2009-07-31 / Obits

Norman M. Brust


Norman M. Brust, 86, a former Rockaway resident, died July 26.

Brust was born on March 7, 1923 in Far Rockaway and worked as a physician.

Brust grew up in Arverne and practiced medicine at his Far Rockaway office and at St. Joseph's Episcopal Hospital and Peninsula Hospital Center for 50 years.

He graduated from Far Rockaway High School and was the doctor for the high school football team in the 1960s and 1970s.

He was also a graduate of Penn State University and New York Medical College. At Peninsula, he was director of medicine and president of the medical board.

He served in the U.S. Army 106th Infantry Division in World War II. He was captured at the Battle of the Bulge and became a prisoner of war. He was discharged a corporal and awarded the Purple Heart medal.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine (Wieseneck); sons, Richard Brust of Chicago, Illinois and Barry Brust of Los Angeles, California; Carole Rubinstein of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Julia, William and Tessa Rubinstein.

Funeral arrangements and memorial service remained private. Disposition was at Star of David, West Palm Beach, Florida.

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