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Why an On-Site Crematory Matters

Bay Area residents are incredibly savvy consumers. They know how to utilize consumer reports, online reviews, and articles to make sure they are purchasing a solid product or service and getting the best value. For large purchases such as a car, a computer, or a home – this is fairly easy to do. There are […]

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Two Exciting September Events at Cypress Lawn

Cypress Lawn is an important part of Bay Area history. As stewards of this historical treasure, we feel a deep responsibility to partner with others in our community who feel the same commitment to education and learning. This is why, through the Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation, we host and sponsor a number of free lectures, […]

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Family Websites: Make Sure Your Story Lives Forever

Do you ever wonder how your story will be told after you’ve left this world? Legacy is something that’s very important to most Bay Area families, and it’s easy to see why. No one wants to be forgotten, and we all hope that long after we’re gone, our descendants will know who we were, what […]

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An Interview with Bob Gordon, Jr., President of Cypress Lawn

Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park recently announced that Mr. Bob Gordon, Jr. would assume the position of President at our historically significant funeral home and cemetery, as outgoing President and CEO Ken Varner transitions to a new role at Cypress Lawn as a consultant and Chairman of the Board of Cypress Funeral Services, […]

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Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park Announces New President

Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park announces that Mr. Bob Gordon, Jr. will assume the position of President at the historically significant funeral home and cemetery. Bob Gordon, Jr., is more than well qualified to step into the role as President of Cypress Lawn. A California native and 1988 Business Administration and Marketing/Finance graduate from […]

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Going Green: Protecting the Environment in Your End-of-Life Decisions

At Cypress Lawn, we hear from people all the time who have a strong desire to leave a legacy for their surviving family members. This can extend to a number of different areas in life, and for many people in the Bay Area, it also includes the physical impact they have on the environment. From […]

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Announcing the Cypress Lawn App

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Cypress Lawn? For many, it’s our connection to the fascinating history of the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s true – we have been here since almost the beginning of California’s statehood, and between our architecture, art, and grounds – there is so much […]

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Your Guide to Visiting Cypress Lawn

Cypress Lawn has a long, rich history dating back to when California first began. People come from all over the world to experience the beauty of our historical buildings, majestic stained glass, our serene arboretum, and more. If you haven’t visited Cypress Lawn yet, we hope you’ll start making your plans now, especially if you’re […]

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Honoring our Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day – what an important day for those of us in the Bay Area and all Americans! It is, of course, the time we set aside as a country to honor those who gave their lives in defense of their country and the ideals for which America stands. While we may not all agree […]

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Interview with Michael Svanevik: The Greatest Sea Battle of World War II

Cypress Lawn, through its Heritage Foundation, is amid its 17th year of providing free lectures on a variety of interesting topics to the community. It’s one more way we work to ensure the preservation and restoration of the history of Cypress Lawn and the state of California. We invite you to join us every month […]

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