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.''
It is so difficult to not be outraged over this... and it will not end for her family even with this poor woman's untimely death.
A normal human being would bury her quietly in Florida where her entire family resides.
Heard an independent pathologist will not be allowed at the autopsy... only the resident coroner will do the autopsy.
I sure wouldn't want my wife's funeral turned into the media circus that's been outside that hospice.
There you go.....being logical!
Read all the gory details here: MANIFESTO OF THE WPPFF/WILD TURKEYS/COALITION OF THE SANE
A few samples...
This entire Schiavo business is bullsh*t. Why people get so worked up over it is a mystery.
Yes, she died. And all you guys can do is blame us. That's fine. Do it on the main forum. This is still OUR thread. God said "NO" to all your millions of prayers. It was his will...he wanted her. So get your bad self off our thread, because you are disrupting it..Leave us in peace.
Good is evil, evil is good, up is down, down is up, WEIRD!
Michael Schiavo is an abomination to God and the Human Race! He is richly deserving of both condemnation and judgement.
For reasons unexplained, Terri's mother has not visited her since Easter Sunday.
I know. It gets me in trouble every time.
Wouldn't it be great if the Schindlers moved back to PA -- right across the street from the cemetery?
What did the A.M. say about post # 12?
It was hideous enough that the family was denied the comfort of spending time with Terri in her last moments, this is an utter outrage.
I have seldom seen such callous cruelty displayed on a public stage before.
My father-in-law had a business partner named Shiavo in his first business. They were Italian Catholics. It's not that common a name, and I bet that they were relatives of this murderer.
Death threats for Michael, the hospice, the police chief. Death threats for Jeb Bush, President Bush. This from so called right to life people?
Beam me up!
I once again point out that if you spend seven years accusing someone of being a wife beater, without any evidence to back up that claim, then they're probably not going to invite you over for tea and crumpets.
Of course, that explains why I don't throw such accusations around unless I've got the goods.
The post has been deleted. I'd be greatly surprised if I was the only one who pushed the abuse button, though.
and yet....and yet.....ms's lawyer felos launched a 30 min attack on the Schindlers and on Terri's dignity as he discussed details of her death in great detail.
storm.... heaven's crying in NE FL...
WOW, fv -- just heard on abc--- snipers on the roofs!!! confirmed!! shown!! wow -- this is abc.
This guy is one cold hearted son of a bitch who needs to see what it feels like to be starved for two weeks...
Any dispute between Michael Schiavo and Terri's parents are irrelevant. Common decency requires that the dispute be shelved in the name of the sanctity of the event.
You couldn't make this stuff up, it's unbelievable.