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 our neighbors in El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond, and beyond  any way we can, including providing information to make this decision easier.

After a loved one dies and your family needs the services of a funeral home, keep these factors in mind:

Does the staff have knowledge of my loved one’s specific culture and religion? Our area is diverse and you need a funeral home that is familiar with your specific customs and traditions. With our decades of experience, we assure families that the services they select will reflect their faith and culture.  This is where the expertise of our staff shines, as we help loved ones pay tribute in ways that are meaningful to them.

How much do different services cost? The cost of a funeral is dependent on what options you choose, and you need to make sure your funeral home offers a variety that suits your preferences. We offer a wide range of funeral, burial, and cremation options for all budgets. We’re here to help you tell the story of a life, and we proudly do that while keeping our costs reasonable. You can also prepay for your own funeral to lock in today’s prices. That way, you can rest assured knowing the cost of your arrangements will never increase with inflation.

Is the facility easy to find? The location of the funeral home should be convenient to you and your guests. If you’ve had the experience of getting lost or having trouble with parking when attending a funeral, you know how frustrating and nerve-wracking this can be. Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary is conveniently located in the heart of the Bay Area. And while we’re mainly known for our panoramic cemetery views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay, and the downtown San Francisco skyline, with our recent renovation, our facility is now just as stunning as the view outside.

When researching or visiting various funeral homes, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is the interior and exterior clean and well-kept?
  • Is there enough space for all visitors?
  • How do you feel about the décor? Is it within your taste?

Being aware of your wants and needs will help you make the best choice for your family.

Does the funeral home own its own crematory? If you’re considering cremation for yourself or your loved one, keep in mind that not all cremation providers are created equal. At Sunset View, you can have peace of mind knowing our professional team is present throughout the process. Because we own our own crematory, we can be 100% certain that our equipment is state of the art, environmentally safe, and always immaculately maintained. Plus, when you choose cremation with us, you can be buried here in our beautiful cemetery grounds.

Does the funeral home offer the services we have in mind? You want to be sure the funeral home you select offers all of the services you have in mind, from limousine service to personalization options to veterans honors. We take pride in providing all of the above – and so much more. Our staff is here for families before, during, and after the funeral is over making sure your needs are met. This includes our aftercare services, such as our interactive grief support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Selecting the right funeral home is a significant decision, but we are here to make it easier. Contact us today to speak with a member of our staff about questions you have or about the many ways we can assist you.