• A Letter from Our President & CEO: Looking Toward Our ‘New Normal’

    The past few years have forced all of us to face unprecedented circumstances and to change direction, sometimes at a moment’s notice. In these turbulent times, one thing remains the same: our commitment to serving families throughout the Bay Area. Trusting our team to preplan your funeral or commemorate your loved one’s life means you …
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  • Mourning Amid Another Wave of COVID Variants

    With constant talk and news coverage of the latest COVID variants (and even subvariants) like Omicron and Delta, these are stress-inducing times, to say the least. Mourning a loved one right now is especially difficult, as pandemic-related restrictions may keep some families from grieving in the way they would prefer. At Cypress Lawn, our experienced …
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  • Coping With Grief in the Post-Pandemic World

    As we’ve all toiled through the many difficulties and hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s been an unrelenting hope about our world getting back to “normal times.” Unfortunately, with the rise of the delta variant of the virus, it’s unclear when exactly we can expect for life as we knew it pre-pandemic to return. …
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  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Resources You Can Use

    The pandemic has proven time and time again just how much the state of our mental health can affect our overall well-being and physical health. Over the past year, COVID-19 has severely impacted the mental health of Americans of all ages, races, and socioeconomic levels. The pandemic unleashed new levels of trauma, stress, and worry …
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  • A Letter from Our President & CEO: The Future of Cypress Lawn in the Post-Pandemic World

    Over the past year, our Cypress Lawn team members have walked with many families as they’ve mourned the loss of their loved ones during the pandemic. We know firsthand how truly devastating this time has been, and we continue to stand ready to help Bay Area families when they need us most. As our country …
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  • FEMA Assistance for COVID-19 Funerals: What Your Family Needs to Know

    Our team at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park has been serving Bay Area families throughout the pandemic, and we know firsthand how catastrophic the past year has been on our city, state, and world. During this time, we have helped many of our neighbors who have lost their loved ones to COVID-19, and …
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  • Update on Our COVID-19 Safety Plan

    Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has taken over 25,300 lives within the state of California. While we head into 2021 with hope and can see the light at the end of the tunnel, our team at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park also remains steadfastly committed to your health and safety.  Throughout …
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  • Why Planning Ahead is Important Amid the Pandemic

    Last year has shown us that there’s no way we can predict what’s coming. As our nation mourns the loss of over 330,000 Americans due to the devastating pandemic, many of us had to say goodbye to loved ones much earlier than we anticipated. At Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, our caring team …
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  • Navigating the Pandemic: The Resilience of Cypress Lawn

    Since the founding of Cypress Lawn in 1892, our team has been guided by a set of values that have continued to fill us with purpose as we have maneuvered the many ups and downs of this past century. To us at Cypress Lawn, working with a defined and specific purpose is akin to a …
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  • Navigating the Pandemic with Courage: Meet Alexandra Petrini

    Alexandra Petrini says she prefers staying behind the scenes – so families who visit Cypress Lawn might not always get a chance to meet her, but they are certainly impacted by her work. Petrini is a licensed embalmer and serves as the Preparation Room Manager at Cypress Lawn.