Welcome to the new Sunset View blog! If this is your first time stopping by, we hope you’ll spend some time getting to know us, including the many ways we can serve El Cerrito families, as well as those in the entire Bay Area.

We’re so excited about the opportunity to interact with our friends and neighbors through this blog and on our vibrant Facebook community. We think if one or more of these four things are true about you, you just might soon be calling us your new favorite blog:

1.) If you think end-of-life planning is important.

No one likes thinking about death, but we have found that those who make funeral prearrangements with us find a tremendous amount of peace of mind. It’s a true act of love to make sure your family doesn’t have to worry about these details – and the costs involved – right when they lose you.

We’re going to bring you the resources and ideas you need to make planning your funeral simple and meaningful.

2.) If you have an eye towards innovation.  

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. And although we have retained our reputation for compassion, excellent service, and incomparable Bay Area views, we have definitely kept pace with the changes our community has seen throughout the decades. We are always looking for new ways to serve our families, and we stay on the cutting edge of the latest options, whether your choice is cremation or traditional burial. From service personalization, to receptions, to veteran honors, to flowers, and beyond, if it’s options you want, you will find them at Sunset View.

3.) If you or someone you love has experienced a loss, and need help in your grief.

We’re not the kind of funeral home who thinks our responsibility to you and your family ends after the service. We offer many grief resources on our website, and we’ll be bringing you new material here on our blog. From recommended reading, to tips for dealing with grief and beyond, we’re going to make this blog a safe place for you to go when you need a little help getting through the bad days.

4.) If you’re looking for uplifting encouragement.

We think there’s enough negativity already on social media and the evening news. While you might not think of a funeral home blog as a place to find encouragement for daily life, that’s exactly what we want to be. Every single day, we help people in our community celebrate the life of their friend or family member and preserve their legacy. You can start building your own legacy today, while you’re still living.

Whether it’s an article about safety, health, or just how to love your family better, this blog will soon become a source for learning how to embrace all the many different aspects of life.

So, welcome! We’re so glad you’ve stopped by and we hope you’ll stay a while. You’ve found a blog home where you can learn, ask questions, and interact with like-minded people.