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.

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 19 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

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.