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Three Tips for Preplanning a Creative Funeral Reception

Many who have attended a service at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary would agree that funerals here bring people together – some of whom may not have seen one other in years. But it’s the reception after the funeral that really… Read More

At Sunset View, We’re Grateful for You!

Did you know there are two simple words that have the power to transform your health and happiness? Those words are, “Thank you.” As our team at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary can attest, gratitude is a life changer. As we help families in Berkeley, Pinole, Oakland, and… Read More

A Tribute to Veterans

Today is the day we set aside to honor American veterans who have honorably served or are currently serving our great country. All Americans publicly observe and honor all members of the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces who all share a dedication to the defense… Read More

Does It Matter If I Attend the Funeral?

Today, like never before, family and friends are spread out all over the country. School, jobs, or just personal preferences can cause us to move hundreds or thousands of miles away from El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Oakland. Combine distance with work/family responsibilities and financial or health issues,… Read More

Why Excellence Matters at Sunset View

A lot has changed since Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary was founded back in 1908, but one thing has remained the same: the level of care we provide for the families we serve. Our neighbors in El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond, Berkeley,… Read More

Tips for Writing a Meaningful Obituary

American playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder once said, “The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” To be sure, grief is inescapable, and a part of the normal human experience after a death occurs. But one way we can express our gratitude to our… Read More

Back to School Tips for Grandparents

You may have seen the bumper sticker proclaiming, “If I had known grandchildren were so great, I would have had them first!” With a new school year approaching, grandparents and their grandchildren are relishing these last days of summer all around El Cerrito, Berkeley, and Oakland. Read More

Your Family’s Wishes vs. Your Wishes

One of the primary benefits to planning your own funeral is having the ability to make your wishes known. Your family, no doubt, wants to honor you by fulfilling your final wishes, and preplanning allows you to communicate those desires to them clearly. If… Read More

3 Common Myths about Cremation

The number of people choosing cremation has grown exponentially over the years, from 25% in 1999 to more than 50% in 2018. Even with this surge in popularity, our staff here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary realizes many of our… Read More

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