Ms. Schneider graduated in 1993 from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla., with a degree in exercise science and wellness.
After recently moving back to Cherry Hill from Florida, Ms. Schneider enrolled in September in a nine-month course at the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy in Wayne to become a certified massage therapist. She had recently begun working as a waitress in the Hilton Hotel in Cherry Hill.
"She was full of life and fun and always had something nice to say," recalled her father, Mitch Schneider, of Cherry Hill. "She lived life to its fullest for her 24 years."
Ms. Schneider had plans to open a business called "Just Because..." with her mother and sister. It was to have been a mail-order company that would ship teddy bears with personalized messages throughout the country, family members said.
Both of Ms. Schneider's parents are physical education teachers, and her love for sports started early. She was water skiing at age 3 and was an avid slalom skier by age 5, her mother, Fran Trager Schneider, said. She also enjoyed watching sports with family members and friends.
She was a motorcyclist, and, "with her pink and blue motorcycle and her blonde hair coming out of her helmet, she looked just like a Barbie doll," her sister, Miki Schneider, said.
In addition to her parents and sister, Ms. Schneider is survived by her maternal grandmother, Rose Trager of Columbia City, Md.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Platt Memorial Chapels Inc., 2001 Berlin Rd., Cherry Hill. Burial will be in Locustwood Memorial Park in Cherry Hill.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy Ltd., 994 Old Eagle School Rd., Suite 1005, Wayne, Pa. 19087 or Ronald McDonald House, 311 S. Sixth St., Camden, N.J. 08103.