Family to Family: The Charles F. Snyder Funeral Blog

September 17, 2021

Saying Thank-You to a Veteran

There are a million ways to say thank you. Great or small they all have value.

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September 3, 2021

Who Becomes a Funeral Director?

Who becomes a funeral director? People who care, people who can lead, people who can mediate, people who are team players, people who quiet chaos. In short, people who help.

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August 20, 2021

Why don’t we celebrate life while the person is alive?

Why don’t we celebrate life while the person is alive?

So, is the value of a wonderful life celebration/funeral diminished because the person it was all about isn’t there to enjoy it? Or does the “value” of a funeral run deeper than that?

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August 6, 2021

Writing the thank you notes

Writing the thank you notes

Writing thank you notes is usually one of the very first “after the funeral” tasks you will undertake. Anyone who made a donation or sent flowers should get a thank you note from a family member.

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July 23, 2021

Cremation Society or Funeral Home

Cremation Society or Funeral Home

Cremation, like electric cars and cell phones is here to stay. For some people cremation is part of their religious practice. For other people, cremation just feels right for them. The big question is who should help you with your cremation, a society or a funeral director?

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July 9, 2021

What helps when a person is sad?

What helps when a person is sad?

If you know someone who has experienced a loss or is going through a difficult life change, give them a journal. If you receive a journal use it.

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June 25, 2021

Core Values and Funeral Decisions

Core Values and Funeral Decisions

Decisions—who to marry, how many children to have, where to live, what work to pursue, who to vote for, and how to remember a loved one who has died—are all best made based on personal core values.

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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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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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