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In Tribute to James Trentini
65 years old.   Residence: Everett, Mass.
Passenger of Flight 11

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Mr T. was a great teacher and mentor. I had him for health and was one of my favorite teachers: besides my dad of course. He always had a wave and smile for you when you passed him in the hallway. He is greatly missed by many as well as his beautiful wife. Mr T always thinking of you and FYI, we got him.......5-12-11

*** Posted by Pamela Chapdelaine Gillis, 1985 on 2011-05-12 ***

Although I didn't have Mr. Trentini as a teacher, myself, I often saw him around the school interacting with students and teachers in the hallways during class change times. He always had a radiant smile and a pleasant demeanor and had always treated everyone with respect and dignity. He was very cordial and jovial and always elicited many smiles and hearty laughter from all whose lives he touched. Here was a man, a good man, a sharp, witty man, whose life revolved around helping people to be vitally healthy and active as a Physical Education and Health-class teacher. He was in top physical condition and loved by so many people. He was an asset in this world and such a positive role-model. I can surely say now "Rest In Peace, Jim... ". You were a wonderful man, James Trentini!

*** Posted by Carl Straus Class of 1976 on 2011-05-05 ***

Today as I think about my fellow Navy brothers. I think back and happily remember James Trentini. I knew him simply as Mr. T, he was my favorite teacher at BHS. The memories of him in class and running around school, always in his shorts! Even on the coldest winter day he wore those shorts, gotta love him. He was the most involved teacher and truly cared about his students and their futures. I'll always remember his smile and great sense of humor. He had a big impact in my life and helped me in making some huge decisions which have taken me to where I am today. I will never forget Mr. Trentini and I am forever grateful for knowing him. God Bless and R.I.P.

*** Posted by Joe Ruvido on 2011-05-02 ***

Jimmy —

I wanted you to know that I was thinking about you and all of your family today (a day after the news of Bin Laden's death). As I posted on my Facebook page, it has always been my belief that when someone dies, their hell is truly feeling all the pain that they've caused people in this world, and their heaven is feeling all the love. Karma has a way of catching up to you, even ten years later. Although justice has been somewhat served, at the end of the day, your parents are still not here. My heart is with all of you today.

— Sherry

*** Posted by Sherry Koffroth-Goulding on 2011-05-02 ***

Mr. Trentini was one of those teachers that you remember for a lifetime. He was such a positive person and so full of life. I'll never forget the health lectures where he would say, "Every morning I shower, I shave, I look in the mirror, and I say, 'Jim, you look great today.'" He had a great personality, and it's sad that he and his wife were taken so soon.

*** Posted by C.J. Wood (Class of 1990) on 2010-09-25 ***

I didn't know Mr. Trentini personally, but I do know that he was one of my dad's high school teachers. My dad, Daniel Davis, has told me that he was a great guy and that he was fun to be around. I was four at the time of the attack. So when I got older, my dad told me about Mr. Trentini. I feel like I know him.

On Friday, September 10th, 2010, as they do every year, my middle school made stars with the names of those who died on 9/11 on the back, and every student carried one or two stars. I asked my teacher if I could have a special star for Jim Trentini, and she said yes. So I got to carry his star outside and stuck it into the ground. That was a powerful moment for me because I could almost feel his pain. This morning I decided to look up Mr. Trentini, and this is when I found this website. My prayers are with the Trentini family, and may god bless them!

Jordan Davis

*** Posted by Jordan Davis on 2010-09-12 ***

Mr. Trentini was my homeroom teacher at Burlington High School from 1983 to 1987. I got the honor of starting my day every morning for four years with Mr. Trentini. When I think of my absolute favorite teacher, I think of him. He always had a smile on his face. He was always there to help guide me, no matter what. He always went above and beyond for me and for all of his students. There was no greater teacher and no greater, kinder man to me than Mr. Trentini. I really loved him very much. I will never forget him.

*** Posted by Jody DiEoreo Salman on 2010-09-12 ***

A sad day. Thinking of you. God bless.

*** Posted by Bob Wolcik on 2010-09-12 ***

Mr. Trentini was my health teacher and football coach at B.H.S, class of 1980. I got the news many years after the event. As a United States Marine, and, having traveled to every corner of this world, and meeting every type of person, I can honestly say that the reason why Mr. Trentini was so well liked was because his HEART was bigger than what we are used to seeing. Thanks Mr. Trentini, say Hi to GOD for me, and I'll keep my hair just like yours. LOVE YOU SIR,            STEVEN BROKAW
                CLASS 1980

*** Posted by steven brokaw on 2010-09-12 ***

Mr T was the best! His smile was contagious as was his laugh. He was one of the reasons I went into the education field. He made learning fun. I will always remember him. Mr T, you are loved and missed by many!

*** Posted by Julie Riccio Sulfaro on 2010-09-11 ***

Mr. Trentini always had a smile and encouraging word for everyone. There were not many teachers (not many people) like him.

*** Posted by Danielle Burnett (McLaughlin) on 2010-09-11 ***

I remember Mr. Trentini's amazing energy for all that we did in our S.A.D.D. He kept up with us every step of the way. Mr. Trentini was a gentle man and one who made a lasting impression on my soul. He may have been taken from us too soon, but he will never be forgotten.

*** Posted by Laura Murphy-Luther on 2009-10-24 ***

I graduated BHS in 1987 and Mr. Trentini was my health teacher sophomore year. He helped me get my first CPR certificate as I have often re-newed every year since. My memories of him passing students in the high school halls. Mr. Trentini would go out of his way to say to hello to each and everyone he passed by. Especially if a student who had their head down or otherwise distracted. To me this was a special trait and displayed a pure affection of kindness to everyone and anyone he saw. God bless Mr and Mrs Trentini, they will never be forgotten.

*** Posted by Bill Stavropoulos on 2009-09-11 ***

I never met him, but I wear a bracelet with his name on it as a reminder of his sacrifice.

*** Posted by SALLY on 2009-05-22 ***

Mr. T was the most passionate, caring, and wonderfully engaged teacher I had during my four years at BHS. I think about him often.

Scott (BHS Class of 1989)

*** Posted by Scott Crowley on 2008-09-15 ***

Today, like every year since and every year forward, I think of "Mr. T," and every time I called him that, he would reply "I pity the fool." Anyone who knew him at all knew him well enough to know there is no kinder man out there. He was not just a coach and a health teacher in Burlington schools, but more importantly a great friend and mentor to so many, and I was blessed to get to know him better through Kevin Graham, Joe Lev, and my brother-in-law, Peter Mac! I LOVE the picture from Mr. Lang below.... That captures him perfectly (especially his football shorts he wore often!). You and your beautiful wife are missed and in our thoughts always.

*** Posted by Missy (Butler) Hayes on 2008-09-11 ***

Mr. Trentini was one of my favorite teachers at BHS (Class of '75). He was more than a teacher ... he was also your friend. It is difficult to believe that 7 years have already gone by since this tragedy. Still, there is not one moment in my life when I don't pause to remember the lives that were lost on that day ... and how very, very fortunate my family was on that day also.

*** Posted by Deb Martinage (Yee) on 2008-09-11 ***

I graduated from BHS in 1976, Mr. Trentini was my health teacher in 10th grade and was my favorite teacher in High School. He was the most popular teacher in the School and was always smiling and positive...and funny. I miss him.

Steve LaMarca

*** Posted by Steve LaMarca on 2008-09-11 ***

Great guy.

*** Posted by bobby gass on 2008-06-08 ***

Mr. and Mrs. Trentini were a warm, loving couple with an uncanny ability to make you feel as though you were a long-time friend. Our world has been poorer for their sad and tragic absence. The passing of years does not lessen the sympathy we all feel for the family's monumental loss.

*** Posted by Gene Higgins on 2008-03-18 ***

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