Skip to comments.Schiavo Kin: Parents Not Wanted at Burial
Posted on 03/31/2005 3:02:29 PM PST by hipaatwo
Associated Press Writer
LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Terri Schiavo's ashes will be buried in an undisclosed location near Philadelphia so that her immediate family doesn't show up and turn the burial into a media spectacle, a member of the Schiavo family said Thursday.
``If Mike knew they would come in peace, he would have no problem with it,'' Scott Schiavo, Michael Schiavo's brother, said during an interview at his home.
After an autopsy, Michael Schiavo plans to have his wife's body cremated and her ashes brought to Pennsylvania, where she grew up. Scott Schiavo said the ashes would be buried in a plot left by an aunt and uncle, but the family does not plan on providing the specficic location for the burial - underscoring the bitterness of the dispute.
Her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, had fought for years to prevent her feeding tube from being removed, and they opposed cremation and wanted her buried in Florida.
Neither Terri Schiavo's parents nor her siblings addressed the issue of her burial in their remarks to reporters in Florida on Thursday. A spiritual adviser to her parents, Paul O'Donnell, said they plan to hold a Roman Catholic Mass without her body sometime next week.
Scott Schiavo said he received a stream of calls Thursday from people denouncing him. On his answering machine was a message from a man from Texas who called the Schiavo family murderers.
Police made visits Thursday to both Scott Schiavo's home and the home of his brother, William, in Philadelphia, as a result of threats to the families.
Scott Schiavo expressed relief that his sister-in-law's ordeal was over, and anger at those who have attacked the Schiavo family.
``This isn't over by a long shot, We're going to get our name right,'' he said. ``The world is going to know who Mike was, they're going to know Mike wasn't a beast.''
At Terri Schiavo's alma mater, Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, workers changed a sign that read ``Terri Schiavo, Class of 1981, We pray that you may live'' to ``We pray that you rest in peace.''
Rest in Peace Terri.
yeah, well, i think we already know who he is. evidence is in this article. what a monster.
"``This isn't over by a long shot, We're going to get our name right,'' he said. ``The world is going to know who Mike was, they're going to know Mike wasn't a beast.''
Good luck on that one.
That is just down right cold hearted of them.
They're behaving like Terri was a piece of property they bought from the Schindlers and won't allow them near it.
Michael has no heart!
Oh my gosh! This guy is a veritable monster, through and through. I feel for the parents. God keep them.
Wow. Michael Schiavo kinda makes you pine for the relatively civil OJ days.
Michael has the same problem Democrats have; not that we know too little, but that we know too much.
God knows who Mike is.... and now.... so does Terri!
He is so vindictive.
Michael is absolutely arrogant and heartless. I hope there is a special place in hell just for him.
That Michael Schiavo has made abundantly clear.
Accuse someone of being a wife-beater for seven years without any real evidence to support said accusation, and they might not want to have you around for some odd reason.
(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
But no mixed feelings on this. To deny the parents access to their daughter's burial is monstrous behavior.
This is the act of a vile man from a vicious family. And you're right. Good luck to them on restoring honor to their family name.
And this surprised you how? The two families have been going after each other for almost 10 years now. There is no love lost between the two families, no compassion for the other side, nobody is going to kiss and make up.