Brian Joseph Trocano

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Brian Joseph Trocano

Brian Joseph Trocano, age 66, beloved husband, father, Papa, son and friend, drew his last breath on June 26, 2023.

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the second of four sons born to Leonard and Joanne Trocano. The family soon moved to Brooklyn, Ohio where Brian’s sports career flourished as a Brooklyn High School Hurricane. He was a key player on the football field as well as on the baseball diamond and in track and field. He was inducted in the Brooklyn High School Hall of fame in 2022.

Shockingly, Brian always knew he wanted to be an electrician. He attended Cleveland State University to study electrical engineering. In his early 20’s he ventured out west to Washington state. He and his brothers would stay with their Uncle Clyde and learn the ways of the Evergreen State. Brian loved it out west and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and just being outdoors.

Brian was a dedicated, hard worker and spent his nearly 44-year career in the steel mill industry. He was always willing to help and was a mentor to many.

In 1993, he married his wife Tracie, a partnership that thrived just shy of 30 years. Brian and Tracie lived in Duvall for all of those years. He loved tinkering in his shop listening to music, and giving Maggie, Sadie, and Louie (dogs) big scratches.

Brian is survived by his wife Tracie, mother Joanne, brothers Lenny, Rick, and Jim, children Sarah, Lauren, Dashiell, Greer, and Shain, and predeceased by his father Leonard. His grandchildren called him Papa, and he adored them all.

Brian made an impact on everyone he met, and he is deeply missed by his friends and family.

The family invites all Brian’s friends to come and celebrate his life with them at 10:30 a.m. on October 21, 2023 at the Riverview School District.

Riverview School District
15510 1st Ave NE
Duvall, WA 98019

13 Responses to “Brian Joseph Trocano”

  • Rick Trocano says:

    Brother Brian was compassionate, caring, kind, a mentor. Rest in peace my good brother. You are missed, but not forgotten!

  • Rhonda Parks Manville says:

    I miss my wonderful brother-in-law. Brian is one the best humans I’ve ever met…funny, caring, smart, generous…always willing to lend a hand, and a true family man. I am so sorry Brian is no longer with us, but he leaves a legacy of love and kindness.

  • Jim says:

    My dear brother someone I looked up to my whole life. Someone I tried to emulate every day man of reason.. touched and loved by many ..
    You where the man amongst the men..

  • Bill Wilhelm says:

    Brian was a high school friend and teammate. I will always remember him as a fierce competitor on the field, one of the toughest men I ever saw play football. And at the same time he was one of the least conceited and decent people, who left you feeling like he genuinely cared about you. I will always remember him fondly.

  • Bob Cummins says:

    Our beloved Hurricane Brother “BT” was honored at his Celebration of Life in Cleveland on Sept. 8th. I can only make a feeble attempt to try and explain the love, adoration, respect that 125+ teammates, classmates and friends felt that night.
    Brian only spent 19 yrs. In CLE but he was a legend with his teammates. As dominant as he was as our leader on the athletic field, his heart and genuine kindness is his lasting trademark.
    We only shared BT for our school age years, but he displayed to us how to do things the right way. For his family and friends in Seattle, you were lucky to witness the best man that created Brooklyn Pride.
    God’s peace and understanding to his entire family!

  • Harry McCormick says:

    I honestly don’t think a day goes by that I don’t think of Brian. I miss him very much. I still go back and read his texts. I re-read his piece upon his induction into the Brooklyn High Hall of Frame this week. I do these things because when I read his words I clearly hear his voice. I miss him and am grateful I was his “battle worn Brother” as he put it. I’ll always remember him, I’ll always see him, I’ll always hear him and I’ll always love him. Rest now my Brooklyn Brother..

  • Chris Aufmuth-Napier says:

    Ricky…So very sorry for your loss.

  • Pamela Krickler says:

    My sincere condolences to the Trocano family. I am a fellow Hurricane and I remember Brian in high school as just a nice guy. Years later, I was working at the Cleveland Airport and came in contact with Brian, and nothing changed over the years, he was still the same kind, sweet guy he was in high school. May your memories sustain you until you meet again.

  • Todd Manville says:

    Brian was one of the good guys. I’ll always remember him under my truck trying (and succeeding)drilling through the frame to mount a bumper. He was not going to give up!
    Another memory was the time we went to Forks and stayed at Grandma’s house. Lots of laughter!!
    Miss him and will always hold him in my heart.

  • John Melcher says:

    Ultimate team guy … on and off the field … I remember his unique chuckle … those who knew him are better for it … see you in the huddle…

  • Brin Kilbane says:

    I’ve gone home now. Please don’t be dismayed. I thank you for the love you shared, and all the prayers you prayed. I have gone home now. My work on earth is through. I’m happy here with loved ones and I’ll be waiting here for you. I’ve gone home now.

  • Andy McFarlane says:

    I am a lucky man to have know, worked, and shared 25 years of friendship with Brian. I will miss his sense of humor and his love and caring for family and almost everyone he knew. He was a man of great morals and integrity and I am a better man today from all of time we spent together. I miss my friend.

  • Kurt Woodard says:

    On the top three list of most influential leaders I’ve had the pleasure of working for. Was one of the most honest, quick witted, and most genuine person I had the pleasure of spending time with. Would give the shirt off his back to help someone out and was one of the most giving persons. Will miss his stories and will never forget him and the things I’ve learned from him.

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