Here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we know there are many personal decisions to make throughout life, and among them is selecting a final resting place. Some people in El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland choose well in advance of need, often opting for a cemetery they either have a personal connection to or one they believe would be a beautiful place to reside. Others rely on family members to take care of the decision after their death. Whether you’re thinking about where you’d like to be buried or are researching on behalf of a close friend or family member, our expert staff has advice that will help you make a sound decision. Here are some important questions to consider:

  1. Where do you feel at peace?

Over the years, we’ve had countless people tell us that being at Sunset View makes them feel at home and at peace. Some people come here just to enjoy the scenery. It’s not uncommon to see someone painting a landscape on our quiet grounds. Families are at the very heart of every detail and every design choice we make, and it’s easy to see why we have gained a reputation as one of Northern California’s most beautiful memorial parks and mortuaries.

  1. What is a cemetery’s reputation in the community?

Every day at Sunset View, we see people strolling our pristine grounds, enjoying the peaceful setting while visiting their loved ones who have died. We know how important it is to be highly regarded within a community. Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary has been a part of the Bay Area landscape since it was founded in April of 1908 as a small, country cemetery in the Berkeley Hills. Our longevity and reputation in the community speaks for itself.

  1. Who is responsible for maintaining the cemetery and how well is it kept up?

Take a walk around to see how well monuments and markers are cared for, whether trash is removed, and the state of the landscape. At Sunset View – as it should be at every cemetery – our grounds are kept in pristine condition. Our dedicated, talented grounds team makes sure no detail goes unnoticed. Our views of the San Francisco Bay, downtown, Alcatraz, and Oakland Port are unmatched, and so is the breathtaking beauty of our grounds.

As you think though your options, we hope you will contact us to schedule a tour of our beautiful location. We’d love to show you around. If you’re thinking of planning ahead, our online planning form and checklist make it easy. As we always say, we’re here for families before, during, and after a funeral and burial. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions.