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The Beauty of Sunset View During the Spring

Springtime is a wonderful time to visit Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary. Warmer weather, blooming flowers, longer days, and hours of sunshine create a truly memorable experience. Our cemetery offers incomparable views of San Francisco Bay, and our staff members love welcoming families in El Cerrito, Kensington,… Read More

A Letter to Grieving Mothers   

Dear grieving mothers,  It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things.   What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it… Read More

The History of Obituaries

At Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary, our experienced staff members help families throughout El Cerrito, El Sobrante, and Contra Costa County honor their loved ones with meaningful funeral services. We also support families in writing obituaries that capture their loved one’s unique life story. If you’ve… Read More

Personal Touches That Make Your Funeral Unforgettable

At Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary, we realize that each of our neighbors in El Cerrito, Kensington, and Piedmont wants their loved one’s funeral to be an unforgettable experience. Adding personal touches to a funeral ensures your loved one’s celebration is both memorable and meaningful. Highlight the five senses. If… Read More

How to Keep Traditions Alive After the Death of a Loved One

We create many traditions and rituals with the ones we love most. When a loved one dies, it can be hard to know which traditions to continue to observe. At Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary, our caring staff members help families in El Cerrito, Pinole, and Alameda… Read More

The Top 3 Questions to Ask a Cremation Provider 

While cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice for families in El Cerrito, Pinole, and El Sobrante, it’s important to remember this: Not all cremation providers are equal. Scandals in the media have caused many to be leery of cremation, and rightfully so. On top of… Read More

Over a Century of Celebrating Life

At Sunset View Cemetery, we are dedicated to helping families in El Cerrito, Richmond, Pinole, and the surrounding area plan meaningful memorials for their loved ones. Whether you choose traditional burial or cremation for your loved one, our experienced staff members will help you arrange… Read More

How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day

Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Sunset View Cemetery and Mortuary, we hear from families in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve… Read More

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit

Our caring staff members at Sunset View Cemetery Association know the importance of keeping our brains sharp as we get older. We encourage our neighbors in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Piedmont to prioritize their mental health no matter their age. There are some simple things you can… Read More

4 Reasons Why Now is The Best Time to Preplan

With fluctuating prices and unsettling events happening around the world at every turn, much of the future is uncertain. Preplanning your funeral is a way to take control of your future even amidst all of life’s unpredictability. Here at Sunset View Cemetery, we encourage our neighbors throughout… Read More