Norman Edward Schilt, son of the late Irving Schilt and Lillian (Marcus) Schilt, was born June 2, 1940 in Weehawken, New Jersey. He grew up in Brighton Beach, NY where he spent his youth playing and coaching baseball and spending time on the Coney Island boardwalk. He found success in business as a salesman, but especially found immense happiness, passion, and success in his music and songwriting. Throughout his life of almost 80 years, his music carried him through the good times and the bad. He wrote hundreds of songs and kept an unwavering dream of making it big in the music business. His song will live on through his children, grandchildren, and all who loved his music.
Norman’s legacy lives on in his four children Joy Schilt Maynard and son-in-law Joshua Maynard, Michael Schilt and daughter-in-law Kaycee Schilt, Ryan Schilt, Jordan Schilt and daughter-in-law Rachel Schilt; grandson Elias “Eli” Maynard, and granddaughter Pearl Schilt; brother and sister-in-law Marcus and Audrey Schilt; nephew, Matthew Schilt, and niece, Lisa Barlow.
Norman was the kind of man that lives on through stories and song. He will live in our hearts forever.
“He was the king of Rock and Roll
Now the good Lord has his soul
And they moved Heartbreak Hotel up to heaven
He was a legend in his time
Part of your life, part of mine
Now his star is gonna shine up in heaven”
(June 2, 1940 - May 18, 2020)