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

3 Reasons Families Choose Sunset View

Working in our profession allows us a unique, and often intimate, glimpse into people’s lives. In helping families in Berkeley, Kensington, El Cerrito, Richmond, and surrounding areas, plan funeral, burial, and cremation services, we talk with them during their most vulnerable… Read More

Why You Should Include Receptions in Your Prearrangements

The world is like a library filled with books, with each person contributing his or her own volume. And everyone wants to be sure that when they leave the earth, their story will still be told. You can be a part of making sure this happens by… Read More

With Your Comfort in Mind: Our Recent Facility Updates

Thomas Edison is rumored to have inspired his laboratory staff by saying, “There’s a way to do it better – find it.” Edison’s work was important, and it required continual innovation in order to stay relevant. We feel that our work at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary… Read More

Funeral Service Options: What is Best for My Loved One?

Planning a funeral involves many personal decisions concerning how you or your loved one wish to be laid to rest. We often hear questions from the Bay Area families we serve about the major differences between the funeral options we offer and what will fit best for… Read More