Robert Graham Lent dead at 72

September 11, 2022
Robert Graham Lent
Robert Graham Lent

Robert Graham Lent, 72, of Lyndhurst, Virginia, died August 27. Born October 18, 1949, in Richmond, Virginia, he married Jean Ellen Taomina on March 3, 1981. Lent was a veteran having served his country honorably as a Corporal with the United States Marine Corps from 1971 until 1973. Following his service to his country, he worked as a police officer in Berkeley Township, New Jersey, from 1973 until 1978.

In 1986 Lent moved to Waynesboro, Virginia, where he worked for Klann Organ Supply. He worked as a pipe organ mechanic for over 60 years and later owned and operated Shenandoah Organ Studio, Inc. As an organist, he served as house organist at Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1969–1975; Byrd Theater in Richmond, Virginia, 1989–1990; and other places around the country. He was a member of the Marine Corps League and the Mid-East Division of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs in which he served as the 48th Past Chief.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Ellen Lent of Lyndhurst; sons, Robert Harding Lent and wife Lynne of Dayton, Virginia, and Raymond Taliaferro Lent of Lyndhurst; grandson Robert Edward Lent of Dayton, Virginia; two sisters, Nancy Moore of Robbinsville, New Jersey, and Charlotte Lent of Newfoundland, Pennsylvania; and brother, Russell Lent.


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