Family to Family: The Charles F. Snyder Funeral Blog

Yearly Archives: 2016

October 26, 2016


cell phones for soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by siblings Robbie and Brittany Barqquist, then ages 12 and 13, respectively. In its first 12 years, they have provided 220 million minutes of talk time to troops serving around the world to call home.

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October 5, 2016

Seeing the World with New Eyes

new eyes

At the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, we want to help the less fortunate with tools to help them better see the world around them. We have partnered with Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Program to collect used eyeglasses for distribution around the world.

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September 28, 2016

A Little Peace of Mind

Do you or your spouse travel often? Have you ever wondered what you would or could do if suddenly met with the loss of that person while traveling?

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August 24, 2016

Death by Chocolate

chocolate walk

Every October, chocolate lovers descend upon the cozy little town of Lititz in search of one thing, and one thing only – CHOCOLATE. The Lititz Chocolate Walk is one of many annual traditions for locals and visitors alike. The event raises money for the local Kiwanis club, and this year’s proceeds will benefit child-focused programs …

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August 10, 2016

Feeling Blue


In a time when the police officers tasked with enforcing the laws and protecting their local municipalities have been targeted, even hunted, we at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory would like to put forth an extra effort to thank those who protect and serve. With locations in four communities, Lancaster, Millersville, Manheim Township and Lititz, …

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August 3, 2016

A Very Special Night

Muhammad Ali Lancaster PA

On June 3, 2016, Muhammad Ali, one of the most iconic sports celebrities in the world, passed away. As his death was mourned by millions around the world, this loss sparked a special memory for one of the members of our support staff, Ed Flick, and his wife, Sally. The following piece was written by …

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July 19, 2016

Magic in the Family


Had it not been for a commercial on television with Marshall Brodien and his TV Magic Cards, you would be reading the blog of the Charles F. Snyder & Sons Funeral Home. However, that commercial and the subsequent begging by Michael to his parents to order that set of the cards sparked a love for …

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July 13, 2016

Roses are Red…

funeral flowers

Are flowers really necessary at a funeral? Is it a withering tradition? I mean, they just get thrown away after it’s over, right? People often state that flowers are pointless because they end up in the trash, but flowers add dignity and beauty to a service. Thankfully, the days of flowers’ main purpose of perfuming …

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June 22, 2016

So Many Choices…

Whether you are planning ahead for yourself or facing the sudden loss of a loved one, the task of choosing a funeral home to best meet your needs can be a bit daunting. What considerations should be made? You keep reading, I’ll keep writing, and we’ll meet up at the end. The main idea behind …

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June 15, 2016

The Place I Call Home

My first post on the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home blog was about our connection with the Lititz community, but now I want to give you a little insight into why I love this wonderful little town.

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Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 75 years.

Our six funeral homes in Lancaster County makes it easy and convenient to make arrangements and host services close to home.

  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Downtown Lancaster
  • 414 East King St.
  • 717-393-9661
  • Charles F. (Chip) Snyder, Jr. Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Lititz Pike
  • 3110 Lititz Pike
  • 717-560-5100
  • Charles F. (Chad) Snyder, III Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Millersville
  • 441 North George St.
  • 717-872-5041
  • Mark D. Burkholder Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home Lititz, PA
  • 127 South Broad St.
  • 717-626-2317
  • Jacqueline Adamson Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Bachman-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory Strasburg, PA
  • 7 South Decatur Street
  • 717-687-7644
  • Norman T. Mable Funeral Director / Supervisor
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  • Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home Willow Street, PA
  • 2421 Willow Street Pike
  • 717-464-4600
  • Kelly Gramola Townsend Funeral Director / Supervisor
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