Cemetery Etiquette Guide

Many people aren’t sure how to behave in a cemetery setting. This lack of knowledge can be a cause of stress for some people who decide to visit their loved one’s gravesite. At Sunset View Cemetery, our staff is dedicated to fostering a peaceful and respectful cemetery atmosphere. Read More

Is Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?

As cremation continues to grow in popularity in El Cerrito, Richmond, and Kensington and across the country, many families are wondering whether traditional burial is a better option for them. No one option is better than the other. The one you choose depends on your family’s needs and… Read More

Managing Winter Blues

During a “normal year” in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley, the winter months can start to feel long, dark, and even depressing.   If you’ve recently lost a loved one, please remember we are here to help. Be sure to visit our website to explore our grief resources and… Read More

Purpose of Customizing a Monument or Headstone

At Sunset View, we help families in El Cerrito, Albany, and throughout the Bay Area create customized monuments and headstones for their loved ones. There are many burial options from which to choose, and our experienced staff members help our neighbors choose the right one for… Read More

How to Remember Your Loved One on Thanksgiving

If a loved one has died, it’s normal to miss them at key moments throughout the year, especially during the holiday season. At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, our compassionate staff members want our neighbors in Piedmont, Oakland, and Pinole to know that we understand how tough… Read More

Top 3 Misconceptions About Funeral Directors

When members of our staff here at Sunset View Cemetery meet someone new and mention working at a cemetery, you can imagine there’s a range of reactions. After all, most jobs have their share of stereotypes and common misconceptions. We receive all kinds of questions from our neighbors in… Read More

The Benefits of Building a Bucket List

When people hear the words “bucket list” they might first think of the 2007 film starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicolson. Some people might also associate a bucket list with death or people of a certain age. Putting together a bucket list can be helpful at any age. Our dedicated … Read More

Are Funerals Affordable?

One of life’s most stressful experiences is the death of a spouse, friend, or relative. Add to it the dozens of decisions that need to be made after a loss and many people find themselves feeling overwhelmed. Every day here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we… Read More

Have the “Talk of Your Life” When You Preplan

We meet with Pinole, El Cerrito, and Richmond families every day who are coming to terms with the death of someone special in their life. When they contact us here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, they are often emotional and overwhelmed – and our caring… Read More

How to Make a Cremation Service Meaningful

Years ago, there was one factor that kept many Oakland, Berkeley, and Richmond families from considering cremation when they were planning a funeral. People believed that if they chose cremation, they could not have a funeral service that was meaningful and told the story of their… Read More