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Livestreaming Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                          March 24, 2020 For More Information, Contact: Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park 1370 El Camino Real Colma, CA 94014 (650) 550-8808 Cypress Lawn Offering Livestreaming to Families at No Additional Cost Colma, CA – Due to the ongoing […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Values of Cypress Lawn

At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, we’ve been helping San Francisco families through some of the most difficult times of their lives for well over a century. Over the years, we’ve worked hard to earn the respect and trust of the greater Bay Area community as we guide families through the planning of […]

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Buried at Cypress: An Aviator and An Author

One of our deepest honors at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park is to be able to pay tribute to the many prominent thinkers and leaders from the past century and beyond who are laid to rest here. It’s always been our privilege to help our San Francisco neighbors of all ethnicities, religions, and cultures […]

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