Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do

Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and… Read More

Best Outdoor Fall Activities in the Bay Area

At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we love when the weather starts to cool as it means we can take advantage of the many outdoor activities available throughout the Bay Area. We encourage all our neighbors to head outside with family and friends to see the fall… Read More

The First 5 Things You Should Do When a Loved One Dies

  If someone you love has just died, your head is probably spinning. Your life will never be the same, but there are some very practical things you need to handle. Here are the top four things the team at Sunset View Cemetery believe you need to… Read More

Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

At Sunset View Cemetery, our compassionate staff members know how difficult it is to lose a loved one. When this person is your child, it’s even more devastating. Holding a funeral for their own son or daughter is something most parents never expect to have to… Read More

Creative Ways to Display Your Family Heirlooms

Throughout our lives, we collect quite a few things possessions: furniture, clothing, knickknacks, books, and more. When a family member dies, they leave their belongings behind along with the question, “What should you do with all of this stuff?” It’s no surprise this is a highly sensitive issue, as… Read More

Family Fun Summer Activities in the Bay Area 

We love summertime here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary! In Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding areas, great weather combines with family fun for incredible opportunities. There’s so much to experience as far as outdoor activities go, and our staff loves to spend the warmer months… Read More

Sunset View: Past and Present

Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary began as a small cemetery in the Berkeley Hills and is now a state-of-the-art funeral home and crematory serving families across Kensington, Piedmont, Albany, and El Cerrito. For over half a century, we’ve helped area families craft meaningful memorials for their loved ones. Read More

Why Wouldn’t You Preplan Your Funeral?

Most of us don’t like to think about our own mortality – let alone plan for it. Sure, we make arrangements for other events in life. Think of the planning involved when you make a major purchase or organize a vacation or party. Not to mention the thought and time… Read More

Processing the Grief of a Diagnosis

Grief isn’t always related to death. Receiving a serious diagnosis, whether it’s your own or a loved one’s, can induce a wave of grief that can be difficult to face. You may even be surprised by how intensely sad or angry you feel after receiving significant medical news. This… Read More

How to Create the Perfect Video Tribute for Your Loved One’s Funeral

If there is one thing we have learned serving families in Pinole, El Sobrante, Oakland, Berkeley, El Cerrito, and Richmond, it’s the importance funeral planning plays in the grief process. While this is certainly not easy for a person who… Read More