Valerie Bertinelli Mourns Passing of Pat Harrington Jr., Schneider on "One Day at a Time"

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Valerie Bertinelli took to social media earlier on Thursday to mourn the passing of one of her former costars. Pat Harrington, Jr. played the role of Schneider, the handyman on One Day at a Time. Harrington passed away on Wednesday night, according to his daughter.

Tresa Harrington, announced her father's death via Facebook.

Dear Friends, it is with the most unimaginable pain and sadness, that I tell you my father, Pat Harrington, Jr. passed...

Posted by Tresa Harrington on Thursday, January 7, 2016

Captioning an Instagram post with the same message as her Twitter post, Valerie Bertinelli also shared a photo of herself with Pat Harrington, Jr. It is one that was clearly taken in recent years.

Pat Harrington, Jr. starred for nine seasons on One Day at a Time. He won an Emmy for his role in 1984 and a Golden Globe in 1980.

In later years he made a guest appearance on Valerie Bertinelli's TV Land hit show, Hot in Cleveland.

In addition to Pat Harrington, Jr. and Valerie Bertinelli, One Day at a Time starred Bonnie Franklin, who died at the age of 69 in 2013, and MacKenzie Phillips.

Were you a One Day at a Time fan? If so, you no doubt understand Valerie Bertinelli's sadness over the loss of one of the show's mainstays--someone who was like family when she was a relative unknown.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.