Alfred Schnog
1931 - 2019
BORN
1931
DIED
2019
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Wilmington, NC
ALFRED SCHNOG Alfred Schnog, 88, of Bald Head Island, NC, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born on January 25, 1931 in Germany, the son of the late Ludwig and Margaret Schoeps Schnog. Also remembered is his twin brother, Norbert, who preceded him in death. Alfred is survived by his wife Anita M. Schnog; daughters, Emily Delacruz and Elizabeth Annazone (John), son, Jonathan Winkler (Liz), nephew, Neal Schnog, daughter, Nancy Schnog and son, Andrew Schnog (Mary Kate). Alfred is blessed with 11 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter and two nieces. Alfred's family escaped from Nazi Germany on the morning after Kristallnacht. Their harrowing escape to Holland and his mother's heroic resistance saved Alfred and his twin brother Norbert from certain death in the Holocaust. Alfred related his story as well as his memories of Nazi oppression directed against Jews which he witnessed as a youngster growing up in Cologne, Germany. He has spoken to more than 100 schools and community groups in North Carolina. Alfred and Norbert and their parents left Holland to come to the United States where they arrived barely one month before the Nazis invaded Holland, thus narrowly escaping from the Nazi grasp once again. His grandparents were not as fortunate and were sent to the death camp of Sobibor where they perished. Alfred shared his time between Bald Head Island and Wilmington where he was active in business with Anita distributing stainless steels and exporting stainless steel and electrical steels. Alfred graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and received an ROTC commission in the US Army. He practiced engineering briefly before entering active duty in the Army Ordinance Corp where he served during the Korean War as commanding officer of a Field Supply Company stationed near Inchon and Seoul. He also assumed duties as the Battalion Education officer. After his tour of duty, he returned to civilian life and re-entered the world of business. Alfred was active in civic affairs having served on local residential and recreational club boards as well as a Trustee for Temple of Israel in Wilmington. He was currently serving on the Foundation Board of The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) and the Board of the Alfred and Anita Schnog Family Foundation which is dedicated to the support of Holocaust Education in the State of North Carolina. He was also active with his wife in lending their time and resources to community causes. A funeral will be held 11:00 am Thursday, November 14, 2019 at The Temple of Israel in Wilmington. Burial will follow in the Temple of Israel Cemetery. A meal of consolation will follow the committal. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to North Carolina Center For The Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), 276 NCCAT Dr., Cullowhee, NC 28723, NCCAT.org., Checks need to be made payable to NCCAT Development Foundation with memo line designating donation go to Holocaust Education Endowment. Condolences may be shared at www.andrewsmortuary.com
Published by Wilmington Star-News on Nov. 13, 2019.
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May all the brilliant years that you lived continue to shine in your heart and May your family carry that same heartfelt years you all had.
Stephen Levine
Friend
August 12, 2020
I had the honor of being his hairstylist. We had nice conversations of Ithaca newyork a place I had fond memories Of living. He was a Cornell graduate many years before. My sincere condolences to his wife and family Rosemary Lee

July 1, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Rosario Rosero
December 30, 2019
Mrs Schnog, again I am so sorry for your loss! I count it a privilege to have known you both even for this short time. I count it an honor to have played a small part in his care. May Gods peace keep you and the family at this time. With love, Rene Corbett
Rene Corbett
November 15, 2019
Alfred didnt meet a soul who didnt respect and love him. He was kind hearted and always had a meaning behind his responses. I will miss his wonderful smile and wit.
Patricia Wingfield
Friend
November 15, 2019
Mrs. Schnog,

I am so saddened to read of the passing of Mr. Schnog. I feel blessed to have met the two of you and feel like I have known you forever. I will always remember his strong spirit and warm gentle smile, he will be missed by all. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. With much love, Robin Ratcliff.
November 15, 2019
Dear family, We herewith extend our deep-felt condolences with the passing of Alfred, who as far as I have been able to put together, was the son of my fathers brother. My father was Leo Schnog. This is of course a sad moment but at the same time I am surprised in a positive way to realize that the Schnog's are a growing Jewish family again.
I will say Kadish in Shul. May Alfred rest in peace.
Alexander (Aleco) Schnog
Family
November 15, 2019
Anita,
We are sad to read of Alfreds passing. He was a kind, gracious and good-humored man. We have fond memories of times with you two. You and your families are in our thoughts. Jane and Grover
November 14, 2019
Dear Schnog family,

with great sadness, we've seen through Facebook that Alfred has died. We were in contact with him from time to time and were looking forward to a possible meeting in Cologne / Bergheim.

We take great sympathy in such difficult times, grieve with you and wish the family a lot of strength and confidence for the coming time.

Gabi, Antonia and Michel Schnog
Gabi, Antonia, Michel Schnog
November 14, 2019
Anita,
We are very sorry to hear of Al's passing. (I rarely called him Alfred) We have such good memories of our times together playing golf on Bald Head and staying at your beautiful homes. We will always remember Al as a good person and friend to all. We look forward to speaking to you at a later time to reminisce about the times we shared with you and Al. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Love you both. John Perkins & Betty Gonzales
John Perkins
Friend
November 14, 2019
Anita,
We were so sorry to hear this. He was a lovely man. We enjoyed both of you immensely. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Sherry Becker
Mike and Sherry Becker
Friend
November 14, 2019
We loved our times with the Alfred and Anita on Bald Head Island. They were generous hosts and good neighbors. He will be missed very much.
Mary Jayne Register
Neighbor
November 13, 2019
I am so saddened to hear of this sad news. Alfred has been a dear friend to me for 20 years, ever since we met on Bald Head Island. I will miss our engaging conversations, his immense heart, and his incredible ability to make the World a better place. I attended some of his speaking engagements at our local Colleges, and I have never witnessed a group of young minds so intensely focused on a speakers every word. Thank you Alfred, you will be missed.
Jonathan Weiss
Friend
November 13, 2019
It has been a great honor and pleasure to consider Alfred a friend. He will be truly missed. Michael & Lorraine
November 13, 2019
He was a great friend and a gifted educator: my sincere sympathies for your loss, Anita
Michael Schulman
Friend
November 13, 2019
Alfred was a good man. He will be missed. Great storyteller. We are so sorry for your loss, Anita.
Mark Prak
Friend
November 13, 2019
We will surely miss you dear Alfred, but we find comfort in the assurance that you are home with the Lord, and no longer in pain. Death is a trip to Heaven!
Dotty Edgerton
Friend
November 12, 2019
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