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Personalization: Honoring a Life in a Unique Way

Every person who walks this earth is unique. Each person has their own experiences, hobbies, interests, and more that create the tapestry of their one-of-a-kind journey. 

At Cypress Lawn, we believe in celebrating life in all forms. When it comes time to plan a funeral or memorial service for a loved one, we want you to be able to share all the details of their life story. We offer a wide variety of personalization options for any service you plan with us. 

From butterfly releases, candlelight services, live music, and video tributes to receptions, memory tables, and more, there are an unlimited number of ways your family can incorporate special elements into any service at Cypress Lawn. 

Was your grandmother passionate about gardening? We can help coordinate a special floral tribute, including handing out seeds of her favorite flower to guests so they can plant them in their own gardens. Or maybe your uncle loved making his special pie? We can help you serve his recipe at a reception and even print it out as a special keepsake for guests. 

If it is important to your family to include any specific cultural or religious traditions, ask our staff. Our caring team of professionals has vast experience serving families of all different cultures and religions within the Bay Area. 

Whether you prefer a formal, traditional service in one of our historic chapels led by a clergy member or a contemporary, laidback outdoor service hosted by a celebrant, we are able to meet your needs. 

Do you have a specific vision for your loved one’s service? Please don’t hesitate to ask our team of professionals for assistance. We know you want every detail of the service you plan to be perfect, and we will help you in any way we can to accommodate your family’s wishes. 

With generations of experience, our expert care team is there for you whenever you need us. Call us anytime at 650-550-8808 or learn more at CypressLawn.com. 


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


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End of Life
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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