Family to Family: The Charles F. Snyder Funeral Blog
December 22, 2014
People who lose a loved one will experience many “firsts” in the year following the death of their loved one, with the first set of holidays being especially difficult for many. It’s a strange feeling to have one less person at the holiday table, one fewer gift to purchase, one holiday card not needing to be addressed. Learning to cope with grief can help make the holidays a time of celebration rather than one of sadness.
November 24, 2014
We know this time of year can be difficult for families that have lost a loved one, and that family traditions may seem different. Because of this, we invite all the families we have served in the past year to gather together in remembrance and celebration of all our loved ones lost. It is during this special time of year that we hold our annual Light a Candle of Love Holiday Memorial Service.
November 13, 2014
Brittany Maynard started making headlines in October 2014, and she has generated a lot of conversation on both sides of the issue of dying with dignity. Since I learned of it it, it’s fascinated me. Maybe it’s because she is around the same age as I, or maybe it’s because I am a nurse.
September 22, 2014
I was doing some writing in my Dad’s office at the funeral home the other day, when I started to look around at all the family photos he has hanging on the walls. I noticed my grandfather, Charles F. Snyder, Sr.’s U.S. Navy basic training class photo. I began to think about the tremendous courage and discipline it takes to be a part of the armed forces today, and in years past.
August 29, 2014
As a workingwoman, I wear many hats; registered nurse, aspiring blogger, wife, dog owner, sister, daughter, friend, volunteer. Like almost all workingwomen, I sometimes struggle to find my balance. But imagine juggling all your roles and responsibilities as a woman while working in an almost completely male-dominated industry?
July 20, 2014
Many of us have attended funerals in support of others. Rarely, unless the death involves us personally, do we think past the immediate time following the services. We remember the person that passed during the funeral and memorial service, but less often do we focus on what happens after the fact. It’s hard to picture the family settling into their new “normal”.