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Alan H. "Buster" Dent, Jr.

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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I was so very sad to hear of Buster'e passing. He and I had a lot of laughs over the years. We had the same interest in vintage automobiles which added to our conversations. I will miss him. If there is anything the family needs please feel free to reach out to me.

Dave Clemensw Mar 8 2022 8:04 PM

So sorry to hear that Buster had passed away. He was a great guy to visit and talk with. Ill surely miss him. God Bless.

Mike Woolcock Mar 2 2022 3:45 PM

Sending Condolences to you, Linda and your family and Busters family. Am so sorry for your great loss He was a sweet kid, and awesome adult. Sending Love and Prayers to you and all who loved him. 🙏❤

Sue Karnes Feb 27 2022 9:00 PM

Buster's love and knowledge of cars was infectious. He could somehow identify the most obscure part and know exactly on what models it was used. Amazing!
More importantly, Buster was a trustworthy and good person who helped me a great deal. He will be truly missed.

Hawk and Cathy Sorman Feb 27 2022 8:46 AM

To Linda and the entire Dent family I send sincere sympathy on the loss of Buster. He was great friend for the years we spent together in Lightstreet.

Dave Wagner Feb 26 2022 5:04 PM

So sad to hear of Buster's passing. My thoughts and Prayers go out to all of Busters family. Truly a great guy and a good friend.
R.I.P. Buster

Joe Gillespie Feb 26 2022 1:59 AM

Linda my sincere sympathy to you & your family. Cherish all your memories.

Deb (Whitmire) Houser Feb 25 2022 8:08 PM

Thoughts and prayers for your family. So sorry to hear about Buster

Esther Laidacker Feb 25 2022 12:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Alan Dent, Jr.

John Wanich Feb 25 2022 2:30 AM

So saddened of Buster passing 😢 you are all in our thoughts .

Doug and Sherry Hack Feb 24 2022 3:34 PM

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