Staff Spotlight: Mark DeBord
When you lose a loved one and need to deal with funeral or memorial arrangements, having a compassionate and attentive funeral director from a funeral home in Lancaster PA by your side 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.
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.
Today, our staff spotlight goes to Mark DeBord:
What is your role at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home?
As president, my role is to help the nest generation with any questions that they may have and to lead them in the right direction for the future.
How long have you worked as a Funeral Director?
What is your favorite thing about working at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory?
The opportunity to work with really nice, compassionate and professional co-workers every single day.
What made you want to become a funeral director?
I enjoyed working and helping other people.
What do you do for fun outside of work?
Playing golf, tennis and enjoying our grandchildren.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Today, I would have to say Ft. Myers, FL.
What is one thing I recommend someone does/visits when they come to Lancaster?
The Fulton Opera House. Downtown! They have some great shows for everyone.
What 3 words would your friends use to describe you?
Humorous, trustworthy, organized.
Before working at DS, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
Working with the Lancaster Recreation Commission. Again, working with people.
Any random fact about your self you want to share with us?
I have a great sense of humor.
What is your favorite quote?
Never give up.
If you could witness an event past, present, or future, what would it be?
One Step For Mankind. Walking On The Moon.
Do you have a secret talent?
Decorating and cooking.
What do you miss the most about being a kid?
No worries, just playing and having fun.
What was your favorite show growing up?
Do you volunteer anywhere?
First United Methodist Church.
If you could be on any TV game show, which one would it be?
Jeopardy! Because I like to think and try to answer the very challenging questions.
What was the last thing you heard or saw which made you laugh?
My youngest grandson with a life jacket on getting ready to go to the beach. Pretty funny.
What’s the one piece of advice you would give to others about life?
Live to its fullest. Because it can go by fast.
Name one item from your bucket list?
I would love to go to Fiji.
What is the hardest part of being a funeral director?
Working with families who have lost a baby or child.
What is the most rewarding part about being a funeral director?
Helping family members through a sometimes difficult time. Being there for them.
If you could have one wish granted, what would it be?
That my whole family would be healthy and happy.
What person in your life has had the greatest influence on the person you have become?
I would have to say my wife – Diane. She helped me get through school and has kept me on the right track ever since.
Mark is the president of DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, a fourth generation family-owned and community-based funeral home, where a team of caring and competent funeral directors provide families with the service and support they need during the difficult times of their loss.
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.
To learn more about a traditional or personalized funeral or memorial service in one of the most trusted among Lancaster, PA funeral homes, please visit: https://www.debordsnyder.com/