News & Events

Skylawn gives every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share and remember through our news & events. Each of our educational, grief support and remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range — and it is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds and ease sorrows.  We invite you to check in regularly to get details about upcoming events and learning opportunities.


  • Begins
    18 Jan

    Funeral Planning Seminars

    Join us for a discussion in a relaxed environment to learn about the importance of putting a plan in place today. There will be no selling — only information to share. Learn about: At-need versus pre-need benefits Veteran’s benefits Travel protection Why insurance should not be used for purchasing burial needs The 72 decisions that

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  • Begins
    30 Mar

    Ching Ming 2019

    Join us for Ching Ming 2019 Show your respect for your ancestors at Skylawn Memorial Park on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31. Place the names of your loved ones on our special Wall of Honor, visit ancestral graves and enjoy the picnic-like setting on this traditional day of worship. Schedule for Saturday and

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  • 27 May

    Memorial Day 2019

    Honoring Our Veterans Join us to pay tribute to the men and women who served and sacrificed for our country. Event Details Honorary Speaker Half Moon Bay Mayor Deborah Penrose Military Tribute, Stewart Tartan Pipes & Drums Honor Guard and Dove Release Free concert featuring the West Coast Ramblers All-American lunch with hot dogs, potato

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  • Why Choose Cremation? 

    Why Choose Cremation? 

    Although burial has traditionally been the preferred option in the United States, cremation is becoming increasingly popular. In fact, cremation outpaced burial in this country in 2015, and the trend is continuing. Is it the right option for you? Some people worry that their faith will prohibit them from being cremated, but in fact, many organized religions now acknowledge the

  • The Swedish Art of Death Cleaning: Is It For You?

    The Swedish Art of Death Cleaning: Is It For You?

    The Swedish practice of dostadning — otherwise known as “death cleaning — is gaining popularity in the United States, and it’s not as morbid as it sounds.  Explained by Swedish author Margareta Magnusson in her book, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, dostadning is the process of minimizing in preparation for the end of life. It’s all about beginning to downsize in order to make life easier for

  • How to Comfort Bereaved Parents

    How to Comfort Bereaved Parents

    Losing a loved one is always difficult and painful. Losing a child can be a particularly devastating loss. How can you help parents who have experienced this kind of tragedy?  It’s not difficult to find a way to reach out. The important thing is to make an effort to let the grieving parents know you care. 

  • How to Reach Out During the Holidays

    How to Reach Out During the Holidays

    For many of us, the holidays are a warm and happy time. We gather with loved ones, fondly remember holidays past and celebrate the cheer of the season.   People who are struggling with grief or depression, however, don’t often see the holidays that way. Especially if the loss of a loved one is fresh, the person might be

  • Jeffrey Abitsch

    Jeffrey Abitsch

    Jeffrey Abitsch passed away November 11, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to Skylawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Highway 92 @ Skyline Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402 650-349-4411. Service details and obituary will be posted as soon as they become available.

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