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TROTT, Marvin

TROTT - Marvin Age 93, of Atlanta, GA passed away peacefully May 25, 2017 following a brief illness. He was born to the late Moe and Minnie Trott in Rochester, NY, May 22, 1924. His early years were spent in Rochester. He served in WWII was awarded a Bronze Star for his action in the Battle of the Bulge. After returning from the war, he obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Rochester before founding Trott Electronics, Inc., where he served as President for 50 years. He is survived by his spouse of 55 years, Margaret Steele Trott; three children: Dr. Martin Trott (Cindy Trott), Melissa Brandwine, Dr. Mitchell Trott (David Ko); sister Eileen Jachles (Milton Jachles). After years of devoted parenting and dedication to his company, then based in Buffalo NY, he retired in 1989. He moved to Atlanta, GA in 1999 to be closer to his daughter and to allow his wife to escape the snow. Marvin was a life-long learner, teaching himself SQL programming at the age of 80. He was President of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) in Buffalo, and continued with volunteer counseling activities at the Atlanta division until four weeks before his passing. He was President of the Rochester Tennis Club and was still playing tennis at age 92. He served as President of the local Community Association for ten years and was active with the Patient Family Advisory Council at Emory Hospital. A memorial service and interment ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 17 at 11 AM at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Immediately following the service, family will receive family and friends at their home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a memorial gift to K9s For Warriors (, 114 Camp K9 Road, Ponte Verde, FL 32081 or Army Emergency Relief Fund (, 200 Stovall St Ste 5s33, Alexandria, VA 22332. To express condolences, sign our online guest book at:

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