obit: Captain Robert "Bob: Snokhous - mom Jares
West Volunteer Fire Department Captain Robert “Bob” Snokhous, age 48, of West, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, while providing the ultimate sacrifice to the Community of West.
A Rosary and visitation will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption in West, followed by visitation. Joint Mass of Christian Burial for Bob and his brother, Douglas will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption in West, with Rev. Ed Karasek will be officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Snokhous brothers will lie in state beginning 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at Aderhold Funeral Home.
Robert was born on June 4, 1964 in Hillsboro, the son of Jimmy Rudolph and Louise Marie (Jares) Snokhous. He graduated from West High School in 1982 and received an Associate Degree from Texas State Technical College in Waco. He was a Project Manager for Central Texas Iron Works in Waco and was on their emergency response team. Robert had been a volunteer for the West Fire Department, where he had a passion for putting out fires, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption, a member of the Knights of Columbus West Council #2305. He loved hunting and outdoor BBQ’s.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Doug Snokhous.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Alison (Patke) Snokhous whom he married on April 15, 1999; son, Robert “Bubba” Snokhous Jr. of Cape Coral, Florida; daughters, Margee Snokhous of Cape Coral, Florida, and McKenzie Ryan of West; brother, Barry Snokhous and wife Sayoko of Okinawa, Japan; sister, Karen Hoelscher and husband, Keith of Ross, Texas; sister-in-law, Donna Snokhous of West; two grandchildren, Kadence and Kameron Snokhous of Cape Coral; and several nieces, nephews, great niece, great nephew, other relatives and many friends.
Active pallbearers will be Trey Tanner, Patrick Halamik, Forrest Bennett, Luke Bullock, Joey Dulock, Morris Acker, Bud Craig, and Wesley James. Honorary pallbearers will be Central Texas Iron Works Employees, West Volunteer Fire Department and Tim Williams.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Fire Department, 119 S. Reagan St., West, TX 76691 or the Robert Snokhous Memorial Fund, c/o State National Bank of West.
Aderhold Funeral Home