Civic leader Joanne "Jo" Schaefer died July 23, 2013. Jo was a beloved sister, affectionate aunt, faithful friend, and dedicated volunteer. Born Christmas Day in Los Angeles, Jo graduated from St. Mary's Academy and CSULA. After serving in the Peace Corps, she returned to LA where she was employed as a systems analyst for financial and medical institutions. She received many commendations for her volunteer work, particularly at Children's Hospital and with the Mid City Neighborhood Council.