Mysel, Nancy Aug. 12, 1966 - June 17, 2012 Nancy Mysel, age 45, passed peacefully the morning of June 17, in her home in Los Angeles, after a brave, 8-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Nancy is survived by her loving parents, Allan and Carol Mysel, and her siblings, Jonathan Mysel and Cathy Yamashita. Nancy graduated from Boston University's School of Communications. Nancy spent 7 years as assistant picture and sound editor for National Geographic in Washington, D.C. One of Nancy's notable achievements while at NatGeo was her work on the Emmy-nominated film "The Great Indian Railway". For the last 13 years, Nancy worked at the UCLA Film & Television Archive where she was one of its leading film preservationists. While at UCLA, Nancy worked in collaboration with many notable organizations, including Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation, the National Film Preservation Foundation, and the Film Noir Foundation, where she was recognized as one of the world's leading specialists in the restoration of film noir. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Nancy to: the Jewish Healing and Hospice Center of Los Angeles (www.jhcla.org), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (www.plannedparenthood.org), or Best Friends Animal Society (www.bestfriends.org).
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on June 20, 2012