Marlowe's Shade

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Michael Schiavo's Contempt and Spite

From Detroit Free Press. Hat tip: NY Nana

Terri Schiavo's husband buried her cremated remains in Clearwater on Monday, inscribing on her bronze grave marker: "I kept my promise."

The inscription inflamed Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, who had waged a long legal battle to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive. They also complained they had not been told about the service beforehand.

Michael Schiavo -- who said he promised his wife he would not keep her alive artificially -- also listed on the grave marker Feb. 25, 1990, as the date his wife "Departed this Earth." On that date, Schiavo collapsed and fell into what most doctors said was an irreversible vegetative state.

The marker lists March 31, the date Schiavo actually died, as when she was "at peace."

David Gibbs, an attorney for the Schindlers, called the inscriptions "another unkind act toward a grieving mom and dad."

Michael Schiavo had said his wife's ashes would be buried at a family plot in Pennsylvania. But his attorney, George Felos, said in a statement Monday that the interment had taken place at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater. The statement did not explain why Michael Schiavo, who lives near Clearwater, decided to keep his wife's remains in Florida, but it did say the Schindlers were notified about the service and interment beforehand

It's probably best if I refrain from the comments that immediately come to mind.
papijoe 12:45 PM