Timothy "Justin" Schaid passed away Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at the age of 60, after an epic, brave battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his devoted wife, Leslie, and his sons, Kai, Ian and Evan. Justin was born to Joan and Arnold Schaid, spent his childhood in Greensburg, and was a longtime resident of Los Angeles, Calif. Justin is survived by his spouse and true love, Leslie Wah; and his sons, of whom he was most proud, Kai, Ian and Evan. His surviving family also includes his mother, Joan Gordon; siblings, Daniel (Pamela), Jeffery, Kathleen Fleck, Monica Fierce, Teresa (William) Filtz, Charity (Glen) Beveridge, Rebecca Burkley and Kerstin (Scott) Herrod; as well as stepsisters, Jill (Jim) Evans and Jennifer (Duke) Vinson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Arnold Schaid; stepfather, Jack Gordon; and brother-in-law, Steven Fierce. Justin was devoted to his family, his love of playing and writing music and his enjoyment of classic cars. He was a talented artist and designer all his life, working as a commercial artist. He composed and wrote music and lyrics, collaborating with other artists in his bands Hear&Now and SACREDGAME. He was often seen around his neighborhood walking his dog, Duncan, or enjoying a drive in his VW Fastback, his Corvair, or riding on his motorcycle. There will be a private burial of urn and a tree planting in Justin's memory amongst family members. A memorial service and a celebration of life will be held during the summer for invited family and friends. Justin's family would like to thank the UCLA Health Cancer Care team in Burbank, Calif., for their excellent care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Justin Schaid to either of these two charities: UCLA Health / David Geffen School of Medicine / Cancer Research Fund: www.uclahealth.org/giving/why-give
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Published by Tribune Review on Jan. 14, 2022.