Arthur Edwin Kent left us on June 25th, 2022 at the age of 91.
Art was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 6, 1931. He was the son of Edwin Kent and Elsie Kent and spent his youth, then affectionately known as “Petie”, on his grandmothers farm in Bessemer Mi.
He attended Bessemer High School and played on the Bessemer “Speedboys” football team.
June 14th , 1954 Graduated from Northwestern University School of Commerce with Bachelor of Science in business administration .
The day of Graduation from Northwestern, The Army was waiting to draft him. Once he explained that he was signed up with the Navy, they allowed him to go with the Navy. Art always remembered the close call he had that day.
In the Spring of 1955 Art proudly became known as “ Kent Arthur E., ENS, USNR” Evanston, Illinois Northwestern University , B.S.
In 1957 Art was assigned to Med Cruise as “ Ltjg. A.E. Kent,Department Head, Supply”.
Art served on both the USS Achernar and on the USS Waller during his service.
While serving on the destroyer Waller, Lieut.(jg) Arthur E. Kent escorted British actress Diana Dors to his ship when it was anchored near Theole, France, on the Riviera. As the article in the Evanston Review July 18th, 1957 commented “The Riviera and Diana Dors, too. What more could Evanston Lieut.(jg) Arthur E. Kent have asked of the navy.
After serving time in the service Art went on to Receive a Masters Degree from Northern Illinois University
Art was employed with Oakland Community College, Blue Island Schools, Morton College in Cicero, Il. and as Vice President of Administrative Affairs, College of Lake County until retirement in 1996.
In July of 1999, Art married Rosemary and together they built a home in the Keweenaw and enjoyed living among the great Upper Peninsula community. They had many years of joy sailing the Great Lake Superior on his Yacht the “Magus. “ He will be missed by so many…
Gone before him were his parents, his wives Marie P. Kent and Judith L. Kent and Sister Diane Saevig of Norway.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rosemary (Mezydlo) Kent of Seven Mile Point Road, Children, Roger (Lisa) Kent, Macomb, Il. , Victoria (William) Strawn, Bartlett, Il., Mark (Sandra Turnquist) Mezydlo, Mohawk, Mi., Lisa Helene Mezydlo, Joliet, Il. Joel (Marcelline) Pankros and David Pankros. 8 Grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, Joseph, Sophia, Isaac, Nicole, Grace and Aiden and 2 Great Grandchildren, Janessa and Danika, and specially loved Confederate and Cousin, Joyce Vomastek. In Norway, Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews .

Funeral services will be held at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet on Thursday June 30, 2022 at 3:00 PM with Nancy Auer to officiate. Friends may call from 1-3 PM on Thursday at the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
Online condolences can be left for the ericksoncrowleypeterson.com

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