Creating a Memorial Garden Helps in Healing After a Loss

There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” Our Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary staff wants to give this sentiment a new twist by saying, “If you want help healing after a loss, be a gardener.” In… Read More

Why It’s Essential for Veterans to Preplan

When we’re asked lay a veteran to rest at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, we take that responsibility very seriously. We use this high honor to do everything possible to plan a worthy and memorable ceremony for those who served our country while securing the veterans benefits he or… Read More

How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special

Our staff at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family. A bugler playing Taps.  A three-gun volley fired… Read More

5 Ways to Honor Your Loved One in the Years After Their Death 

In talking to El Cerrito families over the years, many have described how grief has a tendency to “sneak in” after losing a loved one. Our staff at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary  can relate. Something as simple as hearing a particular song on the… Read More

How Art and Media Help During the Grieving Process

After losing a loved one, the pain and sorrow can be overwhelming. You might feel like there are no solutions; no ways to help ease the pain you feel. Our caring staff at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary speaks with families in Pinole, El Sobrante,… Read More

How to Choose a Funeral Home

Selecting a funeral home isn’t something many Bay Area families think about – until a need arises. Our caring team at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary understands that choosing a funeral home is a significant decision to make during an already difficult time We’re here to help… Read More

Why is a Permanent Memorial for a Veteran Important?

At Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary , we can’t think of a higher privilege than laying a veteran to rest, and we’re honored to do our part in commemorating the lives of our servicemen and women. It’s not every day we come across people as brave and courageous… Read More

When You Don’t Know What to Say at a Visitation

We’ve talked to countless people in El Cerrito, Oakland, and Berkeley  over the years who have a story like this one: My elderly neighbor died last week and I read in her online obituary that there’s a visitation, funeral, and reception this weekend. Read More

Visit These Bay Area Spots for a Taste of Spring

We’re ready for spring here at Sunset View Cemetery & Mortuary, and in El Cerrito, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and Pinole, we’re lucky there’s so much to do to welcome the warmer weather, sunshine, and blooming flowers.  San Francisco and the Bay Area have endless destinations that are perfect… Read More

How a Crisis Impacts Grief & What You Can Do

Due to COVID-19, grief met many people unexpectedly and without warning in the last year. Some aren’t able to be with loved ones during their final moments, and others aren’t able to properly grieve their loss at a funeral service. Our care team here at Sunset View… Read More