Losing a loved one can be painful and having to handle funeral or memorial arrangements can be trying and stressful. Finding a compassionate and attentive funeral director for your Lancaster PA funeral home needs can make a world of difference.
At DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, our commitment is with each family we serve as we provide a meaningful, personalized, and affordable service geared to specific needs and wishes.
You will feel our attentiveness every step of the way, starting with making sure you and your family feel safe, comfortable, and taken care of from the moment you step into our home.
As part of our efforts to deliver value and support, and establish strong relationships with individuals, families and the community, we took time to create a ‘get to know the funeral director’ segment – to offer a more personal aspect of our family business.
Today, our staff spotlight goes to Jeremy R. DeBord
1. What is your role at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory?
Vice President and co-owner
2. How long have you worked as a Funeral Director?
I have worked at DeBord Snyder professionally for 7 years but growing up and living above the business, I have been indirectly involved my entire life.
3. What is your favorite thing about working at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory?
I find it rewarding to serve families during their time of loss as well as being surrounded by a great staff.
4. What do you do for fun outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the gym and doing outdoor activities.
5. What is your favorite vacation spot?
Stone Harbor, NJ or anywhere warm.
6. What is one thing I recommend someone does/visits when they come to Lancaster?
Enjoy the local restaurant scene and visit the historic attractions.
7. What 3 words would your friends use to describe you?
Sincere, hardworking, driven.
8. Before working at DeBord Snyder, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
For a short time, I was a security guard at Kellogg’s (I guarded cereal, hahaha).
9. Any random fact about your self you want to share with us?
I can juggle.
10. What is your favorite quote?
“If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.” I always try to surround myself with people who compliment my areas that need improvement.
11. If you could witness an event past, present, or future, what would it be?
The signing of the Declaration of Independence, or witnessing Wilt Chamberlain score 100 points in a single basketball game.
12. Do you have a secret talent?
I know some pretty good card tricks.
13. What do you miss the most about being a kid?
Being carefree from worries or responsibilities.
14. What was your favorite show growing up?
Probably the Simpsons or New York Undercover.
15. Do you volunteer anywhere?
Yes, I am on several committees and boards and volunteer my time through those organizations in a variety of philanthropic ventures.
16. If you could be on any TV game show, which one would it be?
I enjoy watching several game shows such as Jeopardy from the privacy of my own home but would not want to do so on TV, ha-ha.
17. What was the last thing you heard or saw which made you laugh?
One of the many (often) unintentional comments made by my two sons.
18. What’s the one piece of advice you would give to others about life?
Work hard, and try to enjoy every minute of life because you never know how long you have on this earth.
19. Name one item from your bucket list?
To visit all 50 States….so far, I have visited 36.
20. What is the hardest part of being a funeral director?
When a young person passes away. Obviously, these are very emotional situations.
21. What is the most rewarding part about being a funeral director?
Helping a family through one of the most difficult times of their life and getting a hug and a thank you note when the service ends stating how meaningful the services were.
22. If you could have one wish granted, what would it be?
That my family lives a long and healthy life.
23. What person in your life has had the greatest influence on the person you have become?
My wife Candace.
Jeremy grew up involved in the funeral business, since he grew up above the family’s funeral home on East Orange Street. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and spent 4 years in the “corporate world” after college.
In 2009, Jeremy decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps and attend mortuary school, where he graduated in 2010 and became a licensed funeral director. His entering the business officially makes him the 4th generation of the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory.
Jeremy lives in East Hempfield Township with his wife, Candace Reynolds DeBord, and their sons, Ethan and Austin. He is a Board Member of the Rotary Club of Lancaster, a volunteer and supporter of Hospice & Community Care, serves on the Fulton Opera House Corporate Campaign, and is active in the Chamber of Commerce as well as a variety of other organizations.
In 2013, Jeremy was awarded the Central Penn Business Journal’s “40 under 40” award which honors the top 40 business executives under the age of 40.
At DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, we understand that making final plans can be very difficult, and we take extra care to provide assurance that your loved one receives proper care and attention.
As you receive personalized care and attention from DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory’s family’s experienced funeral directors, you’ll understand why four generations of families have entrusted us with their final arrangements.
We invite you to contact us to learn more about a traditional or personalized funeral or memorial service in Lancaster PA: http://www.debordsnyder.com/