Located at the top of Montara Montain Range with sweeping Pacific Ocean Views, Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park offers a wide variety of cremation and burial options, and a multilingual staff for your convenience.

FD#1848

Learn More About Our Recent Blog Topics

If you are looking for support during the grieving process or would like to learn more about different funeral traditions, then consider these helpful resources. If you would like to contact our supportive, compassionate staff, please call Skylawn Memorial Park at (650) 349-4411, or contact us online.

  • Along with mental pain, grief can cause physical ailments—take a look at what Everydayhealth.com has to say about grief and how you can deal with it.
  • If you are looking for more tips on dealing with grief, then visit the National Institute of Health online.
  • If you would like to learn about the history of Dios De Los Muertos, then explore this interesting history lesson.
  • Visit The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism for a guide to Jewish funeral practices.
  • For more information about Ching Ming, visit the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project’s website.

Resources for Dealing with Grief

Together, Dealing with Grief

After recently losing a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you may not know where to turn. After the burial or cremation service, you will need to find healthy ways to process grief and eventually find a sense of closure. Grief is a natural reaction to loss, but coping isn’t always easy. Consider these valuable resources:

1.   Friends and Family
During the grieving process, it helps many individuals to talk about their feelings and thoughts. You may want to contact caring friends or family members who were also affected by the loss. Although everyone expresses grief differently and your friends may be unable to understand the full impact of your loss, they can still provide excellent support.

2.   Support Groups
While dealing with grief, you may find comfort with those who are in a similar situation. Support groups can be very helpful—not only do they help you deal with grief, but also provide an opportunity for some much-needed socializing.

3.   Reading and Writing
At times, it can be tough to talk about your situation, even to family and friends. When dealing with grief alone, try writing your thoughts down. Expressing yourself in this simple way can help you release feelings of tension or anxiety. There are also many books, articles, and websites where you can read thoughts from others who are also coping with grief.

4.   Professionals
Therapists, psychologists, and grief counselors are excellent resources for dealing with grief. As outlets for expression, professionals may also help you cope with your loss. Additionally, professionals are experienced in helping people with grief and can offer valuable advice.

Located in San Mateo, Skylawn Memorial Park offers much more than just funeral, cremation, and burial services. If you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, our compassionate staff can suggest local services like pain management or even massage therapy. For more information, visit our website or contact us at (650) 349-4411.

A Look at Different Cultural Funeral Traditions

Chinese Cemetery

Diversity is a beautiful thing. Although we all come from different cultures and backgrounds, we do share and practice similar traditions and events. At your local funeral home, you will find that burial, memorial, and funeral services are practiced differently by other cultures as ways to honor lost loved ones.

Dios De Los Muertos
Otherwise known as the “Day of the Dead,” Dios de los Muertos is a proud tradition originating from Mexico. During the month of November, the spirits of deceased family members are believed to visit their homes. During this holiday, families prepare alters and offerings for their loved ones.

One might think that Dios De Los Muertos is a solemn holiday—in truth, this annual tradition is one filled with joy and community. Sugar skulls, atole, and candied pumpkins are just some of the treats enjoyed during this day as family members fondly remember those who passed.

Ching Ming
As a Chinese tradition, Ching Ming is observed annually on April 5th. The words “Ching Ming” roughly translate to “clean and just.” During Ching Ming, family members visit and clean the burial sites of loved ones. Along with weed removal, families will place food and even burn false money as offerings.

Jewish Funeral Traditions
A traditional Jewish funeral involves many different people, roles, and traditions. One essential bereavement custom is a tradition known as “sitting shiva.” Shiva is a week-long period of mourning and grief observed by close relatives. Burials and funerals are held within 24 hours of the individual’s passing. During the funeral, the holy society A Hevra Kadish watches over the proceedings. Throughout the mourning period, the Jewish community is very supportive of the family.

Regardless of what traditions you follow, Skylawn Memorial Park will readily accommodate any personal or cultural requests. Our compassionate and professional funeral and memorial facility is located in beautiful San Mateo. Contact us at (650) 349-4411 to find out more about Skylawn Memorial Park, our services, and our facilities.

Funeral Planning: How to Write an Obituary

Planning a funeral is a trying, but necessary, part of caring for a loved one after he or she passes. Family members will also need to write an obituary to honor their loved one.

If you have never written an obituary, then consider this helpful video. While some newspapers publish death notices, others will allow the family to write the entire obituary. When writing the obituary, include the deceased’s name, date of passing, his or her survivors, and the time and location of the ceremony. You may also want to write about accomplishments and passions that made his or her life unique.

Along with funeral services, memorial services, and so much more, Skylawn Memorial Park of San Mateo also offers compassion and support for those who are grieving. If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact us at (650) 349-4411 today.

Helpful Resources Relating to Our Recent Blog Topics

Coping

When a loved one passes away, the grief may seem insurmountable. But with time and support, you can remember those who have passed with fond, peaceful feelings. Explore these links for more information about how loved ones can be memorialized.

  • As with all cultures, China has its own unique burial traditions. Learn more about traditional Chinese funerals with this helpful site.

  • Chinese families believe the soul of the deceased will return to his or her home in the following days—find out more about this inspiring ritual.

  • The Mayo Clinic discusses how to cope the loss of a loved one.

  • A memorial service isn’t the only way to honor your loved ones. Read through these helpful suggestions for healthy coping methods.

  • Psychology Today explores how to find help, hope, and healing following a loss.

For compassionate and multicultural support, burial, cremation, and memorial services, call Skylawn Memorial Park of San Mateo at (650) 349-4411.

Page 72 of 75
1 2 3 4 5 6 7  . . . 71 72 73 74 75   Next

Hours

  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Sunday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday