Thursday, October 18, 2012

News Release

Snider Participates in
Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes

Boston, Massachusetts, September, 19 - 22, 2012—Richard Snider was among the many funeral service professionals attending the 94th Annual Meeting of Selected Independent Funeral Homes in Boston, MA, September 19 - 22. Snider is the Owner and Operator of Baker/Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematories in Dayton.

“I always value the opportunity to gain new information and insight on how to better serve my client families,” said Snider. “Selected’s meeting provided valuable opportunities to gather with my fellow members of Selected Independent Funeral Homes from across North America and around the world. We participated in a variety of informative study sessions, discussed insights and shared new ideas that I’m excited to implement.”

Meeting sessions focused on important issues concerning the funeral service profession such as innovative service ideas, timely business advice and best practices. Among the many topics covered during the meeting were working with today’s media, creating a solid business, building relationships with clergy and helping adults better assist grieving children.

Founded in 1917 as National Selected Morticians, Selected Independent Funeral Homes ( is the world’s oldest and largest association of independently owned funeral homes. Members of the association are expected to operate according to specific standards and best practices in order to provide the public with reliable, high-quality funeral services and funeral-related information.

“Our members pledge to uphold the Selected Independent Funeral Homes Code of Good Practice and are committed to the important responsibility they have to the families and communities they serve,” said Robert J. Paterkiewicz, Executive Director of Selected Independent Funeral Homes. “It’s a tradition of trust that Baker/Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematories has been a part of for 24 years.”