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I would highly recommend the
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in Apex,
and would not hesitate to use them again if faced again with the death of a
loved one. They are a family-run business that understands family and has a sterling,
old-fashioned work ethic and business integrity. Their rates are reasonable,
and they provide you with an up-front list, which made us more comfortable that
there wouldn’t be any unpleasant surprises later. They were extremely kind and caring
in our time of grief. They were especially attentive to my mother, who was
devastated by the loss of our father after over 50 years of marriage. They
patiently helped us with all the things we needed to take care of. Although
they didn’t actually give us any grief counseling, they were so caring and
understanding that, at times, I almost felt like they were professional grief
counselors. They also did things to help
out with the mountain of things to take care of after a death, such as home-delivering
documents to us so as to spare us the trouble of picking them up. I cannot say enough good things. God bless
them.


- Sara M.
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His death occurred while visiting out of state in Bradenton, Florida. Because it was unexpected (massive heart attack), his body was taken to the County Medical Examiner's office. When the Medical Examiner's office notified me, I was at a loss as to what to do. I Googled the crematories in the area in an effort to comply with my husband's wishes for same. There were too many choices.
THEN I remembered ANGIE'S LIST. Being a member, I called them and they verified
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as having EXCELLENT reviews. When I had to call the Medical Examiner back with a FAX number for her to send forms to me, the subject of my "funeral plans" came up and I told her I was leaning toward
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from what I had read on their website and the ANGIE'S LIST verification of their status.
She said "Oh, they're a great choice, nice people...we have good experience with THEM".
I decided then and there. IT was all handled by phone. They are a small family operation who pick up and transport the remains and perform the cremation and, if you wish, ship the remains Express overnight US Mail to your door.
I spoke with them several times during the process of arrangements. They are sensitive and answer any stupid or indelicate question you throw at them. I had many, the worst being in the end, "How can I not be tormented the rest of my life wondering if I got the right ashes?" A very spiritual sensitive man/partner named
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explained that he was the one who actually cremated my husband. <---- This is why I didn't want to chose a large crematory or funeral home. Nothing I say will make this easier on you, especially not the part where the
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comes and then you sit all day crying...and thinking... with your loved one reduced to ten pounds of ashes in a box on your lap. The experience is made as painless as possible by
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and
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. God bless THEM and YOU if you are reading this at a bad or needy time. I hope this helped. ~
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- Linda F.
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My wife works for
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. In my opinion they are an excellent funeral home. They do everything possible to assist the bereaved in their time of need.
About once a month I get this email. I think that since my wife is employed by
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you do not need to keep asking for my opinion.
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is an excellent funeral home. I have been receiving your email once a month for several months. I do not feel that it is appropriate for you to contact me regarding. the funeral home.
- Ronald V.
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I can't say enough about what a favorable experience we had at
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. My brother died suddenly.
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Trolia and his son walked us through every element of the preparations with dignity and genuine compassion. They were extremely responsive and even helped us manage a difficult family situation. Their pricing is competitive with their chain counterparts and they offer a full range of services without a bit of pressure sales tactics. Skip the chains, this family owned business is an exceptional value and a real comfort during a difficult time.
- Mary S.
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The entire experience with
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was horrible. We contacted Sunrise because they advertise as a non profit and because their location in
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was close to Snohomish County Medical Examiner. We live in Seattle and
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offered to come to our home to make the arrangements. We initially thought this was very nice. Mr.
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arrived on time but wasn't prepared with prices, pictures of urns and didn't even know the sales tax in Seattle. While filling out the forms to arrange for sister's cremation, I had to look up sales tax and the Sunrise website to look at the pictures of urns on my laptop.This was very disturbing and it should have been the red flag to ask him to leave. It was a very stressful time for me so I continued to fill out the paperwork and choose an urn. During this time Mr.
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would say"don't worry about this part of the form the girl in the office will complete them." He said he would make copies of the forms and mail them to me. Second red flag! I made copies myself but haven't received the copies of the forms he promised. As he left he said cheerfully "what are you doing to celebrate the 4th of
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?" Then said "oh sorry I guess I didn't think that through." He then proceeded to tell me how he was celebrating! Totally unaware of how inappropriate he was. Third red flag! When I got the call that the ashes were ready to be picked up the woman was rude and inappropriate as well. Fourth red flag! Another sister and I went to pick up the urn and box of remaining ashes for a future celebration of our youngest sister's life. The office looked like an "ambulance chaser's "office with cheap vinyl banners. No wonder he offered to come to my house! There was no one at the front desk , someone yells out "be right there". Fifth red flag! I tell Mr.
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my name and that we were there to pick up my sister's ashes. He comes back with the box. When asked where's the urn I paid you for, he said "stay here I'll be right back." He went into an office not 10 feet away from where we were standing. We could hear him opening the box! He came out of the room with a velvet box with the heart shaped urn inside and the original box. The original box wasn't closed completely and when I commented on this he said" what do you want me to do scotch tape it." I told him this whole experience was very unprofessional and he became indignant. When we got to our car, both of us were very upset. My sister opened the velvet box, picked up the urn and ashes are leaking out it into the velvet box because Mr.
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hasn't properly sealed it. I was contacted by
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from the office regarding the death certificates for "my mother". When I corrected her that they were for my sister, she said "oh my bad!" Bad doesn't even describe this entire experience. Words can't express how inappropriate and unprofessional the entire process was during what was already a very difficult time. My sister deserved more dignity. I have been told by departments that were involved in the process that they have had many complaints about
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. After all of this we find out the cremation wasn't even preformed in
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but in
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! I have filed a complaint with
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State Dept of Licensing for Funeral Directors. I can only hope that no one else has to go through this kind of treatment.
- Shelley D.
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We worked with an inexperienced person, Laonardo. I think things would have been smoother if he had been better trained. There were miscommunications over the obituary and the food. Other than that, it went extremely well. The funeral director straightened things out although I still believe there were overcharges and misunderstandings on the obituary. The facilities are beautiful. I have purchased a prepaid buriel for my mom and
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, and am glad that I did, because I believe they have such beautiful facilities to hold the memorial.
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's actual memorial could not have been nicer, because the funeral director made sure that everything went smoothly after I voiced my concerns about the misunderstandings of the food and obituary.
- BARBARA R.
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My beautiful Becca died at 3:00am on the 3rd of
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at 3:30am and the answering service was very understanding and put me right through to
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expressed her sincere condolences and was most helpful guiding me through the process of having Becca picked up as soon as possible. By 6:45am a gentleman, dressed in suit and tie, arrived and lovingly took Becca.
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personnel contacted me several times between the time of Becca's death and the time that her ashes were ready for pickup just to be sure I was doing okay. Everyone was thoughtful, helpful, kind, and treated Becca as a member of the family, just as she had been to me for 14 years.
When I went to pick up Becca's ashes, I received a beautiful urn covered in paw prints and a touching verse on the top. Also, there was a personal, handwritten sympathy card and a sandstone keepsake plaque with Becca's paw print inked on it, along with her name. The plaque was wrapped in tissue with a paw prints ribbon tying it. Small touches to make me know they had treated my Becca with dignity and respect for the time they had her, and returned her to me in the most caring way possible.


- Belinda W.
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This was, and is, still a hard subject to revisit.
My husband,
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, died on May 19, 2014 and because of hang-ups with the VA the burial took a long time.
On June 2, we had a service in the mortuary and on June 3, my husband was buried in the National Cemetery on Cave Creek Road, in
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.
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, the Owner/Mortician, is so knowledgeable when it comes to going through the hoops of the VA. Really, I do not know what we would have done without him.
The room where the Service was held is really a first class room. Everything that we needed was given, sometimes before we knew we needed it.
If you would like to see what the
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looks like they have an engaging Website. You can even look up my husband's Obituary to see just what all they do and what their Mortuary looks like.
Would I use
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again??? This may sound a bit weird, but I will be using this facility for myself.
- Pat G.
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and his crew are fantastic.
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has done work for me on several occasions in the past year. The quality of his work has been excellent every time. He does each job better than I expect every single time. He is on time every time, and even calls several days in advance to confirm that he will be there - very unusual for service providers and very reassuring. I highly recommend
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- Peter S.
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Very professional and compassionate. Came to our home for the arrangements and delivered the death certificate and ashes after the cremation to my home. Prices were exactly as listed on their website.
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was caring and did a great job with all the details. She kept us updated on the progress of the death certificate. I would use them again. No
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fees.
Highly recommend.
- Amanda M.
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A Cut Above Limo

40141 Santa Teresa Common
Fremont, CA

Alameda Family Funeral & Cremation

12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd.
Saratoga, CA

Alameda Funeral and Cremation Services

1415 Oak Street
Alameda, CA

CAPORGNO & CO EVERGREEN CHAPEL

6690 FOOTHILL BLVD
Oakland, CA

CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES

4499 PIEDMONT AVE
Oakland, CA

CLARENCE N COOPER MORTUARY

1580 FRUITVALE AVE
Oakland, CA

COLONIAL CHAPEL

2626 HIGH ST
Oakland, CA

COLONIAL CHAPELS

1000 REDWOOD ST
Vallejo, CA

Colonial Life

1401 Willow Pass Road
Concord, CA

Deer Creek Funeral Service

7440 San Ramon Rd
Dublin, CA

Deer Creek Funeral Service

16190 Foothill Blvd
San Leandro, CA

Duggan's Serra Mortuary

500 Westlake Avenue
Daly City, CA

ELLIS-OLSON MORTUARY

4401 HOWE ST
Oakland, CA

Enliven Nail & Spa

570 Masonic Way
Belmont, CA

Foo Bar

San Francisco, CA

FOUCHE'S HUDSON FUNERAL HOME

3665 TELEGRAPH AVE
Oakland, CA

Fremont Chapel of the Roses

1940 Peralta Blvd.
Fremont, CA

Fremont Memorial Chapel

3723 Peralta Blvd.
Fremont, CA

GOLDEN MEMORIAL

7405 MACARTHUR BLVD
Oakland, CA

GRANT MILLER JOHN COX

2850 TELEGRAPH AVE
Oakland, CA

Heavenly Harpist

San Rafael, CA

JACKSON FUNERAL HOME

3630 TELEGRAPH AVE
Oakland, CA

Lance Aaron/ Professional Online Portrait Artist

208 Nancy Lou Drive
Missoula, MT

Livescans2go

1333 Bynum Way
Oakley, CA

LOTUS MEMORIAL LLC

1212 FRANKLIN ST
Oakland, CA

MC NARY-MORGAN-GREENE

3630 TELEGRAPH AVE
Oakland, CA

Nautilus Society

6450 Camden Street
Oakland, CA

NEPTUNE SOCIETY

490 GRAND AVE
Oakland, CA

Neptune Society of Central California

798 S 2nd St
San Jose, CA

OAK PARK HILLS CHAPEL CRMTN

3111 N MAIN ST
Walnut Creek, CA

Oceanic West

P.O. Box 1310
Belvedere Tiburon, CA

Pacific Interment Mortuary & Crematory Service

2100 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA

Reverse Mortgage Group a branch of AmericanPacific

3478 Buskirk Ave #1025
Pleasant Hill, CA

Santa Cruz Watsonville Cremation & Burial Service

550 Soquel San Jose Road
Soquel, CA

Sunrise Grading & Paving

588 Lott Drive
Brentwood, CA

Sunset Funeral, Cremation & Casket Company

584 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA

Sunset Funeral, Cremation & Casket Company

584 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA

Trident Society

1620 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA

WHITTED WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME

5500 FOOTHILL BLVD
Oakland, CA
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