February 4, 1943 – October 31, 2021
Resident of Harmony
Kent Allan Meredith, of Harmony, California, handed away peacefully on October 31, 2021.
Kent was born on February 4, 1943 in Denver, Colorado to William Jerrold Meredith and Eva Mae Meredith. He was raised in Burbank, California as an solely youngster and that was the way in which he preferred it (when his mother and father requested him if he wished a brother or sister, he stated “no,” and so they obliged). Kent cherished rising up in Southern California – he loved soccer, singing within the choir, Bob’s Large Boy, and teenage shenanigans. He attended John Burroughs Excessive College however can be discovered within the Herbert Hoover Excessive College senior class yearbook picture (see: teenage shenanigans).
Kent joined the USA Military in 1962 and was a member of the a hundred and first Airborne Division. He was extraordinarily happy with his service however regretful concerning the Airborne tattoo on his left shoulder (a minimum of that was his story when providing counsel to his tattoo-curious teenager). He was honorably discharged from reserve obligation in 1968.
After stints finding out on the Brooks Institute of Pictures and dealing at United Airways, Kent enrolled at Arizona State College. He was as shocked as anybody that they let him in (he at all times laughed that they in all probability would not have, had they seen his highschool transcript beforehand – ah, the pre-Web years!). The Admission Division’s threat paid off as he graduated summa cum laude in simply two years with a level in advertising.
Kent met Judy in Los Angeles on a blind date and declared “I am in love!” upon first laying eyes on her (actually). They married on December 27, 1969 in Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania. For as a lot as Kent cherished rising up as an solely youngster, he cherished being part of the Davis household extra. He gained true brothers and sisters via his marriage, and he even loved a side-hustle as a window washer when he visited his father-in-law, Gus. We’re nonetheless undecided if he preferred the window washing or “jawing with the blokes” on the diner afterward higher.
He began his profession at Merrill Lynch earlier than founding his personal monetary consulting corporations, Raintree Funding Administration and Freehaven Funding Administration – why sure, Raintree County was his favourite e-book! He completely cherished his work and didn’t journey wherever the place a Wall Road Journal (“The Journal”) couldn’t be discovered inside an inexpensive radius, the monitoring down of which was an actual particular a part of all of our household holidays.
Kent transformed to Catholicism within the early Seventies and his religion was central in his life. He served on the Parish Council and was an energetic member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Perpetua in Lafayette, and he penned many ardent, progressive opinion items concerning the position of girls and lay folks within the Church that had been printed in The Catholic Voice and the Nationwide Catholic Reporter. He believed very strongly within the worth of Catholic schooling – he was concerned in numerous fundraisers at St. Perpetua College and served on the Board at Carondelet Excessive College.
He cherished his household, associates, laughing, music, espresso (cof-FAAAAY), events, wine, cigars, dressing as St. Nick at Christmas time, Skoal Bandits, Pontiac Fieros, and inappropriate toasts. He was aggressive (he simply could not deliver himself to lose even one match of Sesame Road’s The Depend’s Card Recreation to his preschool-aged youngsters), effortlessly social, charming, humorous, cussed, the toughest employee, and wickedly sensible. He was intuitive, empathetic, and so beneficiant – he typically helped folks from behind the scenes with out them ever figuring out.
He’s survived by his spouse of 51 years, Judith Ann Meredith, his two daughters Bridgette (Scott) Chestnut and Amy Meredith, and his grandchildren Davis Kennedy, Braden Chestnut, Meredith Kennedy, and Taylor Chestnut. Hubba hubba, Dad. We love you a lot and miss you immensely.
Family and friends are invited to attend Kent’s funeral Mass, 10:30 AM, Monday, November 8, 2021 at Christ the King Church in Nice Hill, California with a reception to observe the burial. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, California.
In honor of Kent’s dedication to Catholic schooling, the household asks for any donations to go to Assist Household Assist Catholic Schooling – (FACE) Dioceses of Oakland, CA – Oakland, CA https://oakdiocese.org/face. Please specific
condolences at www.oakparkhillschapel.com.
Printed by East Bay Occasions on Nov. 4, 2021.