Trent J. Ciarrocchi was born September 30, 1917, in the small mining community of Dearth, Pa. At the age of one, his family moved to Weirton, West Virginia where he has lived all his life.
In the fall of 1935, he entered Duquesne University from which he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration. While attending Duquesne, he was initiated into Psi Chapter. In 1942, Mr. Ciarrocchi served as a lieutenant junior grade in the US Naval Reserves from 1942-1946, and saw service in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. Returning to Weirton, after his military service, he joined the Weir-Cove Moving and Storage Company, a motor transportation firm hauling steel and general freight in six states where he finished his career as an executive.
Very active in civic, church and fraternal organizations, he has held many positions with the Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, the Community Chest, Junior Achievement Inc. In 1971, he was elected to the office of Grand Knight of the Monsignor D.P. Murphy Council of the Knights of Columbus of Weirton.
Among the many fraternal activities, he was a member of the Steubenville Alumni Club and helped found the Weirton Alumni Club. He served as National Vice President 1964-1966 and as National President 1966-1968. Trent chaired the Scholarship Division of the Foundation for over ten years and oversaw much of its growth.
Trent married the former Helen Czarepack (d. November 24, 2014) in November, 1940. They raised three children: Gloria Jean, David (d.1994), and Trent Jr. (d.1968), the latter, a victim of an unfortunate fatal car accident as an undergraduate brother of Beta Theta in 1968.