Obituary of Allen James Bently
Allen Bently,age 92 passed away on Saturday, April 20 at The Commons Nursing Home in Auburn, NY after a long illness. He is survived by his son Allen Jay Bently of Cayuga, NY and his daughter Linda Jean Wright of Savannah; his sister Doris Hartman, his grandson Gavin James (Kassandra) Wright of Suffolk, Virginia, great-grandchildren: Jason Allen, Gage Lee, Bret Andrew, Austin James, Samantha Ruth and Bella Rose Wright.
Mr. Bently was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Laird Bently, parents Georgia O'Connor and father Alfred Bently, his grandson Jason Kendrick Wright; sisters Betty Lamphere, Lula Mastrangelo, Erma Secor, Margie Frantegelo.
He farmed his own land at his first home on Rt 89 Savannah, NY and cropped many other farms with his wife Dorothy working by his side. In addition to farming, in 1948 he started work at Sylvannia (Phillips Electronics) of Seneca Falls and after 30 years he retired.
He was known for having the biggest and best tomatoes. You would find him selling bushels of tomatoes at Sylvannia and keeping Loders Resturant in Savannah supplied with fresh tomatoes for their lunches and dinners. His motto to his children was "we work hard and then we get vacations". Every summer vacation it was a new excursion and then winter vacations in Florida. Hunting and fishing was enjoyed and put food on the table for his family. He would can meat and vegetables with his wife.
For their retirement years, Mr Bently and his wife Dorothy purchased a lake home residence in Cayuga. He would fish from the dock, have cookouts for the family and enjoy the evening sunsets with his wife on the waterfront porch. He will be missed by their shitzu Julie Ann.
Friends may call Saturday, April 27 from 12 noon until 2 pm at the Norton Funeral Home, 13081 West Church St, Savannah, NY where a celebration of his life will be held at 2 pm. Interment will follow at Crusoe Cemetery in Savannah.
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