Celebration of Life ceremonies are ways to honor loved ones in an uplifting and joyful environment.

No longer do funeral services have to be somber, mournful gatherings. Many families today are instead choosing to create memorial tributes for their loved ones that are uplifting, happy and sometimes even festive.

Celebration of Life services can be well-suited for remembering individuals who had a passion for living life.

Celebration of Life services can be well-suited for remembering individuals who had a passion for living life. This contemporary approach can be personalized in any way that a family requests, but the atmosphere is typically more informal than a traditional funeral visitation or wake. Often the lights are up, the music is upbeat, and the guests – who may come dressed casually as opposed to in dark suits and dresses – are smiling, laughing and singing.

Combining Different Services

A celebration of life ceremony is sometimes paired with a traditional funeral service, cremation or a gravesite burial. Other times it is the only service a family holds. It all depends on the wishes of the deceased or those making the arrangements.

Sometimes a celebration is the most appropriate way to remember a family member who always lived their life to the fullest.

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Funeral Director Tabitha Huff with her horse in Lancaster County It's impossible to separate my love for Lancaster County from my love of horses. Horses have been a fascination of mine since childhood, and the numerous barns, stables and beautiful trails to ride throughout Lancaster County makes the region a very special place. Owning a horse teaches great responsibility, and provides me with incredible friendship and an escape from reality. — Tabitha Huff Licensed Funeral Director

Offering Lancaster, PA funeral services for over 70 years.

Our four 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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