Family to Family: The Charles F. Snyder Funeral Blog

June 11, 2021

How to get the funeral you want

How to get the funeral you want

Some events only happen once in a lifetime. Graduations, weddings, and funerals are a few of these one-time occasions. That means the way the event is marked makes a lasting impression.

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May 28, 2021

Choosing the Right Funeral Service: 10 Steps to help you get it right

Choosing the Right Funeral Service: 10 Steps to help you get it right

There are different ways to approach putting together a funeral service. The “right” service is the one that honors the life of the deceased and provides ease for the survivors.

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May 14, 2021

Celebrating Grads and Grands

Celebrating Grads and Grands

Capture the stories and the life lessons. Prepare to celebrate the grands as well as the grads.

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May 10, 2021

The best insurance purchase you will ever make

The best insurance purchase you will ever make

Funeral insurance, not to be confused with final expense insurance, is the rare insurance product designed to cover a cost that you absolutely will incur. We all die in the end. So, how does it work?

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April 30, 2021

What to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

What to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

The word mother has many uses and meanings. Like the word, mothers are not all alike.

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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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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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