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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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Our Leadership Philosophy at Cypress Lawn

At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, it’s our honor to serve Bay Area families during life’s most difficult moments. For over a century, we’ve been helping San Francisco families plan funerals, cremations, and burials, and each experience has been memorable and unique. There’s a lot about Cypress Lawn that makes us stand out […]

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Buried at Cypress: A Baseball Legend and a Fire Buff

Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park has been serving Bay Area families of all ethnicities, religions, and cultures for well over a century. It’s our honor and privilege to be able to help our neighbors lay their loved ones to rest with respect and dignity. In our series, “Buried at Cypress,” we are sharing […]

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Caring for Our Caregivers

Many of the Bay Area families who come to Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park for help with a funeral, cremation, or burial have leaned on a caregiver for support in the days and months before their loved one died. As November is National Family Caregivers Month, we pay tribute to the men and […]

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What Our Flag Retirement Ceremony Means to Veterans

Serving our nation’s veterans – American’s heroes – is one of our biggest honors at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park. We ensure that Bay Area veterans are treated with respect and dignity as we help their families choose funeral and cremation services.We also host special events for veterans, including a flag retirement ceremony. […]

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A Career in the Funeral Industry: The Trip of a Lifetime

Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park has been providing compassionate and high-quality funeral and cremation services to families in the San Francisco Bay Area for well over a century. Over the years, a lot has changed. We now offer many unique ways for families to personalize any service that they plan with us, along […]

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Buried at Cypress: A Billionaire and a Medical Mystery

More than 300,000 souls from the Bay Area have been laid to rest at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park since our founder first opened our facility in 1892. Among the people who are resting in final peace among our serene and beautiful grounds are many well-known names, ranging in nature from statesmen to […]

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Grief Support Group

Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one, and it’s likely they would tell you about the many emotions involved, some quite unexpected. Part of our role when helping Bay Area families plan funerals, receptions, and burials is providing emotional support, knowing that the days following a death can be challenging. One of the […]

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The Acute Loss Period – Stage 7: The Celebrating Phase

The way the grief process unfolds is similar to riding on a rollercoaster. There are many ups and downs, and sometimes the path is unpredictable and full of unexpected twists and turns. At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, it is our  honor to serve families in the San Francisco Bay area and guide them through the process of planning […]

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History of Colma – “The City of Souls”

The town of Colma, CA, in the San Francisco Bay Area is known as the “City of Souls,” because it is home to several cemeteries, including Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park. In fact, approximately 1.5 million “souls” reside in Colma, which was officially founded as a necropolis in 1924. Because of this, the […]

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