Blog

  • Exciting Changes Ahead: Announcing the Acquisition of Olivet Memorial Park
    By Terry Hamburg, Director of the Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation Cypress Lawn has purchased Olivet Memorial Park, which includes a crematory and a funeral home. This acquisition will improve our delivery systems for services, cremations, and receptions; reduce annual irrigation costs;  and open up access to 8 additional acres of land for cemetery sales. Situated ...
    Read More
  • 5 Ways to Relieve Loneliness During a Quarantine
    All across San Francisco and the Bay Area, people are spending their days inside waiting for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, we are doing our best to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. We know that many of you are separated from family, friends, and ...
    Read More
  • Cypress Lawn Offering Livestreaming to Families at No Additional Cost
      Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all industries are having to make significant changes to support the populations they serve, and the funeral industry is no different during this time of ever-changing circumstances. Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park and its trusted providers across the Bay Area are prepared with the latest technology ...
    Read More
  • How Our Funeral Home is Managing the Coronavirus
    As a cornerstone in this community, and as leaders during times of tragedy and uncertainty, let us assure you that your family’s health and safety is our number one priority. Many of you have reached out asking how Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park is handling COVID-19. As a funeral home, our facility is ...
    Read More
  • Self-Care During a Crisis is a Must
    The year 2020 is not going as planned. As COVID-19 travels across the globe, it is natural to feel heightened anxiety, disappointment, and stress. The coming days and weeks are unknown, and the unknown can be frightening. It’s important to heed local and national health guidelines and to practice self-care to make sure you are ...
    Read More
  • March’s Tree of the Month: Cork Oak
    Perhaps no singular tree in the entire Cypress Lawn Arboretum collection is so grand as this – unassuming, still, in the lee of the ever-so-stately Hammond family monument, its gargantuan branches reach for the sun in all directions. Its evergreen leaves catch the afternoon light and flicker delicately on the eastward Pacific breeze. Its mighty ...
    Read More
  • Meet Our Arboretum Director: Josh Gevertz
    Trees have always been integral to the life of Cypress Lawn’s new Arboretum Director, Josh Gevertz. Gevertz, who is a native of the Bay Area, grew up admiring the redwood tree in the front yard of his home in Moraga, CA. As a child, he started drawing comic strips, which later transitioned into painting. Now, ...
    Read More
  • Honoring Black History Month at Cypress Lawn
    At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, it has always been our honor to serve families of all ethnicities and cultures, especially our African-American neighbors in the Bay Area. During Black History Month, we’d like to highlight some of the special and influential African Americans who are laid to eternal rest within our grounds. ...
    Read More
  • February’s Tree of the Month: Monterey Cypress
    By Josh Gevertz, Arboretum Director at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park  As our namesake tree at the Cypress Lawn Arboretum, the Monterey cypress is a unique species that we treasure as a distinguished feature throughout our growing collection. With nearly 200 specimens living in our Memorial Park, some as old as Cypress Lawn itself and others ...
    Read More
  • Ship-Outs – Transporting Your Loved One Home
    While our team at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park has been proudly serving Bay Area families for over 100 years, we also help families who are from other states – and even other countries. We understand how devastating it is to learn about the loss of a loved one. Planning a funeral or ...
    Read More