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Robert Snokhous Obituary

Robert Snokhous (AP Photo/Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc.)
Robert Snokhous (AP Photo/Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc.)
Robert Snokhous, 48, a West volunteer firefighter and an employee of Central Texas Iron Works, died in the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas.

ROBERT SNOKHOUS: Firefighter, father

Capt. Robert Snokhous, 48, died with his brother doing one of the things the two of them loved: responding to an emergency in their community.

Born in 1964 in Hillsboro, Robert Snokhous graduated from West High School in 1982 and received an associated degree from Texas State Technical College in Waco. He worked at Central Texas Iron Works in Waco, where he was project manager. He had worked there for almost 20 years, the Snokhous family said in a statement.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption and the Knights of Columbus West Council No. 2305. He loved hunting and the West Volunteer Fire Department outdoor cook-offs.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Alison Snokhous; a son; two daughters; a brother; a si ster; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

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Published online on April 27, 2013 courtesy of Waco Tribune-Herald.
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