always be grateful for the time that they spent with their Papa / Opa.

Kevin is also survived by his brother Thomas Bent and wife Alice, father-in-law Arthur Eichas, and many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice or a charity of your choice would be welcomed.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.

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Tom Fox

May 6, 2021

Karen and Family,

May the kindness and prayers you have bestowed upon others through the years be reciprocated tenfold. You are in my thoughts through this most difficult time.

Tom Fox

Randy and Karen Bird ( Bill’s in-laws)

May 3, 2021

Sorry for your loss.

Jerry Memory

May 2, 2021

To Karen and family

Kevin will be greatly missed. We enjoyed our time doing Pre-Cana together. His humor was contagious. I remember move in day at TCNJ when we were both exhausted after helping Emily and Jim . It was fun chatting with Kevin whenever we ran into each other.
Prayers and hugs,
Anne and Jerry Memory

Richard J. Moore Jr.

May 2, 2021

We miss Kevin as our accountant and friend, The staff at Moore Control Exterminating. Co. have missed his visits and laughter.

Tony Bartone

May 1, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Sending prayers that Kevin will RIP with his brother Pat. May his family find comfort in their faith during this difficult time.

Robert Hyde

May 1, 2021

Carol, I (Bob) and my family wish to express our sorrow about Kevin's passing and sympathy to Karen and family during this tender time. Flavia Weedn once wrote, "Some people come into our lives, leave foot prints on our hearts and we are never the same again." This quote is so true of Kevin and Karen. When I was a faculty member at Cardinal Mooney H.S., I met Kevin through Karen. We became good friends for over 45 years. Not even the pandemic could stop our phone calls or texts in the last year. Kevin was the only person that I know who liked anchovies with his pizza! I will always remember Kevin's laugh. It made me think of Kevin's Dad, Harold. Kevin was a person of prayer,a good listener and loved his wife and family very much. Kevin is embraced by Jesus where is no pain or suffering. Kevin once texted me "Don't forget me when our Lord calls me to my forever home." Kevin will be missed and not forgotten by many people including myself. Rest in peace, my friend. Bob, Carol Hyde and family.

Kathy Modrow

May 1, 2021

Dear Karen, Emily, Matt and Ryan and your families,
Doug and I are very saddened to learn this heartbreaking news.
We send our love prayers and sympathy for this very difficult time.
Hold on to your wonderful memories of this very dear man.
Kathy and Doug Modrow

Winifred Doherty

April 30, 2021

Emily, I just learned of the going home to God of your Dad. May he Rest in Peace! Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss and extend my sincere condolences to your Mum and the rest of the family. You and your family will be in the prayers of the Good Shepherd community over the next few days as you mourn and grieve. I doubt that Declan got much time with his grandfather due to COVID over the last year but I do hope that Declan will remember him. Take care your yourself in your great loss as you take care of others. With deepest sympathy and prayer. Winifred

Amanda Bent

April 30, 2021

Uncle Kevin & my Dad were side by side daily in "The Office" for so many years, keeping everyone's finances in line while shouting into their respective phones, piling files everywhere, drinking bottomless coffee, and endlessly cracking fart jokes with beloved dogs underfoot. I will now always picture them together again, as in this photo, mischievous brothers ready to carry out a joint raid of a heavenly cupcake stand. <3

Much love to Aunt Karen, Emily, Tom, & Declan, Matt, Kir, Veronica, & Elliot, and Ryan & Chelsea.

Rest easy, Uncle Kevin! You loved deeply and are deeply loved, fought so hard, and your legacy carries on in your beautiful and accomplished family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY