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James Joseph Rent

March 15, 1946 - June 04, 2024


Obituary For James Joseph Rent

James Joseph Rent, DPM, age 78, of Whitehall, passed peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

Loving husband of Rosemarie (Corso) Rent; proud father of Michael (Celishia) Rent, Justin (Karen) Rent and Jonathan (Jocelyn) Rent; proud pap of Milo, Marion, Molly, Coraline, Oliver, Elias, Max and Nikolina; son of the late Mary Jane and Joseph Rent; brother of Darlene (Harry) Hamilton. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim dutifully served his country in Vietnam as a medic for an evacuation hospital. He earned his degree in podiatry in 1975. From there he opened a private practice in Pleasant Hills and served his community for over 42 years. Jim enjoyed reading and fishing but most of all had a passion for music. The Rent family would like to extend a special thanks to Amedysis Hospice and the Personnel in the hospice Unit 3B at the H. J. Heinz VA Campus.

Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Friday, June 7, 2024 from 1-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be held at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Monday, June 10, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Operation Troop Appreciation, 2017 Pennsylvania Avenue, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

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  • June 14, 2024

    Dr. Rent was our elderly mother's podiatrist for years. She really liked him and always said he was so kind and caring and truly a nice person. We are saddened by his passing as she would have been. With sincere condolences, Saundra Veseleny and Melanie Walsh (daughters of Smilla Matich, deceased)

  • June 06, 2024

    a wonderful human being, great father, and devoted spouse. We will miss him forever. He taught me to love James Brown and Porky Chedwick. what a music lover/ expert!!

  • June 06, 2024

    So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. To me, he was simply Darlene's older brother who had a beautiful family and successful career in healthcare. Rest in peace Jim, Wendy Wood LaBounty

  • June 05, 2024

    My thoughts and prayers are with Ree and the entire family during this difficult time. He sounds like a wonderful husband, father and friend. Debbie and Todd Patnesky (Margaret's friends)