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  • What Families Have to Say About Cypress Lawn

    At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, what matters most to us is helping our Bay Area neighbors. All of our team members are guided by a set of unwavering beliefs that lead them through the decisions they make every day. We believe in consistently providing all families with high-quality services that will exceed …
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  • Coping With Grief in the Post-Pandemic World

    As we’ve all toiled through the many difficulties and hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an unrelenting hope about our world getting back to “normal times.” Unfortunately, with the rise of the delta variant of the virus, it’s unclear when exactly we can expect for life as we knew it pre-pandemic to return. …
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  • How We Honor Religious Traditions at Cypress Lawn

    At Cypress Lawn, there is no celebration of life that is exactly the same because there are no two people on this planet who are exactly alike. We take deep pride in being able to talk with families and learn what made their loved one unique so we can customize their funeral or memorial service …
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  • Planning Ahead Does Not Have to Be Overwhelming

    Death is a topic many of us would be happy to avoid discussing — but, unfortunately, it’s an inevitable part of the journey of life. You likely have not spent a lot of time thinking about how you’d like to be remembered, but if we asked you about it, you’d probably have some ideas about …
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  • Understanding Your Service Options

    When we talk about the end of life, many people don’t want to think about it at all … or, if they do, they have no idea how to start planning. While the topic of death can seem overwhelming, it is an inevitable part of the circle of life. We cannot predict when death may …
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  • Visit Cypress Lawn This Summer

    Since our founding in 1892, Cypress Lawn has always been a place where families can go to celebrate life — a cultural landmark that has become vital to the living legacy of San Francisco. As our country and state begin reopening as the pandemic releases its clutches on our normalcy, you may be looking for …
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  • Plant Vision: Giving Our Attention to the Trees Around Us

    By Cypress Lawn Arboretum Director Josh Gevertz I know this feeling of being a child, one of my first waking memories.  Running circle after circle on the lawn of my new family home around a ring of ivy. Three silver birches, Betula pendula, emergent from the center of the round as a harmonious triumvirate of brilliant …
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  • “Dancing on the Brink of the World”: A Photo Blog Series Showcasing the Global Diversity of Plantings of the Monterey Cypress

    VOLUME III: SPECIMEN By Cypress Lawn Arboretum Director Josh Gevertz Hesperocyparis macrocarpa, in its wisened maturity past a century in age, may grow to become a true natural spectacle, a wooden behemoth that lives at a physical and temporal scale far beyond the human. To us, they exist as timeless stalwarts; still and silent they stand …
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  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources You Can Use

    The pandemic has proven time and time again just how much the state of our mental health can affect our overall well-being and physical health. Over the past year, COVID-19 has severely impacted the mental health of Americans of all ages, races, and socioeconomic levels. The pandemic unleashed new levels of trauma, stress, and worry …
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  • A Letter from Our President & CEO: The Future of Cypress Lawn in the Post-Pandemic World

    Over the past year, our Cypress Lawn team members have walked with many families as they’ve mourned the loss of their loved ones during the pandemic. We know firsthand how truly devastating this time has been, and we continue to stand ready to help Bay Area families when they need us most. As our country …
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