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Tomb-Sweeping Day

We are so fortunate to live in the Bay Area where there are so many different cultures and customs.  And Colma Cremation and Funeral Services is so fortunate to be located in the midst of 17 cemeteries to be a part of all these differenct cultures and rituals.

We Love Someone Rare

Today, February 28th, is International Rare Disease Day! Today, thousands of people from all over the world come together to advocate for more research on rare diseases.

When Does Someone Die?

On a funeral service some time ago, Joe was talking to Deacon Jim about life…..and death.  Deacon Jim said “When does someone die, when does someone leave us……only when we stop talking about them.”  Our dear friend, Patti, lost her Mother recently - we called her to tell her how sorry we were and

Season of Memories

Our son-in-law died 15 years ago – he was 39 years old.  A very difficult death for our family.  As Family Services Manager of Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, I was fortunate to be able to help create the Holy Cross Christmas Remembrance Service that has become an annual event at the Cemetery.  It

Embrace Your Memories This Thanksgiving

Turkey dinners, cranberries, candied yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and family gatherings - Thanksgiving Day!

I'm Fine - Thank You

A gentlemen recently stopped by our office to make his pre-need arrangements.  We enjoyed his visit and he shared this poem with us.  His information said the poem was written by Cardinal Cushing - we did a little internet research.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.

Cemeteries are Hotspots for Pokemon Go

You downloaded Pokémon Go and you’re ready to “catch ‘em all”. The question is- where are the best spots to find unique Pokémon and battle other trainers?

July is Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

Is there a more painful experience than losing a child? Parents who've lived this heartbreak know the answer to that question.

To Serve The Living - The Journey of Joe Stinson

It happened more than 40 years ago in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, a small city near the center of Westmoreland County and about 25 miles east of Pittsburgh. 14-year-old Joe Stinson and his two buddies from junior high school, left school at 1 p.m.