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Alan H. “Buster” Dent, Jr., age 70 of 1330 Main Street, Bloomsburg (Lightstreet), died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, Feb. 23, 2022, at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Born at the Bloomsburg Hospital on March 17, 1951, he was the son of the late Alan H. “Mike”, Sr. and Florence C. (Quick) Dent. He was a lifelong resident of Lightstreet and a 1969 graduate of Central Columbia High School.
Buster worked for his father at Alan Dent Used Cars and then took over business operations after his father’s death in 1990.
He was a member of the Lightstreet United Methodist Church; the Lightstreet Community Fire Co.; Oriental Lodge #460, F & A. M., Orangeville and Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. He served with the U. S. Army Reserves for six years during the 1970’s.
Buster is survived by his wife, Linda S. Dent (formerly Mausteller), and they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 5, 2022; three daughters: Keri Dent, Lightstreet, Valerie Dent and her spouse Wesley Puterbaugh, Mountain Top, Lori Kling and her spouse Matthew Kling, Hillsborough, NJ; five grandchildren: Olivia, Emma, Alexa, A.J., and Matty; three siblings: Mary Kay, wife of James Keller, Lightstreet, Neal G. Dent, and his wife Cheryl, Bloomsburg, Beverly, wife of Gregory Gass, Lake Ganoga and a number of nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the Lightstreet United Methodist Church, with his pastor, Pastor Becky Cuddeback, officiating. Masonic memorial services will be conducted by Oriental Lodge #460. Interment will follow in Lightstreet “Highland” Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Lightstreet United Methodist Church, 1640 Main St., Bloomsburg, PA or to the Lightstreet Community Fire Co., 1630 Monroe Ave., Bloomsburg, PA 17815.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.
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