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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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How to Choose a Cremation Provider

American consumers make dozens of purchasing choices every week. Many of these decisions are almost automatic – maybe you visit the same local bistro every Friday night and know the exact winery you like to take out-of-town guests to visit. Some of these buying decisions are more important than others – obviously, your choice of […]

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Interview with Steve Brown: The Cypress Lawn Arboretum and Arbor Day

What is the purpose and history of Arbor Day? Some say the first documented Arbor Day was the arbor plantation festival held in the Spanish village of Mondoñedo back in 1594. In the U.S., Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by Nebraskan J. Sterling Morton with the purpose of encouraging people and groups to plant […]

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Preserving Bay Area History: The Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation

A little over seven million people call the San Francisco Bay Area home – and we’re lucky enough to be among them! It’s hard to wrap your mind around a number that big, but think about it for a moment – over seven million unique individuals, who all have a life story, interests, passions, and […]

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