Theodore (Ted) Trent

January 31, 1933 ~ April 26, 2021 (age 88)


Ted Trent, age 88, reunited with his wife, Margaret, on April 26, 2021. He was born on January 31, 1933 to the late Hazel (Boisett) and Lace Trent. Ted was a 1951 Norton High School graduate and a proud veteran of the U. S. Navy during the Korean War.

Ted began a long career with Sohio in 1955, becoming a service station manager in 1966.  He managed several different service stations in Akron and was the manager of the Broad St. Sohio service station formerly located next to the old Wadsworth Post Office.  Also during his career, he owned Trent’s Sohio at Rt. 261/High St. and retired after managing the BP service station which was at the High St./Rt. I-76 Interchange. Additionally, he worked at Shook Lumber Company in Rittman and Doors Incorporated in Wadsworth. Ted always enjoyed interacting with the people who stopped in for gas or for work on their cars.

Ted was an accomplished wood worker and handyman who enjoyed fishing as a hobby.  He and Margaret attended many bazaars where they sold the crafts and furniture made in their basement.  They enjoyed traveling, especially to visit family in Arizona and Florida or to visit a casino.  Ted was a longtime member of The First Christian Church of Wadsworth.

He leaves behind his children, Dan (Mary) of Amherst, and Tina (Michael) Kochis of Naples, Florida; brothers-in-law James Gardner (Shelly) of Lady Lake, Florida and Jerry Gardner (Mary) of Copley; sisters-in-law Mary Lent of Tempe, Arizona, and Frances Papp of Phoenix, Arizona; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Ken; step-father Emil Boisett; brothers William and David (Bud) Trent; Father-in-law Heber Gardner; Mother-in-law Hilda (Long) Gardner; brothers-in-law Halley, Charles, Warren and Robert Gardner, Arnold Shook, Dick Warner, John Lent; foster brother-in-law Vance T. Jarvis; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Trent, Elizabeth and Lois Gardner, Nina Shook, Alice Warner; nephews, Robert Warner and Edward Gardner.

The family wishes to greatly thank Bella Care Hospice, Liberty Residence, The Inn at CoalRidge and The Avon Place for the care and comfort they provided both Margaret and Ted while under their care.  

A private service will be held due to COVID concerns.  Internment will be his wife at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. 

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