Family's Statement on Passing of Father of
Terri Schiavo, Robert Schindler Sr.
The family of Robert Schindler, Sr. releases the following statement:
Robert S. Schindler, Sr., of Gulfport, Florida, father of the late
Terri Schindler Schiavo, passed away August 29, 2009 from heart failure
at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Robert fought valiantly to save the life of his brain-injured daughter
Terri in the landmark right to life case that culminated in her imposed
death by court-ordered starvation and thirst on March 31, 2005. After
Terri's death, along with his wife Mary, daughter Suzanne (Schindler)
Vitadamo and son Bobby Schindler, he founded the Terri Schindler
Schiavo Foundation in St. Petersburg dedicated to supporting other
families faced with the same need to fight for the rights of their
disabled or otherwise vulnerable loved ones.
Robert was born in Philadelphia on October 23, 1937 and was 71 years of
age. Proceeded in death by his daughter Theresa Schindler.
survived by his wife Mary, daughter Suzanne Vitadamo (Michael), son
Bobby Schindler and granddaughter Alexandra.
A Mass of Christian burial with visitation preceding will be scheduled
to take place in Philadelphia, PA. Times and location will be announced
at a later date.
Schindler Schiavo Foundation
Date: August 29, 2009
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