Family to Family: The Charles F. Snyder Funeral Blog

April 16, 2021

Five “to dos” when you hit 70

Five “to dos” when you hit 70

There are both some big questions to ponder and some little things to do to make life going forward easier.

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April 2, 2021

Why do we have eggs and chocolate rabbits at Easter?

Why do we have eggs and chocolate rabbits at Easter?

How did rabbits and colored eggs come to be associated with Easter, the most significant holy day of the year for Christians? To get the answer to that question one needs to go back in time.

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March 19, 2021

Losing a Spouse: Three to Six Months After Loss

Losing a Spouse: Three to Six Months After Loss

Human contact is vital to your new normal. If your friends and family aren’t calling you, then call them.

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March 5, 2021

How should I prepare for my funeral preplanning meeting?

How should I prepare for my funeral preplanning meeting?

You may find it to be a more pleasant experience than you expected. What you are about to do is a final gift for those you love.

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February 19, 2021

Thinking about skipping the funeral?

Thinking about skipping the funeral?

Are you considering going to a funeral? Will you be a guest or, are you the survivor in charge and deciding if there will even be a funeral?

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February 5, 2021

How did St. Valentine’s Day get started?

How did St. Valentine’s Day get started?

It is a little holiday. It does not take a lot to let someone know they are loved. Remember you will not have these people forever. Take a minute or two to share the love!

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January 22, 2021

Honoring Military Service

Honoring Military Service

Taps. There is nothing like the sound of those patriotic notes. It grabs your heart, it makes you cry. It honors the service and risk a man or woman took for our safety and the safety of our country.

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January 8, 2021

Our dog died and my family wants to get a new one. Why?

Our dog died and my family wants to get a new one. Why?

The pet who passed isn’t forgotten. People who have had multiple pets have a whole string of memories and stories. Those memories stay. They are with them always.

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December 26, 2020

Enjoyable New Year’s Resolutions

Enjoyable New Year’s Resolutions

New year, new you. It’s an exciting concept full of promise, right? Then we take all the fun out of it by resolving to do things we don’t like to do. We’ll lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more, give up ice cream. Ugh, no fun at all.

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December 11, 2020

Holiday Conversations

Holiday Conversations

It’s not the birds and bees talk. It’s the final wishes talk. Has the burial or cremation question been answered? Does everyone know about funeral preferences?

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Doreen Vlassis Snyder in Lancaster, PA
The place I call home...

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is home to me in many ways. It's where I was baptized and went to Sunday school every week. At this beautiful church, I volunteered, met my husband, got married, baptized my children, and saw my daughter marry. I feel peaceful attending Liturgy each week, as the smell of incense fills the church. I am proud to be a member of such a wonderful community. — Doreen Vlassis Snyder Vice President and Family Services Representative

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 70 years.

Our five 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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