John R. “Dick” Arent
August 20, 1939 - July 6, 2011
John R. “Dick” Arent, 71, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2011, at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Connecticut, surrounded by his family. Born August 20, 1939, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late John L. Arent and Mary Agnes Clark Arent.
Dick attended Holyoke High School and Holyoke Junior College. He then served in the Barnes Air National Guard of Massachusetts, stationed in Westfield, Massachusetts and Phalsbourg AB, France (1959-1965). He worked for 36 years at Trans World Airlines as a Flight Information Controller.
Mr. Arent is survived by son Gregory Arent and his wife Anne of Clinton Corners, NY; his daughters Stacey Arent of Stamford, CT and Nicole Mitchell and her husband James of Darien, CT. A loving and devoted grandfather, he is also survived by his 5 grandchildren whom he cherished: Matthew and Paige of Clinton Corners, Jennifer of Stamford, and Alex and Grace of Darien. He is survived by his former wife Diane Arent of Darien, CT as well.