nancy-schneider-obitWestchester resident Nancy Schneider, who for years fought against Los Angeles International Airport impacts on nearby communities along with her husband, Denny, has died. She was 62.
Schneider passed away last month after a long battle with cancer. Services were held April 19 at Hillside Cemetery in Culver City.
Denny Schneider, president of the Alliance for a Regional Solution to Airport Congestion, remembered how his wife was so full of love for everyone and always made him smile.
“Not a day went by without my feeling loved and I loved her the same way. Nan worked so very hard to make other people feel better,” Schneider said.
Schneider said that most of all, his wife loved her family, which was not only blood relatives but close friends.
He recalled how she was a prolific artist and would translate things she saw into pieces of art.
As a longtime Westchester resident, Nan Schneider sought to make the community a better place to live and was active for 18 years in the fight to ensure LAX plans did not adversely impact local residents, her husband said.
“She touched so many lives. Needless to say her passion in the 18-year fight to fix LAX ran deep,” Denny Schneider said.
An advocate for education, Nan volunteered at the Westside Neighborhood School in Del Rey and also spent 20 years volunteering at Westchester High School.
“She will be remembered by so many as the one who cared, cared about education,” Denny Schneider said.
She was also a lover of animals, and after earning a degree in psychology, she also taught animal behavior.
“She was so very talented at training dogs and husbands,” Schneider quipped. “I will miss her so very much.”
Schneider is survived by her husband, Denny; daughter, Beth and husband Jeff; son Aaron and wife Julie; and grandchildren Lily and Penny.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Nan’s name may be made to the City of Hope at www.cityofhope.org/giving/Pages/default.aspx.

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