thomas snape
Thomas J. Snape, 82, an avid Ohio State Fan, of Weirton died Sunday January 17, 2010, at the Weirton Medical Center. He was born on September 6, 1927, in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late James and Emma Lamb Snape. Tom was also preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Theresa Magnone Snape, on March 17, 2002. a brother, Paul Snape; and two sisters, Frances Anderson and Joyce Allman. Tom retired from National Steel, where he was a lay out man in the Weirton Steel Car Repair Shop. He served his country in the US Army during World War II. Tom was a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club. He was a former semi pro football player on the Steubenville Pros, where he played center. He loved his alma mater, Steubenville Big Red, and his Ohio State Buckeyes. Most of all Tom loved his family, and especially enjoyed celebrating with them, at family parties. He is survived by his son Tom Snape, and his wife Judy; daughter, Donna Ficca, and her husband Greg all of Weirton; his four grandchildren, Greg (Bridget) Ficca, Tammy Moore, Eric (Fiance Melissa Dulaney) Snape, and Patricia Linn; his great grandchildren, Lexus, Trevor and Myleigh Ficca, Chelsee and Andrew Snape; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV, where funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday. Minister Larry Barkley will preside. Entombment will follow in Saint Paul Cemetery Mausoleum, with military services conducted by the American Legion Firing Squad. Share memories at

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  1. Dear Snape Family: I extend my prayers and sympathy on the loss of your father. My brothers and sisters would deliver the Steubenville Herald-Star to your home on Valley Way back in the 1970’s. Your parents were always very kind to us. Be at peace, they are together with God!

  2. Dear Snape Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this time.

  3. Donna, Tom and Judy and family, so sorry to hear that Mr. Snape has passed on. Our sympathies are with you. God Bless. Pam and Charlie Christman

  4. Dear Snape Family, Our prayers and deepest sympathy to your family. I’ll always remember your dad waving to me as I drove down Valley Way. I lost my husband last October and know what a difficult time this is for all of you.

  5. Tom and Donna We are very sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a sweet man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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