Sunday, October 7, 2012

More Sketches from Rod Lent

Here are more samples of the late Rod Lent's art work.  The sketch of the school (bottom) was drawn 1994.  It was used in the NPHS Class of 1969 Reunion brochure.  While it clearly depicts our alma mater, the drawing captures the simple yet sturdy nature of any small suburban high school.  It is a school for everyman (and woman) in any time.  The school could exist in any state in the union.  The Class of 1969 sketch (top) appears to show generic members of the class of 1969 in middle age....a little heavier, a little straighter, and some with a little less hair.  And we all seem to be sagging a bit from the everyday burdens of adulthood.

Rod Lent's Art Work

Janice Hansen Lake has sent me some of the late Rod Lent's art work.  Rod will be remembered by his classmates as a skillful and talented artist.  He created the art work for some of the reunion programs (notably the 25th).  I will try to post as much as possible.  Here are some of Rod's later works.

Friday, October 5, 2012

RIP Rod Lent, NPHS Class of 1969

Rod Lent died September 28, 2012.  Classmates may remember him as a talented artist and someone who was voted "Class Clown."  You can read more about him here.  Here's part of the obit:

Rodman R. Lent, Sr. died on Friday, September 28, 2012 at JFK Hospital in Edison. He was born in Plainfield, raised in North Plainfield and had lived in Maryland for several years before moving back to North Plainfield in 1964. 

Mr. Lent was a graduate of North Plainfield High School. 

Prior to his retirement he was a buyer for McJunkin, Inc. in Garwood. 

Rodman was an artist and an avid hobbyist, which included model trains, planes and cars. He also loved music and the outdoors, including looking for turtles and other wildlife. 

He is predeceased by his parents, Roscoe and Audrey Lent. 

Mr. Lent is survived by his wife of 35 years, Mildred Lent; his sons, Rodman Roy Lent, Jr. and Daniel William Lent, both of North Plainfield; his brothers, Roger Lent and his wife, Hallie and Ronald Lent and his wife, Joyce; his sisters, Cheryl Habegger and her husband, Ron, and Beth Dame and her husband, Joe.