Our Advice on Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Our Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary staff has 112 years of experience walking through difficult times with those in our community. This includes having conversations with children about illness, tragedy, and death. When El Cerrito, Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, Pinole, and Albany families walk through our doors,… Read More

5 Ways to Relieve Loneliness During a Quarantine

All across El Cerrito, people are spending their days inside waiting for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. Here at Sunset View Mortuary & Cemetery we are doing our best to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. We know that many of you are separated… Read More

Self-Care During a Crisis is a Must

The year 2020 is not going as planned. As COVID-19 travels across the globe, it is natural to feel heightened anxiety, disappointment, and stress. The coming days and weeks are unknown, and the unknown can be frightening. It’s important to heed local and national health guidelines, and practice self-care to… Read More

4 Tips for Sorting Through a Loved One’s Belongings After Death

Families who come to Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary from all around El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond often tell us that one of the most heartbreaking moments of losing a loved one is returning to an empty home filled with memories – and possessions. Organizing items… Read More

Four of the Most Popular Personalization Options

At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, one of the questions we are often asked is, “How can I make the service for my loved one feel more personal?” This is a question our experienced team welcomes from the El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond families we serve,… Read More

4 Tips for Planning a Funeral Reception to Remember

More families than ever throughout El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond are coming to Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary wanting a unique or informal funeral  for their loved one instead of the traditional, solemn service that used to be the norm. Families want to have a memorable… Read More

Tips for Improving Your Life in 2020

Life can be broken down into many chapters, and 2020 is the perfect opportunity to start a brand new one. But let’s shake things up a bit and take the focus off resolutions. After all, studies show that less than 10 percent of those who make resolutions manage to stick… Read More

Your Questions about Cremation…Answered

For families in El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, and Piedmont, the choice of whether to have a traditional burial or cremation can be very personal. You have to take into consideration preferences, religious and cultural beliefs, and budget. At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we believe, ultimately,… Read More

What to Say and What NOT to Say to a Grieving Loved One

When a friend or family member is grieving the death of a loved one, it can be hard to know what to say or do. Some hesitate to reach out because they’re afraid to say the wrong thing. Others feel awkward and wonder if they should say anything at… Read More

Finding Gratitude in Grief

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year . . .” If you’ve lost a loved one, you’ve likely experienced the confusing and painful mix of emotions when celebrating “big days” like birthdays and anniversaries. Come November and December, there may be an extra sharpness to grief, as… Read More