Rob Schneider Announces Mom Passed Away!
Rob Schneider announced in a touching Instagram post that his mother — and favorite costar — Pilar Schneider has died at 91. Read on Rob Schneider mom passed away…
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CelebnHealth247.com reports that Rob Schneider announces that his mom Pilar Schneider
Rob wrote in a touching post:
[Pilar] passed away peacefully after spending a perfect Sunday evening family dinner with loved ones at her side.
Schneider’s mom appeared in several of his films including “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.”
In the photo, the “Saturday Night Live” alum and his daughters Miranda, 8, and Madeline, 4, pose with their grandmother at Butterfly Wonderland in Arizona. (Schneider is also dad to 31-year-old singer Elle King.)
Rob went on to speak about his mom’s past in a beautiful way.
A world war 2 survivor from the Philippines, her mother had smallpox and she was raised for the first 3 years by her aunt. Then one day this well-dressed family showed up and told her they were her family and introduced her to her mother, Victoria.
Pilar grew up without a father (an American Soldier she never met until by accident 22 years later in San Francisco) who abandoned her family before Pilar was born. Pilar’s brother John and Bill were both killed by the Japanese as teenagers.
There was never enough food during the war and her stomach bothered her for her nearly 92 years. The family survived because of Pilar and her ingenuity. Her mother and sisters sewed pajamas from bedsheets and traded them with the farmers for sweet potatoes (kamotes), the ones that the Japanese didn’t steal from her.
After the war, Pilar was able to ‘pay for school’ because she and her sister Rose found money the Japanese buried in a cave (along with what they thought were metal pineapples which turned out to be hand grenades).
Pilar, born an American citizen graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, and moved to the US in the 1950s.
Pilar not only survived, but she also thrived, getting her master’s degree as a reading specialist and was elected to the School board in Pacifica California getting more votes than Bill Clinton.
Pilar bécame a beloved teacher for 3 decades and three generations of children who would be grateful that years later she remembered every one of their names.
After retiring from teaching Pilar made sure that the Schools in her town where she raised all her children, Pacifica, all had music teachers and music classes, a program she ran for 15 years.
Pilar spoke often of joining her beloved husband of 39 years, my lovely father Marvin Schneider. That day has come for them to be together.
I am proud to be able to say that I am the son of Pilar Monroe Schneider.