Blog Archives

Using Technology to Tell Your Loved One’s Story

There is no question that we live in a digital age. Technology keeps advancing each year, and it has certainly made the lives of Bay Area families easier in a number of ways. It has also allowed us to remain connected to people who live in other states or even countries. It has even impacted […]

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Noteworthy Veterans Buried at Cypress Lawn

With Veteran’s Day upon us, the team at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park is reminded of the fact that we are honored to serve as the burial location for many of our country’s most notable veterans. Our beautiful grounds are the final resting place for more than 4,000 soldiers and veterans. Many of them were buried […]

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How Preplanning Can Empower You

British statesmen and philosopher Francis Bacon once said, “It is natural to die as to be born.” We all know death is a normal, inescapable element of the human experience. So why is it so hard for many to face? Some have a lot of fear, anxiety, and questions when it comes to thinking about […]

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An Overview of Cypress Lawn’s Rich History in the Bay Area

A homeland. A sanctuary. A history of people. This is Cypress Lawn. We have a deep history of according respect to the communities that make up the Bay Area and bestowing reverence upon the families who come to us. It’s a responsibility and reputation we take very seriously. Since 1892, the team at Cypress Lawn […]

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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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