• What Should You Do if You Can’t Attend a Funeral?

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    Paying your respects in person is an important gesture of support and solidarity to the grieving family, even if you didn’t know the decedent well. But your schedule won’t always cooperate with unexpected events, and there are other ways to show that you care if you can’t attend the funeral ceremony. Order a sympathy arrangement from a florist, and have it delivered to the funeral home, place of worship, or the family’s home. Write a brief note to accompany the arrangement.

    In addition to sending flowers, you can send a condolence card to the family, sign an online guestbook, or make a charitable donation in the name of the decedent. When you are able to make room in your schedule, prepare a homemade dish to take to the family’s home. Don’t plan on a long visit, unless you know the family well, as they will need privacy as they begin to finalize the details of their loved one’s estate.

    Skylawn Memorial Park offers respectful and dignified funeral ceremonies near San Mateo to honor your loved one’s life. Call (650) 349-4411 if you have any questions for our funeral home staff.

  • Discover the History of Skylawn Memorial Park

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    When a loved one passes away, a person’s thoughts naturally turn toward family history, traditions, and legacies. At Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, we understand the importance of respecting one’s roots and family traditions. Our funeral home and memorial park have been privileged to serve the community for decades. Saying a final goodbye is never easy, but it can be comforting to know that you’ve transferred the care of your loved one into the capable hands of our staff.

    Our Memorial Park
    Skylawn Memorial Park opened in 1959, at which time our grounds covered more than 134 acres. The accomplished landscape architects, French and Jones of San Francisco, contributed their graceful touch to our design. Since our opening, our memorial park has expanded to more than 500 acres of wide open spaces and serene gardens. We’re bordered by a wildlife preserve, which means the view from your loved one’s resting place will remain untouched.

    Our Funeral Home
    We are a non-sectarian funeral home, and are privileged to provide respectful services to families of all faiths, cultures, and walks of life. Families are welcome to pause for quiet reflection in our two chapels. Our visitation rooms are comfortable and spacious, and we offer the use of our reception room. It overlooks a serene rock garden and waterfall. Throughout our many years of service, Skylawn Memorial Park has made some improvements to better meet the needs of modern families. Our funeral home features full audiovisual capabilities, which allow families to design meaningful, digital tributes to their loved ones.

    Our Team
    Our staff has changed over the years, but our commitment to quality, compassionate care hasn’t wavered. We’re proud of the trusting relationships we’ve built with the community we serve. The funeral home staff is committed to respecting the wishes of every family, and to helping families design funeral services that serve as a loving tribute to the decedent.

    Skylawn Memorial Park welcomes families to come visit us any time. Experience the beauty of our memorial park in San Mateo, and talk with our friendly, caring staff members. When you’re ready to arrange a funeral, you can reach us at (650) 349-4411.

  • Advice for Helping Your Grieving Spouse

    For some people, comforting others comes naturally, while others struggle to find the right words. If you belong to the latter category, you can rest assured that there’s no need to fill every minute with conversation. Your spouse will take comfort in your presence. Be at his or her side at the funeral service and reception. Take some time off work and spend time sitting with your spouse, or doing a quiet activity together, such as gardening or playing cards.

    The mental health counselor featured in this video explains why it’s important not to force your spouse to talk. Your presence is enough, and your spouse will appreciate not feeling pressured to talk before he or she is ready.

    At Skylawn Memorial Park, our funeral planning professionals in San Mateo extend our deepest sympathies to your family during this difficult time. We invite you to call our funeral home at (650) 349-4411 to discuss funeral, burial, or cremation options.