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.''
Don't hold your breath.
Oh, I agree completely. The world is going to know that he was an adulterous, murdering beast!
Doubt it's a Catholic cemetery it since the Schiavo family are Lutherans.
Why not bury her next to Mary Jo Kopechne?
Even moreso as this has been a long-running dispute. It tells me that his real interest was in "getting" her family.
There is a church that accepts these unrepentent murderers?
I don't think Michael Schiavo gives a damn what the world thinks of him.
An entire family of control freaks. Right to the last opportunity.
He must, or at least his family must. Otherwise, why would his brother be so concerned about the Schiavo name and Michael not being remembered as a beast.
This I gotta see.
All the kings horses and all the kings man will not be able to ........
Let's look back at this...Michael has been called a 'wife beater', 'murderer' and worse by the Schindlers and their spokesmen (the shrill Randall Terry especially and others) and it has escalated in the final days with all of the media coverage. Can anyone really expect him to forget all of this and make up. I am suprised he even will let them know what region of the country the service will be held.
As I and many others have posted before, there will be and is no good outcome from this whole episode...
My God. Every time I think it can't get worse - it does.
I believe M. Schiavo will be tortured by his actions or lack thereof, the rest of his days.
Real classy move. Does he intend to film himself peeing on the ashes and sending it to her parents before he throws them in a dumpster?
Michael is a jerk but that comment is totally irresponsible and degrades FR. I rarely hit the abuse button but I'm hitting it now.
Psychopaths are not tortured by anything emotional.
Terri will also be denied the Mass of the Resurrection...another slap at her parents and Catholics.
So they are not done yet? More law suits to follow I guess. They will keep attacking this poor family and whoever sides with them. Guilt drives them.