• Skylawn Donates Chairs to Westborough Middle School

    Skylawn donated over 20 office chairs to Westborough Middle School!

    We received the attached thank you card from the school administrator and principal.

    Skylawn Thank You 12-18-14

  • A Look at the History of Obituaries

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    An obituary allows individuals to highlight the lives of passed loved ones and share their grief with others. Notices have been used to announce deaths for centuries, though they originally marked the passing of only more prominent social figures. For approximately the last 200 years, though, obituaries have been commonly used for individuals of all backgrounds. In the United States, obituaries have been of particular importance during significant events such as the Civil War and the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. With the introduction of the Internet, obituaries have even found a home on websites devoted to highlighting the lives of those lost.

    Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park hosts an online obituary notification page for those who have recently passed. To learn more about this service or our other funeral home options, call (650) 288-0559. Our funeral home offers both burial and cremation services for San Mateo residents and the surrounding communities. 

  • Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season

    The holidays can be a wonderful time to gather with friends and family. When you have suffered the loss of a loved one, though, it can be difficult to look forward to the holiday season. Intensified feelings of sadness are normal at this time of year, but you can still find peace, comfort, and happiness. The following tips can help you cope with your grief not only during the holidays but also all year long.

    Coping with Grief During the Holiday Season - Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

    Remember Your Loved One

    Some might assume that focusing attention on a passed loved one can lead to heightened feelings of sorrow. However, remembrance of a lost friend or family member can also bring significant comfort. Perhaps you would like to hang an ornament that was a favorite of your friend or family member or give to a charity in his or her honor. No matter how you decide to pay tribute to your loved one, this act can prove very healing during this time of year.

    Find Support

    If your grief becomes particularly difficult to manage, look to your friends and family members for support. Your loved ones can prove integral to your healing process. They can help with your household chores and other errands on your more challenging days. They can offer a comforting presence when you feel lonely. Your loved ones can also listen when you want to express your feelings of grief.

    Acknowledge Your Emotions

    Because the holidays are supposed to be a season of merriment and cheer, it can be difficult to be part of them when you are suffering the loss of a loved one. Trying to mask your true emotions, though, can make it even more challenging to mourn in a healthy way. Grief can bring on a range of feelings, including sadness, hopelessness, anger, and disappointment. No matter what emotions might arise, give yourself permission to feel them without guilt.

    Skylawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park in San Mateo can help you find comfort in your grief. Sign up today for our 365 Days of Grief Support. For more information, call us at (650) 349-4411.