1949 – 2018
Woodstock – Nancy C. (Coster) Schnaittacher, 69, of Rte. 197, passed away peacefully in her home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife of Peter R. Schnaittacher for 47 years. Born in Alexandria, VA, she was the daughter of the late William H. Coster, Jr and Moselle (Johnson) Coster.
Mrs. Schnaittacher was a dedicated and loving mother and wife who was a thoughtful, accommodating, and a giving woman, always putting her family first. Nancy was adventurous in a quiet way. She loved traveling, knitting, basket weaving, and skiing in her younger years. More recently, she was an avid horseback rider and enjoyed hiking, walking (committed to picking up trash on those walks striving to preserve our environment) bike riding, and baking. Having been a member of the Woodstock Garden Club, she continued her love of gardening in her own yard, tending to a variety of perennials and fruit trees. She loved using her iPad and enjoyed antiques, museums and the theater. Additionally, she was a Day Kimball Hospital Volunteer putting in hundreds of hours over the years.
In addition to her husband, Nancy is survived by her son, Jeremy Schnaittacher of Seattle, WA; daughters, Gwynne Schnaittacher of Seattle, WA, and Brianna Schnaittacher of Woodstock, CT; her sister, Jean Landry and her husband Bob of Dade City, FL; and her loyal lady hound Percy.
Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Nancy’s life on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Mansion at Bald Hill, 29 Plaine Hill Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281 from 11am-2:30pm. Cremation services have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com. In lieu of flowers, feel free to make a donation in Nancy’s name to the Pancreatic Action Network (https://www.pancan.org).