1934 — 2021
Mr. Kent Straat died on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the age of 86, after a long battle with cancer. He passed away in the place he most loved, the home he designed, surrounded by his adoring family. He was born in Norwalk, CT on November 7, 1934, the only child of Kent and Margaret (Fish) Straat. Kent grew up in Norwalk where he graduated from Norwalk High School and received his BA from Lehigh University. He served his country in the US Army from 1954-1957. He began his career at Bethlehem Steel, then worked for I.B.M. and for many years was an executive recruiter at William H. Clark & Associates in New York. A direct descendent of Dirck Straatmaker who emigrated from Holland in...