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Longtime PVGP Volunteer Loses Battle with Lymphoma
Bob Trent

No, we didn’t break bread with Bob Trent, but Bob was one of our very special Pittsburgh friends.

In hindsight, our talks were too short and too infrequent. We would catch up in a few minutes, quickly erasing the year since our previous meeting, and during a couple of encounters, candidly discussed his radical treatments, some experimental, as he fought to live. And despite wearing the scars of his radiation treatments, Bob didn’t dwell too long on his situation, but always asked how “we” were, his courageous spirit always undaunted.

Bob’s battle is our inspiration, standing tall in the face of his adversity, and for Louiseann (Lu) and I, he will surely and sorely be missed in our lives but especially at Corner 19, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvana. God’s Speed Bob. Our hearts go out to all his family and friends.
Louiseann (Lu) & Walter Pietrowicz

The following is from the Pittsburgh Vintage GP website:

Robert E. Trent, Sr. Of Venetia, PA age 57, died on Thursday, January 18, 2007 after a courageous battle with t–cell lymphoma. Beloved husband of Helen (Berry) Trent; loving father of Robert Jr. and his wife Carol Trent, Erin and her husband John Rattenni, and Ryan Trent; dear son of Robert and Anne Trent; brother of Karen Sue and her husband Ken Johnson; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Robert Trent volunteered in the Flagging and Communications area for the past 10 years at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, the past three as Captain of Corner 19. He also has shown his vintage Mini at the Saturday Car Show for many years. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues at the event this summer.

Robert served with the Air National Guard and was later commissioned to the US Navy, eventually achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander. During the Persian Gulf War he was activated as an intelligence officer. He received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Trent was currently employed by Bechtel–Bettis. He was a member of the American Legion, the Mini Club of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association, 1996 Ewings Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108......www.PVGP.org