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What Do I Do If My Loved One Dies While Traveling?

The world gets smaller every day. No one understands this more than those of us who live in the incredibly diverse area of El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland, with people living and visiting here from every corner of the globe. More people are traveling and… Read More

4 Patriotic Things to Do in the Bay Area for 4th of July

It’s true that our community goes all out for Independence Day, with parades, cruises, music, festivals, and plenty of good old-fashioned family fun at every turn. At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we know our neighbors in El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Oakland anticipate this beloved summertime holiday… Read More

Personalization: Show What Made Your Loved One Special

At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we believe every life in El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their… Read More

3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cemetery

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… Read More

Honoring Those Who Gave All

Every Memorial Day for the past 150 years, people have gathered across El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, and other places in the Bay Area in solemn remembrance of those who have died serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The whole team here at… Read More

Ideas for Reconnecting with Life After a Loss

It’s quite usual – and normal – for people who have suffered a loss to go into a kind of isolation. It’s common to feel tremendous sorrow and dislocation even long after the funeral is over. The normal routines of life have been cruelly interrupted. At… Read More

Q&A – Social Media and Funerals

The numbers are astounding: Facebook has more than 2 billion users. Nearly 58 million photos are posted to Instagram every day. Around 8,000 tweets are sent every single second. From our meals and vacations to our kids and pets, the topics covered on social media are many and varied. But… Read More

How Much Does a Funeral Cost?

For many families, the need to plan a funeral comes unexpectedly. Complex arrangement decisions must be made during a most difficult time, and the cost of funeral services plays a large role in this planning process. Not surprisingly, most people are under the impression that funeral services… Read More

The Sunset View Difference

If there’s one comment we hear over and over again from families who choose Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, it’s this: “Your views are breathtaking, your grounds are pristine, but what we’ll always remember is how your team made us feel.” While there… Read More

The Many Options That Come with Cremation

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral: People used to believe that if they chose cremation they could not have a funeral service, or if they did, it wouldn’t be as… Read More