Service:Graveside on Thursday, October 13, at 2:00 PM at the Temple Israel Cemetery on Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

Dr. Maximilian Trost


Dr Maximilian Trost, a Norwalk resident for almost 60 years, died last week at the age of 96 in Delray Beach, FL. He lived his life to the absolute fullest, independent and sharp until the end.  Max was on Normandy Beach on D-Day, had three great loves in his life, and practiced Optometry for almost 40 years in Norwalk.  He was married 26 years to his first wife, Pearl Korbin Trost. They had two sons, Robert and Jonathan.  Max and Pearl were instrumental in the early years of STAR and CACLD. Pearl died in 1979 of lymphoma., Hannah Wolfenstein Trost, was his wife for 21 years and they traveled the world together.  Hannah passed in 2001. His final love was Sarah Bernhardt. They were together in Delray Beach, Florida and Norwalk, CT until her death in 2011.  Maximilian loved to sing in barbershop quartets, played tennis for many decades, was a long time Cubs fan (he waited 96 years and they still haven’t won a world series), and seemed to know everyone in Norwalk.He is survived by his two sons and his many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held graveside on Thursday, October 13, at 2:00 PM at the Temple Israel Cemetery on Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

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