Our Staff

“Our most valuable asset is our caring staff.”

Once you request the services of Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. Our dedicated licensed funeral directors will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal preferences are carried through.

 

Mark C. DeBord       Licensed Funeral Director, President & Owner

Our Staff Mark C. DeBord was born February 4, 1957 in Lancaster, PA. He attended Lancaster City Elementary Schools, Reynolds Junior High School and J.P. McCaskey High School, graduating in 1975. He attended West Chester University and graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College with a degree in Recreation. After working for the Lancaster Recreation Commission for a period, he went to Mortuary College and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1980. Marrying Diane Snyder, he became a part of a third generation funeral home which was started by Diane’s Grandfather, C. Abram Snyder. They have three sons; Jeremy, Randy, and Luke. Mark is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Lancaster County Funeral Directors Association. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lancaster and has served in the following positions; past treasurer of the Board of Trustees, past member of the administrative board and SPRC committee, and current member of the Ushers and Communion Ushers Association. Mark is an active member of the Rotary Club of Lancaster. Within the club, he is a past member of the Board of Directors and various committee chairmanships. He was a past member of the Board of trustees for the Lancaster Country Day School, and past member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is a Board member of The Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster, Development committee of both Hospice of Lancaster County and the Fulton Opera House. He is currently also a member of the B.P.O.E. Elks #134 of Lancaster and the Hamilton Club and Meadia Heights Golf Club. He was a former coach of the Lancaster Y.M.C.A. Basketball and Soccer Programs, a volunteer and supporter of Hospice of Lancaster County, Multiple Sclerosis Society, United Disabilities, (Cerebral Palsy), S. June Smith, Fulton Opera House, Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster School District, Lancaster Country Day School, Y.M.C.A., Y.W.C.A.; Leukemia Society, Lancaster County Council of Churches, Humane League of Lancaster, the Salvation Army, Water Street Rescue Mission, Susquehanna Association for the Blind, Boys and Girl Scouts and many other organizations. Mark enjoys playing basketball, squash, golf, physical fitness and spending time with his family. Email Mark here.

 

Diane Snyder DeBord      Licensed Funeral Director, Co-OwnerOur Staff

Diane was born on October 5, 1956. She is the daughter of Kearney and Susie Taylor Snyder of Lancaster. Raised in Lancaster City, living above the funeral home most of her life, she grew up in the Funeral Business with her parents and grandparents as mentors. She often spent time in the office as secretary/receptionist, becoming familiar with the business. Diane attended Lancaster city schools and graduated from J.P. McCaskey in 1974. Immediately following High School, she attended Drexel University for one year, majoring in Food and Nutrition. She then transferred to West Chester University as a Music Major. Being undecided about her life’s ambition, she took some time off and worked at the Funeral Home. She married Mark DeBord in 1976, and after several years of marriage they both decided to attend the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. They graduated from the college in 1980 and have been working at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home since that time. Diane is an active member of the First United Methodist Church. Specifically, she is a member of the Chancel Choir and Soloist. She enjoys singing at other churches and often sings for funerals and weddings. She volunteers her time singing at various churches and retirement communities, including Willow Valley and Woodcrest Villa. Her favorite hobby, besides singing, is cooking and baking. Email Diane here.

 

Jeremy R. DeBordOur Staff      Licensed Funeral Director, General Manager
Jeremy was born September 24, 1981 in Lancaster Pennsylvania and is the son of Mark and Diane Snyder DeBord. He grew up involved in the funeral business as he lived above the family’s funeral home on East Orange Street for most of his childhood. Jeremy attended elementary school at Lancaster Country Day School. Jeremy decided to attend Hempfield High School where he excelled at basketball earning the admiration of first team All-District with honorable mention All-State honors. Following high school, Jeremy attended Millersville University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He continued his education by graduating from the University of Phoenix with a Master’s Degree in Business. Jeremy spent the first four years of his professional career with Volvo Construction Equipment where he held various positions within the organization, ranging from Product Marketing Manager to Regional Sales Manager. Midway through 2009 Jeremy decided to follow in his parents’ footsteps and attend mortuary school where he graduated in 2010.

Jeremy, a licensed funeral director, his wife Candace Reynolds DeBord and their sons Ethan and Austin currently resides over the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home (a branch location of the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home) located at 2024 Marietta Avenue. Jeremy is a Board of Director of the Rotary Club of Lancaster where he is a Board Member and is active in a variety of committees, serves on the Fulton Opera House Corporate Campaign, a volunteer and supporter of Hospice & Community Care, active in the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a variety of other organizations.  In 2013 he was awarded the Central Penn Business Journal’s “40 under 40″ award which honors the top 40 business executives under the age of 40.  Jeremy and his family attend Grace Baptist Church. Jeremy’s entering the business officially makes him the 4th generation of the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home family. Email Jeremy here.

 

Randy L. StoltzfusOur Staff      Licensed Funeral Director
Randy was licensed in 1997 and joined the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home in 2004. He is a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School, Geneva College and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the Rotary Club of Lancaster South. Randy prides himself in providing excellent, compassionate service to the families he works with during their time of loss. He is a lifetime resident of Lancaster County and resides in East Lampeter Township with his wife Melanie Barge Stoltzfus and their three sons, Clarke, Grant, and Bradley. He and his family attend Grace Community Church in Willow Street. He is an avid hunter and fisherman and also belongs to the Paradise Sportsman’s Club, the Paradise Archers chapter of the Christian Bowhunters of America, and the Lancaster Archery Club. In the fall, you can also find him on the football field coaching midget football for Conestoga Valley. Email Randy here.

 

Randall K. DeBord      Funeral AssociateOur Staff

Randall was born July 19, 1983 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is the son of Mark and Diane Snyder DeBord, as well as the younger brother of Jeremy DeBord. He grew up living above his family’s funeral home on East Orange Street, where he also was involved in helping out with the “family business” whenever he could. Randall attended Lancaster Country Day School from Kindergarten through 7th grade, when he transferred to the Hempfield School District, from which he graduated in 2002. While attending Hempfield High School, Randall played basketball, was involved with Key Club and several other academic and social clubs.

After high school, Randall graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Management). While in Statesboro, GA, he enjoyed spending his time playing intramural basketball, flag football and softball. He also spent many hours volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

Following graduation from Georgia Southern University, Randall was accepted into Widener School of Law, in Wilmington DE.  In 2011,  he decided to attend Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. After graduating Magna Cum Laude in September, 2012, he subsequently moved back to Lancaster where he served his internship and later became a licensed funeral director in 2014.

Randall is a member of Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, and a resident of Downtown Lancaster where he loves to live. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, and rooting for all Philadelphia sports teams.  Email Randall here.

 

Kearney A. Snyder     Licensed Funeral Director, Former Owner Our Staff
Kearney A. Snyder, born July 17, 1933, son of C. Abram and Ruth Yoder Snyder of Lancaster PA. He attended local elementary schools, Edward Hand Junior High School and J.P. McCaskey High School, graduating in 1951. He graduated from Eckels College of Mortuary Science, Philadelphia, PA. In 1955 he entered employment at his father’s firm, the C. Abram Snyder Funeral Home. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. He is a current member and past president of the Lancaster County Funeral Directors Association. He is a life member of the First United Methodist Church. He served as past treasurer and past president of the Board of Trustees, member of the Ushers Association and was active in many other committees and boards. He is past president of the Lancaster Kiwanis Club, recipient of the Legion of Honor and had 40 years perfect attendance; a current member of the Hamilton Club; was a board member of the Salvation Army; and a member of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assoc. He is the husband of Susie Taylor Snyder and the father of four adult daughters, who all live in Lancaster County. Kearney is currently enjoying his retirement. Email Kearney here.

 

Joseph T. LabeziusOur Staff      Facilities Manager, Funeral Associate
Joe began his career with Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home in a position of facilities assistant in 2004 after retiring from Case New Holland where he had nearly 40 years of experience. His dedication and hard work earned him the title of Facilities Manager where he is currently responsible for ensuring all assets within both locations are operational while adhering to all safety standards. In addition, Joe is responsible for assisting in the development of policies and procedures that affect the use of supplies and facilities. Finally, Joe manages all aspects of our valet parking during funeral services. Joe has had extensive training in management courses through International Correspondence Schools. Joe and his wife Cindy are actively involved with Grace Lutheran Church where they sit on various committees. Joe’s hobbies include all types of physical fitness, and spending time with his two daughters and grandchildren. Joe’s caring nature and desire to help those in need led him to the funeral industry where he has excelled and is a valuable asset to the firm. Email Joseph here.

 

Audrey S. ButtsOur Staff      Administrative Assistant
Audrey joined the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home in 2009 and has worked in the business world for many years before that time. Her role at the funeral home is to provide administrative support to the funeral directors and enjoys meeting and interacting with the families that we serve. She realizes, even though it may be a difficult time for these families, she hopes that in some small way she makes a difference. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Lancaster and is active there in various ways. She enjoys spending time with family and friends whenever possible, traveling and bike riding. Audrey was born and raised in Lancaster County and currently resides in Manheim Township with her husband Jeff Butts. They have three grown daughters and two adorable granddaughters that they enjoy spending time with and spoiling every chance they get. Email Audrey here.

 

Don W. Harrod    Funeral Associate & First-Call Escort
Don joined the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home staff in June 2007 after working 43 years for Beck Industries in Leola, PA as Plant Foreman.  He was born and raised in Moultrie, Georgia and graduated from Moultrie Senior High School in 1966.  Don resides in Lancaster City with his wife Judy and attends St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Don enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing.  He is an active member of the Commercial Travelers’ Association.

 

Linford King     Funeral AssociateOur Staff
Linford King is employed by Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home as a part time outside attendant.  Linford’s career before retirement consisted of serving Mennonite Church USA as a Denominational Minister from 2002-2011. Linford was a pastor for 20 years — 5 years at Holly Grove, Maryland; and 15 years at Neffsville, Lancaster.  Before graduating from seminary, Linford was an educator, teaching 5 years in the public school system and 2 years in Peru, South America, teaching missionary kids.  Linford graduated from Palmer Seminary with a D. Min. in Marriage & Family; from Anabaptist Mennonite Seminary with an M. Div; from Millersville U. with an M.A. in Counselor Education; from Eastern U. with a B.A. in Elementary Education.  He is married to Mary Etta and together they have two adult sons, Kirk married to Susan, and Zachary married to Laura.  They have 3 grandchildren.  Linford is also a registered sports official for PIAA and NCAA baseball and soccer.  He likes to play golf and do most anything sports related.  Linford lives in Lancaster, PA.

 

The Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home has volunteered or supported the following organizations:

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