Funeral and Memorial Services

A funeral or memorial service is one of the most sacred events any of us will ever prepare. Our compassionate and caring staff can assist you in planning a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for your loved one.

Whether you want a service that is indoors or outdoors, a memorial that is religious or nondenominational, we can help you create it. We are dedicated to assisting you in giving expression to the richness and beauty of a life that was like no other.

We embrace all traditions

CHAPEL SERVICE — Our Remembrance Room is an open, peaceful, contemporary space with a view of our beautiful patio waterfall. It is suitable for many different services, including: religious ceremonies, Circles of Friends and catered receptions. You are invited to bring your own creativity and personal vision to this unique space. Our Remembrance Room comfortably seats up to 125 individuals. If you desire a catered service, we can recommend several exceptional local caterers.

GRAVESIDE — Many families choose to hold a private service at graveside for a small, intimate group.

TREE PLANTING — We can arrange for you to plant a tree in memory of your loved one, as a lasting remembrance.

WITNESSED CREMATION — Fernwood’s Crematory is designed according to European and Buddhist standards to accommodate intimate ceremonies and gatherings. The ceremony typically precedes the cremation and ends as the crematory door closes.

JEWISH — Consecrated in 2010, Fernwood’s Gan Yarok is America’s first green Jewish cemetery. Our staff can help you plan a beautiful traditional Jewish service and burial.

BUDDHIST — We offer a Buddhist meditation area with a beautiful statue of Guan Yin for those who may want a silent memorial.

FULLY CUSTOMIZED – We can assist you in designing a truly unique memorial service for your loved one.

Services Schedule

If you wish, we can post the date and time of your memorial service in our memorial services schedule, for your convenience.


Memorial services: Packages available from $3,000
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If you would like to learn more about our services, please contact Fernwood Cemetery and Funeral Home at 415-383-7100 or through the form on our Contact page.

We invite you to visit us, meet with a member of our team, and take a guided walk around.

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