Dr. Thomas W. Chuprevich, 80, Oconto Falls, died Sunday, August 13, 2023, following a lengthy illness. Tom was born April 13, 1943, in Passaic, New Jersey, to the late Thomas and Wanda (Fritz) Chuprevich.
He received his degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Following medical school Tom served his residency in Madison before coming to Green Bay. Tom was a partner in the St. Vincent Hospital Pathology Department working as a pathologist until his retirement.
How do you define a man who defied defining? He unabashedly lived life his way, known for his brilliant mind, wit, irreverent brandished sense of humor and Jersey charm. Yet, he was also so much more. Tom was devoted to those family and friends who were lucky enough to find their way into his inner circle. He was one of the most genuine and generous people someone could ever hope to meet. Tom would give you the shirt off his back along with sage advice in his own style.
Tom was an avid outdoorsman for most of his life. He had a passion for nature, especially hunting and fishing, but many times he just liked to watch the animals, learning about them as he did so. Tom also liked his domesticated friends like his horses, dogs, and cats. His legacy of immense love for animals and nature will live on in his daughter and granddaughters. He was a connoisseur of knowledge in all its forms. Tom never lost his inquisitive nature and encouraged all those around him to keep learning as well. He was a fierce advocate for education.
Tom was a significant presence throughout his granddaughter’s lives, encouraging them to find their paths and stay true to themselves. He instilled a passion for fossils, geology, museums and collecting antiques into his daughter and granddaughters. Tom was unwavering in his decisions, sometimes overwhelming, stern, whimsical and comical, and found his loving, softer side as he aged.
There will never be anyone else like him and he will be so very missed.
Tom is survived by his daughter, Chantel and Darwin Barnes, Oconto; two granddaughters, Skylyn Thundercloud and Nevaeh McLeod; his brother, Joseph (special sister-in-law, Suzi Walker) Chuprevich; sister, Mary and his Meadowbrook roommate and best buddy, Charlie and numerous grand puppies.
Per Tom’s wishes, there will not be any formal services held. Online condolences may be sent to Tom’s family at www.prokowall.com. His family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Meadowbrook in Oconto Falls and the nurses and staff of Unity Hospice. Memorial donations in Tom’s memory may be made to your local humane society.