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Snyder family buys former Scheid funeral homes

February 17, 2022 – Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory wants to turn over a new leaf for Lancaster County’s funeral businesses following the conviction of former funeral director Andrew T. Scheid.

‘Etched in our collective memory’: First responders, others remember 9/11 attacks 20 years later

September 12, 2021 – The 15-foot, 5,200-pound beam of metal outside the Manheim Township Public Library points toward ground zero in New York City, where, until 20 years ago, the World Trade Center towers once stood.

Graves to be moved from Lititz Pike monastery after Dominican nuns leave

September 2, 2021 – The Dominican nuns have had a private cemetery since 1979 when they received a zoning variance from Manheim Township. The graves will be moved now that the sisters have left.

Charles F. Snyder to build funeral home, crematory in Willow Street; spring 2022 opening expected

June 24, 2021 – Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory has announced plans to expand to Willow Street. A new Charles F. Snyder location at 2421 Willow Street Pike will replace an existing office building next to House of Pizza with a 12,500 square foot facility that includes a crematory, a 350-seat chapel, and 145 parking spaces. There will also a small chapel as well as a patio/garden.

Lancaster funeral home to break ground on Willow Street location this August

June 23, 2021 – Lancaster-based Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory said it plans to break ground on its sixth funeral home and third crematory in Willow Street this August.

Rising demand prompts Charles F. Snyder to add 2nd crematory to Lititz Pike location

April 10, 2021 – The Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory has opened a second crematory at its 3110 Lititz Pike location.

Federal government to reimburse families of COVID-19 victims for funeral expenses

April 10, 2021 – People who paid for the funeral and burial of someone who died from COVID-19 may be able to get reimbursed for the expenses. FEMA will begin accepting applications on Monday, April 12, for its funeral assistance program.

When should you change the clocks? Daylight saving time will be here soon

March 10, 2021 – A brand-new clock was donated to the newly renovated Penn Square in 2016 by the Charles Snyder Funeral Home. It replaced the clock that had been installed at the opposite side of the square in 1982.

How volunteers, local officials created a colorful mural overlooking ‘Garden in the Light’ in Lancaster city

December 11, 2020 – By the time of the final preparation meeting in early March of this year, Yorty was ready to get behind a paint brush and being work. She partnered with Two Dudes Painting Company and received financial assistance from Charles Snyder Funeral Home for the project.

Lancaster funeral home creates memorial for families of those lost to COVID-19

July 25, 2020 – WGAL News 8’s Susan Shapiro visited Charles F. Snyder Funeral home in Lititz where there is a memorial to recognize all of those who have had a loss during this difficult time. The memorial consists of dozens of small green flags lining the road in front of the funeral home.

Families postponing services as Lancaster County funeral directors adapt amid coronavirus outbreak

March 21, 2020 – Planning a loved one’s funeral is never easy. Doing so during the COVID-19 outbreak has added an unwelcomed level of uncertainty to the process. East Cocalico Township police Officer Brennan Lied died March 10 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash. He was off duty.

Charles F. Snyder buys Bachman Funeral Home in Strasburg

June 13, 2019 – Charles F. Snyder Funeral Homes & Crematory has acquired Bachman Funeral Home in Strasburg for an undisclosed price, it was announced Wednesday. The transaction brings Lancaster-based Charles F. Snyder the nation’s oldest funeral home, founded in 1769, and a presence on the southeast side of Lancaster County.

Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home serving families for 7 decades

December 7, 2016 – After serving in the U.S. Navy, Charles F. Snyder found himself without a job at the end of World War II, but not without a dream. Already a licensed funeral director, Snyder fulfilled that dream in November 1947, founding and opening the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home at 414 E. King St.

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