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Thomas Lent

September 01, 1951 - November 02, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Thomas Lent. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Thomas E. Lent passed peacefully on November 2nd, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was loved by many and will be truly missed. Tom grew up in Towanda, Pennsylvania where his family owned a farm that instilled his love of the outdoors. After graduating Drexel University in Philadelphia with a degree in Engineering, he moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania and had a long, successful career at Air Products & Chemicals. Tom was a believer in...  see more
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  • Christopher Nagle
    Very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was an all around good guy. My condolences to his family and friends.

    I owe the purchase of my first house to Tom's comprehensive analysis of the auto industry way back when - offered up during a handful of...  more
  • The Bowens
    Our deepest sympathy to Tom's family. Tom and I were best friends at Towanda High School (over 50 years ago). Tom as in our wedding in 1974. We lost touch with each other as our lives started changing. Sounds like Tom was still an outstanding...  more
  • Jeffrey Lisi
    To the family of Mr. Lent: I would like to express my deepest condolences during this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
  • Laurel King
    From cousin Jack Dile:
    To me Tom was always the cool cousin,the one you hoped to be around. He always tried to include me and that could not have been easy. I think of those times often and count them as great memories.
  • Tom Bertram
    You were never to low on the totem pole for Tom to listen, extend his intellect or simply to return a wave. A trait every leader should have. His decency and thoughtfulness was appreciated. He will certainly be missed by many.
    My condolences go out to...  more
  • Jacinta Schultz
    Tom - I will forever be grateful for all the wisdom you shared with me and for the reminder that nothing is more important than family and health. I will also be forever grateful to your family for their generosity in sharing you with the Thielsch...  more
  • Steven Costa
    My deepest sympathies to Tom’s family, friends and co-workers. Thank-you Tom for sharing your wisdom with us to make us better.
  • Janet Dutcher
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Tom's family and friends.
  • Tom and Maureen  Curry
    Values, Family, Love and often repeated in this beautiful memorial.

    What can we add?...Lets not forget his sense of Humor!

    When Tom shared his diagnosis in January 2019 I told him it didn't matter; I wasn't giving him any stokes the next...  more
  • Kristen Carlone
    My sincere condolences to all the members of the Lent family and extended family. Tom was a great leader and amazing all around person. The people of Thielsch will miss him.
  • Steve Hardy
    Chris Needham and I would like to offer our prayers and deepest sympathies to Tom's family. Tom was an incredible friend and mentor to us. He was willing to get behind a "couple of kids in the business" and we will be forever grateful for his...  more
  • Thielsch Shareholders
    Tom - Thank you for your leadership, heart, friendship and compassion. You will be missed.

    Our condolences to the extended Lent Family. Please know that Tom made a significant impact on Thielsch Engineering and on the lives of everyone who has worked here.
  • Frank & Ina Tabela
    The first time that I met Tom, it was for a 4-hour interview that turned out to be one of the best conversations that I have ever had. Tom, you will be missed. I feel fortunate to have had the chance to call you both a friend and boss.

    My condolences...  more
  • Wendy Kerkhoff
    Wendy Kerkhoff added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Thomas Lent:
  • Jonah Israelit
    I met Tom four years ago and shortly thereafter he bought our family business. I was totally outmatched in this transaction, and it didn’t matter because he was so decent.

    He was a numbers guy with mastery over all things financial. He was a...  more
  • Wendy Kerkhoff
    Wendy Kerkhoff added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Thomas Lent:
  • Kathleen O'Kelly
    Kathleen O'Kelly
    I would like to convey my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. Tom was a valuable part of our TEI/RISE family, we will always be grateful for all the time and effort he put into making our company, and futures secure, as he...  more
  • Mary Jo Correia
    I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May Tom rest in peace.
  • ralph c
    My sincere condolences to Toms family, friends and all of his co-workers. He will be missed.
  • Wendy Kerkhoff
    Wendy Kerkhoff added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Thomas Lent:
  • Mary Messier
    Tiffany & Co
    It is with deep sadness that we have learned about the passing of Tom. He was a great friend and an amazing resource. We at Tiffany & Co extend our deepest condolences to
    his family and employees.
    Mary Messier and the Team at...  more
  • Lisa Blanchette
    Please allow me, on behalf of all of us at Torbot, to extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Jannine LaPete
    I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My condolences to his family and all that knew him.
  • Andy Johnston
    To the friends and family of Tom, my sincerest condolances. Being from the NY branch I only saw him at company meetings but I appreciated so much being allowed to be part of the Theilsch family . I appreciate all his hard work over the years in leading...  more
  • Mandy Smith
    My sincere condolences to Tom's friends and family. Even though we have never met, I am very grateful for you and everything you have done. All of us here at are privledged to be part of the RISE/TEI family. May you rest in peace. <3
  • Frank Zaino
    To Toms Family
    My deepest sympathy on the news of Tom's passing.
    There is never enough time to enjoy the good people in life and Tom was one of them.
    He was a friend and a mentor and I will miss our morning meetings.

    We will dine, laugh,...  more
  • Shaun  Hammond
    Dear, Tom

    This news comes as shock to myself and many others… In sharing this today, it’s obvious how many lives you have touched here at RISE/TEI and what it meant to them both professionally, and many personally. I would like to share a sincere...  more
  • Susan Lent
  • Laurel King
    Love from the Dile cousins. Many common cherished memories but not nearly enough.
  • Todd Cowger
    To the family and friends of Tom:
    I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May Tom rest in peace and you all continue to stay safe and well.
    Todd Cowger and family.
  • Ashley Johnson
    I didn’t know Tom for too long but in the short time I worked at TEI Tom taught me a lot about benefits, a lot about business and a lot about life. Everyday he challenged me and pushed me to learn as much as I could. Even when I decided to leave, he...  more
  • Brian  Kearney
    We're all saddened by the news at RISE, my lasting memory will be of Tom's desire to continue to grow the company. We'll stay the course and work to ensure that happens in his honor
  • Tom  DiCarlo
    As a proud and thankful member of the TEI team I am truly grateful for Tom's leadership in carrying us forward, since and during, our company's transition seventeen years ago.The courage he exibited and his continued ability to lead during his illness is...  more
  • Cameron Crawford
    My condolences to his family, I am sure he will be deeply missed. I had the good fortune of interacting directly with Tom during his tenure. I have an abundance of respect for Tom.
  • Charley Rigali
    Exasperating. Stubborn. Smart. Kind. Humorous. A presence.

    Every one of these words and more describe the man I had the pleasure (and sometimes exasperation!) to work for AND with for 15 years. His mind was a wonder and his concern for his family and...  more
  • Debbie Slotpole
    I am heartbroken at the too early loss of an incredibly loyal, hard working and kind man. Tom was a savior to our family when my father passed away in May 2003. We were overwhelmed and ill prepared to handle the huge responsibility of inheriting a...  more
  • Tina Peterson
    Dear Tom - You will truly never know how much you meant to so many people around you. You always had a way of making me feel that you were interest in the well-being of myself and my family. I will miss our conversations, the advise you would give, the...  more
  • Frank Davey
    My thoughts and prayers are with Tom's family. I am very sorry for your loss and ours.
  • Jean-Paul Vandeputte
    I have worked for Thielsch for 12 years and throughout that time I have always respected Tom. As engineers we uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of our profession by using knowledge and skills for the enhancement of human welfare; Being...  more
  • Jenn Szura
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. It was an honor to work with Tom and he will be greatly missed at Thielsch Engineering.
  • Debbie Brissette-Fortune
    I had the honor of working for Tom the last 12 years at Thielsch. He was the most intelligent man I have ever known. He loved politics and had a great sense of humor. He would often sit in my area and we'd have a round of political bantering.

    In 2018...  more
  • Kelly  Gormley
    “He who has gone, So we but cherish his memory, Abides with us, More potent, Nay, More present than the living man”
    Tom was one of the smartest and the most caring men I’ve ever met. He was up for any job, whether it was sitting in on intern...  more
  • Douglas Brown
    Though I only saw Tom once a year at our annual employee meeting, he was a likeable person. His foresight in crafting the ESOP is truly progressive. When we each feel like owners in our company, that goes a long way towards empowerment, productivity, and...  more
  • Scott Kreuter
    Tom was a great guy. I always liked his speeches at the ESOP meetings. His brilliance and insights will be missed.
  • Lisa Maine
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Tom's passing. I really only saw him at the company BBQs and the ESOP meetings, but I found him to be one of the most intelligent people I ever met. He had so much going on in his mind, and I think sometimes he...  more
  • Andrew Netto
    My deepest sympathies to you and your family in this difficult time. May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead. Tom will be missed.
  • Vin Graziano
    To the members of Tom’s family:

    On behalf of the employees of the RISE Engineering division of Thielsch Engineering, I extend our sincerest condolences on Tom’s untimely passing. As he suffered, you all suffered with him, and we hope you can take...  more
  • Stephen Dolinich
    "Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory"
    I snapped this picture of Tom a couple years ago after a snow storm. He was helping the Facilities Team shovel the snow. That's who he was. I learned a lot...  more
  • Debbie Brissette-Fortune
    I had the honor of working with Tom at Thielsch Engineering for the past 12 years. He was the most intelligent man I have ever known and he had a great sense of humor. He loved politics and would often come sit with me and we'd have a round of...  more
  • Jessica  Burns
    I am so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was such a force! I am eternally grateful for everything he taught me.