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Hiring America’s Heroes

Cypress Lawn Partners with Journey to Serve Initiative

Over the past century, Cypress Lawn has forged a deep relationship with many veterans and their families across the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Time and time again, our neighbors have trusted us to lay their beloved veterans to eternal rest within our peaceful and beautiful Memorial Park. As part of our services, our caring professionals also assist every veteran’s family to make sure they receive the benefits they’ve earned. 

It is an honor to help military families at a time when they need us the most — while having the opportunity to commemorate America’s heroes with dignity and respect. 

Over the years, we have become a trusted resource for veterans and their families. The legacy we’ve built is something we pride ourselves upon, and now, we hope to expand our partnership and commitment to Bay Area veterans even further. 

As part of the Journey to Serve initiative, our leadership team at Cypress Lawn is committed to recruiting, engaging, and hiring veterans at all of our funeral home, crematory, and cemetery locations across the Bay Area. It is our hope that we can help veterans start the next chapter of their lives and advance their careers and professional development. 

We have many different types of positions available for veterans. We can also assist veterans with finding their path into mortuary school to become a funeral director or embalmer. 

In the funeral profession, we need caring, competent, and mission-driven employees, and veterans exemplify all these attributes. We believe our nation’s heroes have the skills and experience needed to serve Bay Area families alongside us. 

If you are a veteran and are interested in learning more about employment at Cypress Lawn, don’t hesitate to contact us. Or, if you know a veteran who would be a great fit for our organization, please share our contact information with them. 

We look forward to hiring America’s heroes. 

For more information, visit or call us at (650) 550-8808.

By Robert A. Gordon Jr., President & CEO of Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Resident since 2017 

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Bob Gordon
Cypress Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park
(650) 550-8808

Robert Gordon Jr. began his career at his grandfather’s cemetery and funeral home as a teenager — he worked in every position, eventually rising to the level of Vice President. He went on to hold director positions at both the El Camino Group and Service Corporation International. Bob is now the President and CEO of the Cypress Lawn Cemetery Association. He is a licensed funeral director and cemetery broker. 

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