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F. "Chip" Snyder, Jr.
Owner, Licensed Funeral Director,
Supervisor, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA
is a native of Lancaster, PA. Chip graduated from Lancaster
Catholic High School in 1970, and from Northland College
in 1974 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Immediately
after graduating from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary
Science in 1975 Chip began working in the family business.
He became the owner of the Charles F. Snyder Funeral
Home, Inc. in 1988, and since then expanded in 1989
by purchasing the former Richard Bair/Jay Barry Funeral
Home in Millersville, and in February of 2000 by opening
the newest facility on the Lititz Pike. Chip is also
a partner in the Heritage Estate Group Monument Company
in Lancaster County.
is a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and attends
the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation with his wife,
His memberships include the National Funeral Directors Association,
Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, Lancaster County
Funeral Directors Association (past president), Knights of
Columbus Council #867, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Santa
Maria Assembly, Ahepa Red Rose Chapter 71, Lancaster Sertoma
Club, Lancaster Leiderkranz, BPOE #134, Travelers Protective
Association, Bent Creek Country Club, and the Hamilton Club.
Chip is currently on the Board of Directors of SHARE of Lancaster,
National Council of Community Justice, and Woodward Hills
hobbies include golf, fishing, skiing and gardening. He enjoys
watching all sports, and formerly played ice hockey, coached
the Lancaster Firebirds Travel Team, and coached soccer for
St. Anne's School.
and his wife, Doreen, reside in Manheim Township.
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Doreen Vlassis Snyder
Vice President and Family Services Representative
is also a native of Lancaster, PA. Doreen graduated from Penn
Manor High School and attended Millersville University. She is
a graduate of the Dental Assistant program at Willow Street Vo
Tech. Doreen has become very involved at the Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Homes, after raising their two children Chad, and
Christina while living above the King Street funeral home for
nine and a half years. Doreen has completed the GriefShare
facilitator program, and currently co-facilitates the
GriefShare program at the funeral home as an aftercare support
group offered to the families we serve as well as others in
our community. Doreen is very involved in the community with
Milagro House and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.
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Charles F. “Chad” Snyder III
General Manager, Licensed Funeral Director, Supervisor,
Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA
is a proud native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and
is the Third Generation in the family business of
funeral and cremation services in Lancaster, PA. He is
the grandson of the Founder, Charles F. “Charlie”
grew up above the funeral home (formerly the Historic Rote
Family Mansion from Rote Steel, Inc.) in it’s original
location in Lancaster City for the majority of his youth
years until he was 12. He has worked for the family
business with his father since becoming a young adult.
attended Lancaster Catholic High School for his first two
years of high school. He played Varsity golf, ice hockey,
and tennis while attending Lancaster Catholic. Then after
sophomore year he attended South Kent Preparatory School,
South Kent, CT where he continued to play Varsity ice
hockey and soccer. He graduated from South Kent School in
2000. Chad then graduated college from Lynn University,
Boca Raton, FL earning his Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration/Management in 2004. His senior
year of college is when he fully decided that funeral
service and the family business was what he wanted to do
most. He completed Mortuary School from Northampton,
Bethlehem, PA in 2006. After returning to Lancaster after
college in 2004 he joined the family business and began
working full time under the guidance of his father, Chip.
Chad served his apprenticeship with the Boyd/Horrox
Funeral Home of Norristown, PA at his father’s request and
completed his apprenticeship at his family's funeral home
in 2007. Chad received his Funeral Director License in the
state of Pennsylvania in 2008 and now is currently the
General Manager of the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes &
a parishioner of the Historic St. Mary’s Church and also
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church. He is proud to
carry on both his father’s religious background as well as
his Mother’s Greek Heritage. Chad is an avid golfer,
skier, squash player, and surfer. He loves the beach,
mountains, and any outdoor activity.
loves living in Lancaster, PA and resides in Lancaster
City. He knows the importance of what community means.
Chad is member of the Knights of Columbus council #867 as
a 3rd Degree Knight. He is a member of the Lancaster
County Historical Society and has been influential in the
Historic East Side and East King Improvement District "EKID"
areas of the city. Chad is a 3rd generation member of the
Lancaster Elk's Lodge #134, he is also a 3rd generation
member of the Order of the AHEPA Red Rose Chapter, a board
member of the Demuth Museum on East King Street, Committee
Member with Lancaster General Hospital, Hospice of
Lancaster County, and the Central Market.
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Licensed Funeral Director, Supervisor, 441 N. George St., Millersville,
a native of Wyomissing, Berks County, graduated in 1989 from
Bloomsburg University, and in 1990 from the Funeral Service
Education Program at Northampton Community College. Mark joined
the staff of the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes in 1989, becoming
a licensed funeral director in 1990. He was named general manager
in 1995, and served in the capacity of Supervisor of the Millersville
facility from 1995 until 2002. Mark is a member of St. Peter's
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neffsville, where he serves
as a lector and usher and on church council. A 32nd Degree
Mason, he is a member of the Charles M. Howell Lodge 496 of
Millersville, the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, and the
Harrisburg Consistory. Mark is currently an assistant varsity
boys lacrosse coach at Manheim Township High School, and had
previously served as in that same position from at Hempfield
High School from 1998 to 2004. He also plays ice hockey
in local adult leagues. He is an avid military history buff, and
collector of World War II memorabilia, participating in WWII
living history presentations for local events and schools. Mark
and his wife, Melanie, a Lititz native, reside in Manheim
Township with their two children, Hilary and Mitchell.
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Licensed Funeral Director
Susan was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, and graduated
from Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School in 1963. She received her
Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown
College in 1967, after which she taught first grade in the Penn
Manor School District. She received her Master's degree in Education
in the field of Psychology of Reading in 1972 from Temple University.
She was the director and teacher at Apostles Community Preschool
for 13 years before beginning her career with the Charles F.
Snyder Funeral Home, Inc. In 1989 Susan started part-time helping
with services and setting up appointments for the funeral directors
in the Pre-need Program at the funeral home. She attended and
graduated from Northampton Community College in 1991 with a
certificate in Funeral Service Education. She served her internship
at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc. and became a licensed
funeral director in September of 1992. In 2000 Susan was named
supervisor at our newest facility, Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral
Home and Chapel Inc. located in Manheim Township. She serves
on the board of Lancaster County Funeral Director's Association. She is
also a member
of Church of the Apostles, lifetime member and former
treasurer of Homestead Village Auxiliary, and lifetime member of the Elizabethtown College Auxiliary, and
former member of Apostles Preschool Board (1999-2001). Susan
enjoys reading and spending time in her vacation home in Ocean
City, New Jersey. She and her husband, Gary, live in Manheim
Township, and are the parents of two grown children, Steven and Jennifer, and have two granddaughters, Kayla and Stephanie.
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Licensed Funeral Director, Pre-Planning Director
Jackie is a 1997 graduate
of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, and has been
with the Charles F. Snyder Funeral home team since 1997. In
2002, Jackie became a Board Member of the Lancaster County
Funeral Director's Association, and in 2004 became the President
of the Association. She is currently a member and
vice-president of the Lancaster County Senior Resource
Group. She consistently receives the Homesteaders
Life Company Outstanding Achievement in Service to
Families Award. Jackie has previously received the Multiple
Sclerosis Society Leadership Award. Currently, she is also the
funeral home's pre-planning funeral director. A Lititz Boro
resident, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family
which includes her husband, Ed; son, Jacob; and bernese mountain
dog, Max. She also plays softball in the Lancaster
County Recreation Commission Co-Ed Softball League. Originally from
Western Pa, she is a huge Pittsburgh spots fan. Since moving to
Lancaster County in 1997, Jackie has enjoyed everything the area
has to offer.
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Kelly G. Townsend
Licensed Funeral Director, Pre-Planning Assistant
is a graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and the Funeral
Service Education Program at Northampton Community College where
she earned their "funeral service student of the year" award.
Kelly began working in the offices of the Charles F Snyder
Funeral Home in 2001. She served her internship with the Charles
F. Snyder Funeral Home, and received her Funeral Director's
license in July of 2006.Kelly is a member of St. Anne's Catholic
Church where she is a Eucharistic Minister and a committee
member on the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She lives in
Lancaster with her husband, Justin, daughters, Emma
and Caroline, and their dogs, Trixie and
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Licensed Funeral Director, Crematory Manager
joined the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home
in August of 2009, after 22 years of funeral service in
Lancaster County. He graduated from Columbia High School
in 1981, and served in the U. S. Coast Guard from 1984 to
1988. Norm graduated with honors from Harrisburg Area
Community College in 1989 and the Funeral
Service Education Program at Northampton Community College
in 1991. He earned his funeral director's license in 1992
and his life insurance license in 1995, enabling him to provide pre-need burial insurance
to the families he serves.
Norm is a member and past president of both the Lancaster
County Funeral Directors Association and Paradise Township
Lions Club. He serves on the finance committee of Wesley
United Methodist Church and is treasurer of Boy Scout
Troop 56, both in Strasburg.
He and his wife, Deb, and their sons, Travis and Derek,
live in West Lampeter Township. Norm's interests include
home repair and remodeling, hiking and hunting in Tioga
County, target shooting, jet skiing, Formula 1 and vintage auto racing.
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Licensed Funeral Director
is a resident of Manheim and is a graduate from Manheim
Central High School Class of 2002. She played field
hockey for six years. In January 2007, she graduated with
an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from Kaplan.
She completed an internship with the Dauphin County
Coroner's Office. In January 2008, Tabitha graduated from
the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where she
studied to be a licensed funeral director and embalmer.
She also received an Associate's Degree in Specialized
Business. Tabitha has been a licensed funeral director
since September 2009. After graduating Mortuary School,
Tabitha moved to Glen Burnie, Maryland to complete her
apprenticeship for Funeral Directing. She lived and
worked there for two years at a local funeral home.
Recently, she bought a house in Manheim with her American
Pitbull Terrier, Bugatti. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor
activities such as snowboarding and live musical
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Licensed Funeral Director
is a life-long resident of Lancaster County, PA. He
graduated from Hempfield High School in 1999. Justin
attended Northampton Community College, in Bethlehem, PA,
where he received his Associates Degree in Applied
Sciences from the Funeral Service Education
Program. Justin resides in West Hempfield Township and
enjoys being an active member in the community. He is a
member of the Columbia-Middletown Elks Lodge #1074 and a
member of Columbia United Methodist Church. In his spare
time he enjoys playing golf, spending time with family and
friends, and watching sports. Justin is currently serving
his internship with the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes &
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Licensed Funeral Director
Jonathan was born in Lancaster, lived in Lititz until the
age of five, and recently returned to Lancaster County in
July, 2012 to join the staff of Charles F. Snyder Funeral
Home & Crematory. Raised in Fleetwood, he is a
1988 graduate of Liberty University with a degree in
Broadcast Journalism. During his seven years in news
radio as an announcer and director, he covered the
Presidential Inauguration of George H.W. Bush for New York
City’s ABC Direction Network, and the 1988 Education
Summit in Charlottesville, VA. In 1996 he returned to
college to obtain his mortuary science degree. He is a
1997 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary
Science and obtained his funeral director’s license the
same year. In his spare time, Jon enjoys hiking, camping,
biking, black and white film photography and golf.
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is a life-long resident of Lancaster County, and a 2007
Hempfield High School graduate. She went onto Mortuary
Science Program at the Community College of Baltimore, in
Catonsville Maryland, earning an Associates Degree in
Applied Sciences. Megan now resides in Landisville with
her cat Suzzie Q and enjoys reading, painting, drawing,
and rock climbing in her free time.
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Owner Heritage Estate Monument Co.
is a native of Lancaster City, growing up above the family
funeral home and being Chip’s younger sister, it was a
good match to come back to the King Street funeral home
office were she grew up. After working in the office for
several years, in 2000 Sue started working for Chip’s
monument company, Heritage Estate Monuments, which
starting in 2011, she became the new owner. Sue's office and
the Heritage Estate Monument office is located at the
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 441 N. George
Street Millersville Branch which is directly next to the
Millersville Post Office on George Street..
graduated from St. Joseph Academy and attended Central
Pennsylvania Business School. She worked for 7 years at
the Hartford Insurance Group until having two children,
Liz and Kelley, Sue stayed home with them for 16 years.
In those 16 years, she was a Girl Scout Leader, involved
with PTO, and was Penn Manor Marching Unit President,
besides volunteering for many other positions.
Sue is a
member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, and
member of the St. Philip’s Women’s Auxiliary. She's a
member of the Millersville Business Association (MBA)
where she was the treasurer for many years.
married Wes Bleacher in 1978 and has lived in Manor
Township for the past 32 years. She enjoy traveling,
concerts, cooking, hiking, racquetball and most of all
spending time with her family and friends.
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Office Manager, 414 E. King St., Lancaster, PA
Pam joined Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Home & Crematory in 1999. A life-long resident of
Lancaster, Pam is a graduate of Conestoga Valley High
School and attended Millersville State College. She and
husband Dan have two children, Cody and Caitlin, and share
their Manheim Township home with their five cats and two
dogs. She enjoys traveling to horse shows to watch Caitlin and
her horse, Syracuse, compete in dressage.
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Office Manager, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA
joined the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory,
January of 2009. Raised in Millersville, Ann graduated
from Penn Manor High School, and attended Mansfield
University. She co-owned three restaurants in the
Philadelphia area, and upon moving back to the Lancaster
area had a 13 year career in the clothing industry with
Filling’s Inc. Currently she is the office manager
at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home &
Crematory located at 3110 Lititz Pike.
Ann, her husband Ken, and their two dogs “Blaze & “Shelby”
reside in West Hempfield TWP. She enjoys spending time at
their vacation home in Goshen New Jersey, shopping for
thrift store treasures, and riding motorcycle with her
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Office Manager, 441 N. George St., Millersville, PA and Heritage Estate Monuments
Alice was born and raised in
Lancaster County, graduated from Lampeter Strasburg High
School, and earned degrees from Elizabethtown College in
1973 with a masters of Social work degree. She was
employed for several years at Lancaster County Children
and Youth Social Service Agency in Foster Care as well as
a Supervisor in the Day Care Department.
member of Church of the Apostles, Lancaster, she also
volunteers in the finance office at the church. A life
time member of Homestead Village Auxiliary, she is also an
avid Red Sox and Patriot’s Football fan. She’s been
employed at the Millersville Branch of the Charles F.
Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory for Heritage Estate
Monuments as Office manager since 2009.
thoroughly enjoys spending time with her children,
daughter Kirsten, son Drew, son-in-law Jason and
granddaughter Julia. She is also “mom” to her dog Casey,
a black Labradoodle.
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Deb was born and raised in
Lancaster County. She graduated from Conestoga Valley
High School and Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Ok.
She took accounting courses at Tulsa Jr. College and
Elizabethtown College. While raising her children, she
worked part-time as the Office Manager of an engineering
member of Church of the Word International, Deb
occasionally sings on the worship team. She also enjoys
country line dancing, gardening, reading, and spending
time with her husband, Jim, and their daughters, Katie and
Tiffany. Deb and her family, along with their two cats,
Sophie and Lucas, reside in East Lampeter Township.
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Family Care Coordinator
Resides in Lancaster with
her husband Ron. A graduate of Lancaster Catholic High
School and York College, Bonnie is a member of Holy
Trinity Catholic Church where she serves as an
Minister, a member of the Altar Rosary Society and is
the Prolife representative for the Parish. She also is a
volunteer for Holy Trinity's annual fastnacht event,
which began in the early 1900's with her grandmother at
the helm. Bonnie volunteers for a Woman's Concern and
has volunteered for
Hospice and Community Care for 20 years. She and Ron are
the parents of two sons, Jonathan and Andrew, and two
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Mary Ann Tragesser
Family Care Coordinator
Mary Ann was born in Philadelphia and has lived in Lancaster since 1977.
She has been an Aftercare Representative with the funeral home
since 2005. Prior to that, she worked at St. Leo the Great
Church as the Parish Secretary for twenty years, and as the
Pastoral Minister for two years. She continues to be an active
member of St. Leo's, and serves as a Lector and a Eucharistic
Minister to the sick. She has three married children and seven
grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys spending time with
her family, her dog "Angel", reading and traveling.
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life-long Lancaster resident, Lois graduated from Sacred
Heart School, Manheim Township School District (HS), and
Received her Paralegal Certification from Stevens Trade.
work history has included Berks County Optical Company
(10yrs as a secretary), May Grove & Stork (31 yrs. as a
Legal Secretary, Paralegal, and Notary), St. Joseph
Hospital (3 yrs. as a Medical Transcriptionist), Lancaster
Neuroscience & Spine Assoc. (10 yrs. As a Medical
Transcriptionist), and currently since 2000 at Charles F.
Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory as a receptionist.
hobbies are card playing, cross stitch, needle point,
reading, scrabble, acting in plays, mowing grass,
shoveling snow, and going to the Lititz Library. She
belongs to the St. Anne Neumann Seniors, Guys & Dolls,
Lunch Bunch, Happy Wanderers, and the Elizabethtown
Seniors. Her home church is St. John Neumann Church.
Property Manager, Maintenance
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory in September
2008. John was raised in the Centerville area of
Lancaster County and attended Hempfield High School. John
Currently is the property manager at Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Home & Crematory. John, his wife Monica, and
their daughter Lydia reside in Eastern York County. John
enjoys spending time with his family, landscaping,
completing home projects, and Christmas.
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Crematory Operator, Maintenance
joined the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory in
2009. Originally from Northeast PA, Paul moved to
Lancaster County in 2003. A graduate of Pinebrook
Jr. College, he worked many years in the transportation
industry, and is currently a Certified Crematory Operator
and Assistant Manager of the Crematory. Paul also is
part of the support staff that assists in other funeral
service operations. He is a member of Westminster
Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, where he is active in
children’s ministries. Paul is a regular blood donor
and has donated over 18 gallons of blood through the
American Red Cross. He resides in Manheim with his
wife, Mary and 1 year old collie mix dog, Buddy.
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Born in Norristown, PA and graduated from Temple
University with a degree in Communications. Dennis is
happily married to Suzette and have two lovely cats
named Jacky O and Grayson.
work history includes being a concierge at the
Marriott Hotel, a taste tester at Weyerbacher Brewing
Beer fest, Voice work on WGAL, Boston WVBF, TV 27
Worchester, and Philadelphia WIFI, WFIL, WIP, WWSH,
WIBG, and Nashville TN stations WLAC, WSIX, and WNGE
TV and York PA WARM 103. Dennis currently works for
the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. as
a support staff member.
has memberships with the Screen actor’s guild,
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists,
The Train Collectors Association, and is Chaplain of
Roherstown Fire Company. His hobbies include
Specialty Italian cooking, Thai, and Indian cooking.
Modern train collecting, gardening, baker artisanal
bread making, improvisational training/ acting,
playing the sax and rub boards. He also loves to meet
people and interact with them- to communicate is the
beginning of understanding.
A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Richard is a graduate of J.P
McCaskey High School in Lancaster, Pa. After
graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force
as a Medical Service Specialist and Physical Therapy
After his discharge from the Air Force, Richard returned to Lancaster
and married his junior/senior high school sweetheart,
the former Barbara A. Myers. They are proud parents of
two children, a son Richard D. and a daughter, Monica
Racquel. They are the proud grandparents of three
granddaughters, twin granddaughters Tianna and Tiara;
and Mariah, two grandsons Preston and Dominick.
Richard retired from Case New Holland (former Sperry New Holland Farm
Machine Company) in New Holland, Pa in August 2009. In
the 36 years of employment at CNH he has held
positions in Production, Production Planning and
Engineering and was the first African-American
Supervisor after completing a four year company
sponsored management training program.
Richard is a member of Bright Side Baptist Church under the pastorship
of Reverend Louis A. Butcher Jr. Richard is former
trustee and a member of the male chorus and has served
on various committees within the church.
Richard is a long time member of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP and
has served on the Executive Board. Richard is a Mason
and Past Master of Mount Horeb Lodge #14 and also a
32nd Degree Mason and has held
the position of Grand Chairman of Ways and Means for
the State of Pennsylvania He is Past Worthy Patron
of Silvery Moon #56 Deborah Grand Chapter Order of
Eastern Star Prince Hall Affiliation. Associate Patron
for the fifth district school of Instruction along
with being District Lecturer for 5th OES
Hobbies include photography, exercising, playing percussion
instruments, guitar and the harmonica.
Richard is the sole proprietor of Rick’s Photography, specializing in
Gene went to St. Anthony's school and graduated from
LCHS in 1970.
He is in the "chain gang" at LCHS football home games
with three very good friends. They have a lot of fun
at it. Gene's brothers and he have a cabin in English
Center Lycoming County PA. They enjoy fishing and
hunting there together. Gene worked as a toolmaker
all his life until the factory closed in March 2010.
At that time, friend Chip Snyder hired him as a member
of his Support Staff. "It is the best job I have ever
had, very satisfying and fulfilling for me. We have
very good people there at the funeral home. Having
been raised a catholic, knew that Jesus himself
tells us to “honor and bury the dead”, that is what we
do at Snyder’s."
been married to Phebe Martin Good since 1964 and they
have Four Children and Twelve grandchildren. He
attended Eastern Mennonite University, and received
his Certificate of Biblical Studies in Harrisonburg,
his Clinical Pastoral Education at Philhaven Hospital,
and was ordained as a pastor at the Lancaster
also a member of the Mennonite Alliance, and the East
Petersburg Rotary Club. Don's hobbies include hunting
in the mountains, Golfing, time with the grandkids,
and walking for exercise.
work history includes serving as Pastor for East
Petersburg Mennonite Church from 1973-1986. In 1984,
he served as Director of Pastoral care at Landis Homes
Retirement Community until 2010. Currently, Don works
as a Funeral Support staff member with the Charles F.
Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
A. Grager, Jr.
William A. Grager, Jr. is a native of Huntingdon, Pa.
He graduated from Huntingdon Area High School in 1970
and from Mansfield University in 1974 with a B.S.
degree in Music Education. He received an M.M. Ed. in
Music Education from West Chester University in 1980
and Administrative Certification from Temple
University in 1993. Bill served as a music instructor
and administrator with the Lampeter-Strasburg School
District for thirty-seven years. He has also worked as
a conductor on the Strasburg Rail Road for thirty-five
years. In the field of music, Bill has guest conducted
festivals in four Pennsylvania counties and PMEA
District 9. He has also conducted and played in many
ensembles throughout Lancaster County. He founded the
Lampeter-Strasburg Community Band in 1992. He is a
member of Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church where he
serves in various capacities. His hobbies include:
camping, hiking, hunting, following the Philadelphia
Phillies and Eagles, and NASCAR. Bill and his wife
Sharon reside in West Lampeter Township. He joined the
Charles F. Snyder support staff in July, 2011.
native of Blythewood, South Carolina. John is a
graduate of Spring Valley high School in Columbia,
South Carolina. After Graduation John moved to
Wildwood, New Jersey. John found a job working with
Shawcrest Marina for 20 years. John found work with
Lively Funeral Home (owner Mr. Hilldreth Lively) in
Bridgeton, New Jersey. John moved back to South
Carolina in 1993 after moving he found work with the
professional services entrusted to Russell McCutchen
Funeral Home, in Winnsboro S.C.
1996 John moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he
met Linda V. Thompson and they soon married. With
Gods love they became the proud parents of John
Lawrence Green Jr.
John then got a job as a full time truck driver for
Black Horse Carriers, Inc. on Fruitville Pike
Lancaster, PA. John also works for Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
from The Dominican
Republic where she was
born into a family of journalists and media workers.
She has four years of college in Marketing, and
in Customer Services, ESL, and most of her working
life was developed within the field of
came to Lancaster
eleven years ago, raising her three children,
Ian and Juan. She
currently attending night classes at the hairdressing
school, she always enjoy learning something new. Zarita
is also a volunteer for the United Way of
County, because "I believe that helping is receiving!
By helping other Hispanics in preplanning at the
Charles F. Snyder Funeral home and Crematory, I feel
this is a wise way to help in the community that
welcomed me to this country."
was born in Lancaster, PA and began his career at R.R.
Donnelley Printing Company as a graphic artist. He
spent two years in the United States Army, signal
corps and served one tour in Vietnam. After resuming
his career at R.R. Donnelley, he retired after forty
five years as an accounts manager. Bruce has been
married forty three years to Jeannie Torregrossa Hubbs,
a native New Yorker; they have three wonderful
children and seven grandchildren.
a member of Saint John Neumann’s Catholic Church as
well as the Lancaster Italian Cultural Society.
a member of the Lancaster Red Rose Honor Guard, He
assists by providing honors for deceased veterans at
the request of their families. Bruce also serve as
Treasurer for this organization.
enjoys being with family, traveling the world, oil
painting landscapes of the places they travel, and
landscaping. He also enjoys watching The History
Channel, movies and jogging.
John is a native Pennsylvanian, growing up in Newtown,
Bucks County. He graduated from high school in 1981
and later received his theological degree from a small
Baptist college in Indiana. After serving as an
assistant pastor in Philadelphia, PA, for nine years,
John moved to Cambodia to begin a seven year term as a
missionary. Following an accident in Cambodia that
claimed his first wife, John remarried and is now
pursuing a second career as a funeral director. He is
currently enrolled in Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary
Science’s program and is grateful for the opportunity
the Snyder family and staff are giving him to learn
all aspects of funeral service at the Charles F.
Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory in preparation for
his new career. John anticipates graduating from
mortuary school in October of 2013.
John and his wife, Sherry, reside in Lancaster, and
are the parents of three grown children. They are
both active members of Bible Baptist Church of Leola,
where John heads up the church’s nursing home ministry
at Conestoga View Nursing Home in Lancaster.
grew up in Lancaster City graduating from McCaskey
High School in 1968. After serving three years in the
US Army which included 22 months in Vietnam, he was
fortunate to come home and within a few years acquire
a position in law enforcement. Allen retired in 2011
after 35 years in police work, the last 25 years as a
detective with the Manheim Twp. Police Department.
God has blessed Allen with a special wife, Camille,
and together they have two daughters, three sons,
seven wonderful grandchildren (ages from 4 to 23
years) and a very incredible 11 year old German
A native of Lancaster PA, Rick was a graduate of
Lancaster Catholic High School Class of 1972. He
attended Citrus College, USC, and graduated from
Construction Institutes of Southern California in
employed as an Independent Manufacturer's
Representative and part time support staff at the
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory. He attends
St. Joseph Catholic Church where he is an Usher and
member of the Board of Directors of the St. Joe
Catholic Club, and a member of the Knights of Columbus
Council 867 in Lancaster.
Rick resides in West Lampeter Township with his wife
Shirley and their chocolate lab Hershey. Rick enjoys
the Philadelphia Phillies, collecting Sports
Memorabilia and vacationing at the New Jersey Shore.
Born and raised in Safe harbor, PA Shirley graduated
from Penn Manor High School, attended Lancaster
Business College and Millersville University. She was
the executive secretary, serving two University
Presidents at Millersville University for 27 years.
then earned her certificate as associate Realtor for
LCAR, working in home, land sales and relocation.
Shirley is a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Lancaster PA. She has been
employed as a support staff member of the Charles F.
Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory for 15 years.
Shirley enjoys swimming, dancing, and floral arranging
in her spare time. She also loves spending time with
her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Jane Vlassis Pavlatos
was born and raised in Lancaster County and graduated
from Penn Manor High School. She is the older sister
of Doreen Vlassis Snyder. Mary is married to Arthur
L. Pavlatos and the mother of twin daughters and
grandmother of four grandchildren.
retired after 20 years at Franklin and Marshall
College as secretary to the Chaplain of the College
and the Ware Institute for Community and Public
Service, she joined the support staff in 2008 as a
general assistant and receptionist as needed in all
is an active lifetime member of Annunciation Greek
Orthodox Church as well as the Daughter's of Penelope
serving in many capacities over 40 years and helping
with the Annual Greek Food Bazaar since its inception.
was an Armstrong worker for 30 years. He has refereed
basketball, been a DJ, and has produced talent shows
and plays. He is a McCaskey grad and is married with
2 children and one grandchild. Dean's home church is
Ebenezer Baptist in Lancaster City. He has been an
employee of Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
was born in the Reading area, and moved to Lancaster
graduated from Holy Name HS in 1965, and from Bryland
Institute of Beauty Culture in 1967. Joe bought his
house in 1974, and opened his own business in my home
in 1975, Ricciardi Beauty Salon on West Chestnut
Street. Joe has two dogs Suzie, a 17 year old Shih-tzu,
and Rosie a 10 year old Schnauzer. He owns two
antique cars, a 69 Buick Skylark, and a 76 Toyota
started working for the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home
& Crematory in 2000 as a hair stylist. In 2003, Mark,
Susan and Chip Snyder trained him to work funerals as
a support staff employee. He is a member of Sacred
Heart Parish, and haas been an assistant head usher
since 1978. Joe is very proud to be an employee of
the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory; "I
enjoy my job and the people I work with. Everyone is
always helpful and very accommodating."
Born and raised in
graduated from J. P. McCaskey High School. He earned a
degree from Millersville State College (University),
and a Project Management Certificate from Penn State
from Armstrong World Industries after 32 years as a
He is an active
member of St. Philip the Apostle RC Church in
Millersville, Pa. for 42 years.
Wes has been married 45 years to Annette R. Pickel
Employed at C. F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
in year 2000.
Born & Raised in Lancaster and graduated from J.P.
McCaskey High School in Lancaster where he was
president of the senior class and played football.
Phil worked for the former Hamilton Watch Company in
the military products division as a draftsman for
seven years before joining Armstrong Cork Company.
After a 34 year career with Armstrong, Phil retired as
an Engineering Technician. A 32nd degree
Mason, Phil is a member of the Abraham C. Treichler
Lodge 682 in Elizabethtown, the Lancaster Lodge of
Perfection, and the Reading Consistory.
Phil Enjoys music and sings with “The Wesley Singers”
which is affiliated with the First United Methodist
Church of Lancaster and the Lancaster Chorale. Phil
is a lifelong Episcopalian. Phil joined The Charles
F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory in 2004 as a
funeral assistant after retiring from Armstrong. Phil
and his wife Gloria reside in West Lampeter Township.
They have three children (Sharon, John and Karen) and
enjoy their five grandchildren. Phil is an avid
Philadelphia Eagle fan, enjoys reading, taking tours,
and working around the yard.
was born in New York City and left at the age of 10.
He lived and worked in the Philadelphia area for the
next 60 years. Gus then met the lovely Helen Koken at
the River Jordan, and they were married 8 months
later, happily living in the Lancaster area ever
since. He is a member of the Annunciation Greek
Orthodox Church, and is the President of the AHEPA
Gus volunteers his time at the Lancaster Police
Department, and works part time as a member of the
Support Staff at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home &
been married to Cheryl (McLain) Youtz for 43 years,
and they have two children and one grandchild. Their
daughter, Karen is married to Ken, and their daughter
is Sunshine Whittington. Their son Craig is married
to Megan (Ziegler).
proudly served his country in the Vietnam war with the
US army from 1967 to 1968.
work background was with the Hamilton Watch company
for 41 years as a watch repairman. As a hobby, he
likes to Travel, collect Lionel trains and ballroom
dance. Don is a member of the St. Phillip’s church
and am a Minister of Communion, a past president of
the men’s club and of the Festival committee. He is a
graduate of LCHS.
worked for Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
LANCASTER - (717) 393-9661
414 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Charles F. Snyder, Jr. - Supervisor
Charles F. Snyder Jr.
Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
LITITZ - (717) 560-5100 / 627-8668
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
Charles F. Snyder, III - Supervisor
Charles F. Snyder
Funeral Home & Crematory Inc.
MILLERSVILLE - (717) 872-5041
441 North George Street
Millersville, PA 17551
Mark D. Burkholder - Supervisor