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5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One in the Years After Their Death 

In talking to El Cerrito families over the years, many have described how grief has a tendency to “sneak in” after losing a loved one. Our staff at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary  can relate. Something as simple as hearing a particular song on the… Read More

How Art and Media Help During the Grieving Process

After losing a loved one, the pain and sorrow can be overwhelming. You might feel like there are no solutions; no ways to help ease the pain you feel. Our caring staff at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary speaks with families in Pinole, El Sobrante,… Read More

How to Choose a Funeral Home

Selecting a funeral home isn’t something many Bay Area families think about – until a need arises. Our caring team at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary understands that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time We’re here to help… Read More

Why is a Permanent Memorial for a Veteran Important?

At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary , we can’t think of a higher privilege than laying a veteran to rest, and we’re honored to do our part in commemorating the lives of our servicemen and women. It’s not every day we come across people as brave and courageous… Read More

When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation

We’ve talked to countless people in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley  over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. Read More

Visit These Bay Area Spots for a Taste of Spring

We’re ready for spring here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, and in El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Pinole, we’re lucky there’s so much to do to welcome the warmer weather, sunshine, and blooming flowers.  San Francisco and the Bay Area have endless destinations that are perfect… Read More

How a Crisis Impacts Grief & What You Can Do

Due to COVID-19, grief met many people unexpectedly and without warning in the last year. Some aren’t able to be with loved ones during their final moments, and others aren’t able to properly grieve their loss at a funeral service. Our care team here at Sunset View… Read More

Why More People are Writing Light-Hearted Obituaries

When you think of writing a meaningful obituary for a loved one who has died, adding light-hearted stories or details may not occur to you. Yet more families in El Cerrito , Oakland , Berkeley and beyond are featuring funny, optimistic, and even playful content… Read More

How the COVID-19 Crisis is Impacting Grief & What You Can Do

Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one understands that grief fluctuates between moments of sadness and shock, and moments of acceptance and even joy. These moments are rarely predictable. Sometimes emotions surface at the most inconvenient times, when we least expect it. Even so, it’s normal… Read More

Why Gratitude is Important for the New Year

The new year is approaching, and we know many of our neighbors in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley are thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. This is the time for not only a refresh, but it’s a chance to consciously do something different in the coming year. Read More