Cecilia Schneider

Date of Birth

March 5, 1957

Date of Death

August 3, 2017

Cecilia Schneider passed away on August 3, 2017. Born on March 5, 1957 in San Diego, California to Phyllis and John Schneider, Cecilia was a beloved daughter, sister to Celeste Schneider, aunt to Naomi Stark, devoted and loving mother to her vivacious bulldog Gigi, and dear friend to many. Cecilia, known affectionately as Ceci, deeply touched the lives of many with her compassionate and giving spirit, dry and subtle wit, and insightfully perceptive nature. Ceci studied Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the seventies, and since then never wanted to leave her favorite city. Ceci was always happiest helping to enrich the lives of others. Most recently she worked as Financial ad Budget Coordinator for the Philosophy Department at her Alma Mater UCSB. In her professional life as Financial Aid Director for colleges and universities, Ceci was known for her capacity to enhance collaboration and communication among her colleagues and her ardent support of students. Ceci received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University where she was known for her client advocacy and strong commitment to social justice. Ceci was deeply committed to creating a place of trust where her clients could safely share their stories with one another. Ceci worked with the Victim/Witness program and Domestic Violence Solutions assisting clients obtain much needed necessities such as baby furniture, food, housing and medical assistance. Ceci certified her bulldog Gigi to help her conduct animal assisted therapy. Gigi followed in Ceci’s philanthropic footsteps and worked as her sidekick to brighten and enrich people’s lives as her therapy assistant.

If you wish to be in touch with Ceci’s family you may e-mail her sister Celeste Schneider at celesteschnei@yahoo.com. If you wish to celebrate and commemorate Ceci’s life, you may send a donation to the Cecilia Schneider Memorial Fund in Honor of Gigi. Make Checks payable to SCBR and Mail them to

Southern California Bulldog Rescue

Cecilia Schneider Memorial Fund honoring Gigi

c/o SoCal Bulldog Rescue

P.O. Box 10313, Santa Ana, CA. 92711


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