Norman David Schnall

Norman David Schnall

SALISBURY — Norman David Schnall of New York, New York, and Salisbury passed away on Feb. 22, 2024, at the age of 86. Son of the late Max and Rose (Rothberg) Schnall, Norman was deeply loved by his wife of 58 years, Carol (Singer) Schnall, who predeceased him in April 2023. Norman is survived by his children, Marianne (Tom Kay), and Eric (Shax Riegler); his grandchildren, Jazmin and Lotus Kay; his sister Sylvia; his niece Amy and nephew Barry; and many relatives and close friends.

A lifelong New Yorker, Norman was born in the Bronx on July 9, 1937, and was raised in Brooklyn. He was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School and New York University. He served as an advertising executive at J. Walter Thompson, Wells Rich Greene, and Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, where he was deeply involved in the creation of several iconic advertising campaigns. Later in his career, he worked alongside his wife, Carol, as Vice President of Specialty Products Company, which supplied oils and lubricants to the glass container industry. Among his many talents, he was a painter, a composer, and a talented pianist who studied at Tanglewood.

Norman loved animals, volunteering at the Audubon Center in Sharon, and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He was an active and informed citizen, always up to date on recent news and politics, and was passionate about progressive causes. He was a voracious reader who loved traveling and the arts from the theater to the opera, to museums. Norman was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather who was known for his quick wit, love of desserts, and singular intellect. He will be greatly missed. Donations may be made to WNYC and WQXR at

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