Rob Schneider, best known for his comedic performances, lost his mother Pilar Monroe Schneider on January 11.
Hollywood actor delivered the news regarding his beloved mother’s passing by himself, through Instagram. He posted a family shot and wrote a lengthy caption alongside it.
“My Mother, Pilar Monroe Schneider passed away peacefully after spending a perfect Sunday evening family dinner surrounded with loved ones at her side; her daughter April, son in-law Matt, granddaughter Crystal and her great-grandchildren.”
Then the actor added that he is proud to be able to say that he is the son of a World War II survivor from the Philippines, and wrote that she saved her entire family with her ingenuity. He continued telling the story of Pillar:
“Pilar not only survived, she 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.”
‘The Animal’ actor described her former kindergarten teacher mother’s passing as joining her beloved husband of 39 years, Schneider’s father Marvin Schneider.
“That day has come for them to be together.”
A shortly after, Schneider took to the comment section and paid tribute to her with the following message:
“May God and Jesús Christ hold you in his arms and fill your soul with the blissful peace that so much of your early life alluded you.”
The post announcing the devastating news received a great number of mourning messages from his industry friends.
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