Trent H. Ralston, 71, died suddenly Monday, November 9, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH.

He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio on July 11, 1938, son of the late Oscar H. and Thelma (Haas) Ralston. He was educated in Ohio, having attended both Denison University in Granville, and Ohio State University. Trent also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. On October 10, 1964 he married his love, Rita Molyet.

Trent was an insightful, innovative and dedicated entrepreneur and business leader who enjoyed creating opportunities for people and contributing to his community. He was founder and President of TRB Specialty Rehabilitation Inc. in Gambrills, Maryland and held patents relating to a robotic sealing device. He had over 30 years of experience in the Pipeline Construction and Infrastructure Rehabilitation industries. In 1999 he retired, having sold the business, and moved with his wife to Nashua, New Hampshire to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren.

He was the Past Chairman of NASTT (North American Society for Trenchless Technology) and a Past President of NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies). He received lifetime achievement awards from both associations. Most recently, he was on the Board of Directors of the Villages at Kessler Farms Condo Association in Nashua, NH.

Trent had a great sense of humor, always with a witty, folksy or clever comment at hand. He truly loved spending time with his family.

Along with his wife of 45 years, Rita Ralston, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Rakesh Khurana of Newton, MA; and three grandchildren, Sonia, Nalini, and Jai Khurana, all of Newton, MA.

His son, Jeffrey Ralston died on September 22, 2000.

Visiting Hours will be Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, NH. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 101A Pennichuck Square, Merrimack, NH on Friday morning at 10 a.m. Interment will be at a later date in Maryland. An online guestbook is available at

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