HONORING NAN SCHNEIDER; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 56
(Extensions of Remarks - April 23, 2013)

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                         HONORING NAN SCHNEIDER


                            HON. JANICE HAHN

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, April 23, 2013

  Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor the memory and legacy of Nan 
Schneider, who passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013 in her hometown of 
Westchester. Nan was born on November 6, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota 
to Shel and Pris Siegel. Nan was a loving and witty woman that could 
put a smile on any face. In order to practice medicine, her father 
moved his family to California. Through a mutual friend, Nan met the 
love of her life, Denny, on a blind date. It was love at first sight. 
They had two wonderful children, Beth and Aaron.
  Nan was a woman who saw the beauty in everything and translated it 
into art. She was also an advocate for education. She volunteered to 
make Westchester Neighborhood School the best private school in the 
area. She also spent twenty years volunteering within Los Angeles 
Unified School District (LAUSD) at Westchester High in order to, as she 
said, ``fix things.'' Her attitude said it all: she would always tell 
her husband, ``I'm not going to ask permission to make it right. If the 
District doesn't like it they'll call me and tell me to stop.'' That 
same passion and drive carried her into Los Angeles politics.
  Nan and Denny were no strangers to the concerns of Los Angeles. For 
18 years, they fought the expansion of the Los Angeles International 
Airport into their community. As my colleagues from Los Angeles will 
testify, Nan and Denny were a force to be reckoned with. Nan also 
volunteered often for my father, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth 
  I was privileged to have called Nan a friend and I will always have 
fond memories. Her legacy will always be remembered in Los Angeles and 
in my heart. Nan Schneider is survived by her husband, Denny, her 
sister, Linda (Bob), her children, Beth (Jeff), and Aaron (Julie), and 
her grandchildren, Lily and Penny, for whom she cared so much. She will 
be missed by her friends and loved ones.