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Thomas V. "Chopper" Snyir

October 27, 1940 — July 5, 2023

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Thomas Victor "Chopper" Snyir, 82, of White Oak passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2023. He was born in Duquesne on October 27, 1940 and was the son to the late William and Elizabeth (Demeter) Snyir. Tom graduated Duquesne University with a Bachelor's in Architecture and worked as a production manager for US Steel for many years. He was also a US Army Veteran, which led him into becoming intrigued with WWII History. Chopper was a member of American Legion #701 in White Oak, as well as a member of 'Pagans Motorcycle Club,' and the 'Chosen Few.'Eventually, he became the owner of Tom's Auto Body Shop in McKeesport, and the President of Street Life Car Club, where Tom was able to put his passion to work for restoring old cars; which a few made into 'Hot Rod' magazine and won 'Peoples Choice Awards' for their complete customizations he created. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles, watching horror movies, going hunting, and he loved dancing. Chopper is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Tudek of Forward Township; sons, Thomas W. (Heather) Snyir of Yorktown, VA., Bruce (Lisa) Snyir of Glassport, Michael Snyir of McKeesport, and Mark Snyir of Sacramento, CA.; grandchildren, Brian and Tyler Tudek, Karli and Ashley Zalac, Bruce and Shelby Snyir, Michael and Melissa Snyir, Jordan Prazac, and Jacob and Daisy Grace Snyir; his sister, Gloria Ballough; and his best buddies, the dogs Autumn and Chico. In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Jenko, William "Billy" Snyir, and Vivian Dakin; and his granddaughter, Katie Ray Snyir. Friends are welcome Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 1-5 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral service with the American Legion, Army, and Veteran Honors along with Pastor Kirk Albrecht officiating, will take place in the funeral home chapel at 5pm. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

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Saturday, July 8, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135

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Saturday, July 8, 2023

Starts at 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135

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