Susanna "Pinky Racer" Schick
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March 24, 1970 - October 30, 2020 Susanna "Pinky Racer" Schick passed away at 50 years old due to heart failure in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 30th. Susanna was born on March 24, 1970, to Carol & Al (deceased) Schick in San Mateo, CA. She is survived by two older brothers, Gary & David Schick, also of San Mateo, as well as David's wife Andrea, nephew Stephen Schick of Portland, OR, her niece, dancer Claire Schick of Ann Arbor, MI, and nephew Nicholas Schick of San Mateo. After Susanna graduated from San Mateo High in 1988, she moved to Paris to study at Parson's School of Design. Susanna worked as a pattern-maker in the fashion industry, first in NYC for clients such as Betsy Johnson & Kate Spade, then in LA. During this time, Susanna raced motorcycles and designed a line of women's motorcycle wear. She went back to school to get her MBA in Sustainability at NCU in 2009. Susanna returned to LA to continue work in fashion at Burning Torch & Rozae Nichols while consulting in sustainability, and blogged on electric motorcycles and solar farms. Susanna met her beloved boyfriend Robert Verez in LA six years ago, and recently moved with him to Spain. Susanna was also an avid bicyclist, advocate for social welfare and the environment. She taught HIV awareness in Tanzania, as well as pattern making. Throughout the years, she volunteered at Los Angeles Mission, tutored homeless children in School on Wheels, and also helped people off Skid Row at Midnight Mission in LA. She is loved and missed by family and friends around the world, and has helped countless numbers of people struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, after committing to recovery at 17. Donations may be made in Susanna's memory to: www.midnightmission.org

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Published in Los Angeles Times from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2020.
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April 7, 2021
I just read this, how totally devastated I am. She was both a student and friend, I will miss her tremendously.
Ramon Vasconcellos
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November 12, 2020
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Martha A Dwyer
November 12, 2020
Susanna is a light that will continue shining, certainly in the hearts of her dear mother and brothers as well as in the rest of the extended family and friends. I feel privileged to have known her. My most sincere sympathies and love goes to all who are grieving.
Martha Dwyer
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November 12, 2020
Miss you Cousin! I will cherish your memory as a gift of light in my heart and share it as much as I can, Go with love
Marten
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November 12, 2020
She’s a Beautiful soul with a huge heart full of kindness and compassion for others. So sad...
Kevin Hayden
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November 11, 2020
Adored this lovely lady who I met at the White House Women's AA mtg in the mid 90s. What a treasure. Susanna will be deeply missed.
Ann Bradley
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November 11, 2020
I miss you. Thank you for understanding me when no one else did. See you on the other side and we will RIDE, high heels and all. :)
Colleen Kessler
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