The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


September 18, 2013

Robert L. Trent

SOMERSET — TRENT – Robert L. “Bob,” 85, Somerset, died Sept. 17, 2013, at Somerset In Touch Hospice House. Born May 1, 1928, in Friedens, son of the late Mervin and Grace (Walker) Trent.  He also is  preceded in death by his sister, Betty (Trent) Weaver; brother, Jay; foster sister, Polly Hoover; and an infant brother.  He is survived by his wife, Mildred (Tasker) Trent, to whom he was married for 63 years; daughter, Pattie Stevens, and husband, David, Somerset; son, Matthew Trent, and wife, Elizabeth, Shanksville; and granddaughters, Mary Beth Stevens, Buffalo, N.Y.; Jessica  Wilt, and husband, Mark, Shanksville; and Madison Trent, Shanksville.  He  also is survived by brothers, Bruce, and wife, Bessie, and Donald R. and Lewis, all of Friedens, and a sister, Nora (Trent) Sechler, Rockwood.  Robert was a 1946 graduate of Somerset Township High School, Friedens. He started working at an early age on the family farm. As a young man, he operated heavy equipment, served four years in the U.S. Air Force and became a journeyman plumber and a realtor.  After Bob received Christ as his Savior, around 30 years ago, he dedicated the rest of his life to serving the Lord. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren.  He and Mildred owned and operated the Christian Bookstore and Office Supply for many years.  Bob was a member of Somerset Alliance Church.  He did mission work at various times in Kentucky, Guatemala and Mexico.  After retiring, he enjoyed gardening, spending winters in Florida and traveling in a motorhome.  He spent much time caring for his wife, Mildred, who has suffered with Alzheimer’s for over 18 years.  Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.  Friday  and from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robert H. Halverson Funeral Home, Somerset., the Rev.  Scott Ream and the Rev. Don Robson, officiating.  Interment, Somerset County  Memorial  Park.  Condolences may be made at


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