Robert Schindler, the Father of Terri Schiavo, Passes Away at the Age of 72


Robert Schindler, the father of Terri Schiavo, passed away over the weekend at the age of 72. According to reports Schindler died of apparent heart failure. However, in the aftermath of the death of his daughter Terri Schiavo and the much publicized 13 day starvation and dehydration death, one might say that Robert Schindler died of a broken heart.


H/T: Michelle Malkin from April 1, 2005 post

Now, look at this exhausted, heartbroken father and tell me he is having a “good time.”

Rest in Peace.

In the aftermath of Terri’s euthanasia death, Robert Schindler started a foundation with the rest of his family to help other disabled patients. The Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation would connect patients or their families to legal help, physicians and pro-life groups who would speak out on their behalf to obtain basic medical care or lifesaving medical treatment denied to them by the government, hospitals or family members

Any condolences can be sent to: Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation, 5562 Central Avenue ~ Suite 2 – St. Petersburg, FL – 33707 


Terri Schindler Schiavo

For those of you who have forgot or are unfamiliar with this case, Terri Schindler Schiavo died on March 31, 2005 after courts ruled that her feeding tube could be removed. After a 14 day battle against starvation and dehydration, Terri Schindler Schiavo died. It was the story that captured the attention of America and brought to light the rights of patients, family, living wills and what humanity should take place for those that would want one to die vs. those that would wish to take care of her.

The right to life for patients battles on after the death of Terri through the Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation.

The story of Terri Schindler Schiavo has a special place in our hearts here at Scared Monkeys as it was the first true impactful, emotional and far reaching news story that we covered. Let alone the emotional, heart breaking nature of the story. Before Natalee Holloway there was Terri Schiavo and her parents only wish to have her live.

We sadly wrote a story on the day that the 11th Circuit Court rejected her parent’s last appeal to get the brain-damaged woman’s feeding tube reconnected … “STRIKE 3, 11th Circuit Court Rejects Schiavo Appeal”. CNN’s Inside the Blogs picked up the story.

Robert Schindler will now be able to be with his daughter once again. May they both Rest in Peace.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Robert Schindler, the Father of Terri Schiavo, Passes Away at the Age of 72”

    1. M on August 31st, 2009 1:31 pm

      I remember that case. I could empathize with both sides of the battle. But 14 days to die? While I am sure (I hope) that she was kept comfortable for that 2 weeks, it just seems like a cruel way to go. It makes me look at human euthanasia in a new light. We had to take my mom off of life support, too, and while it only took less than a day for her to go, her final moments were anything but peaceful. Looking back, I wish we had the option to help her go.

    2. Dolf on September 1st, 2009 3:32 am

      wasn’t it misses Schiavo’s wish as well?

    3. Scared Monkeys on September 1st, 2009 6:15 am

      There was nothing in writing. Only the words of her husband.

      One side wanted her to live and take care of her while the other side did not and wanted to move on.

      No matter how one comes down on either side, this was cruel and unusal punishment. We provide more human rights to death row inmates.

    4. Dolf on September 1st, 2009 6:29 am

      thats why I have it written down.

      The whole Schiavo episode was disgusting, esp. by the politicians and media jumping on the wagon for personal gain.

    5. yoyo muffintop on September 1st, 2009 5:17 pm

      “No matter how one comes down on either side, this was cruel and unusal punishment.”

      How so?

    6. Hired Mind on September 1st, 2009 10:05 pm

      The Schiavo case has a very important lesson that no one seems to be talking about (except maybe Dr. Laura):

      Ladies, when you choose a husband, choose wisely.

    7. Dolf on September 2nd, 2009 4:17 am

      @6 no, lesson is that you put your wishes down on paper.

    8. St Stephen on September 2nd, 2009 12:18 pm


      Just for the fun of it, why don’t you have someone strap you down so you are incapacitated and then deprive you of food and water for 14 days or so.

      While you’re at it, have your significant other diddle with another and may whoopee!

      Sounds like a test you should try to determine whether it is cruel and unusual. Be sure to let us know the results.

    9. Sonia on December 24th, 2009 10:17 am

      Parents aren’t suppose to outlive their parents. How sad.


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