Max Fierst, a longtime resident of Montclair, died suddenly on Friday, March 29, 2022. He was 47.

Mr. Fierst was born in Mountainside hospital in 1974. He attended the Montclair Cooperative School, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Yale College and Columbia University.  

He was a poet and a writer held dear by his friends and family. 

He is survived by his father, Gerald Fierst, and his daughter, Anjel Fierst, both Montclair residents.  

Donations in his memory can be made to the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, 33 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042.

Arrangements were by Gaita Memorial Home, Little Falls.