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Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is one of California's most beautiful historic buildings. We are a Crematory, Columbarium, and one of the top cremation service providers in Northern California.

Chapel of the Chimes: A Beautiful Place to Reside

burial urn

Choosing a place for your loved one to reside after death can be an emotional challenge. At Chapel of the Chimes, we provide a wide array of funeral, burial, and cremation options so that you can choose what is right for your family. Our facilities extend over one and a half blocks, and our buildings are considered to be some of California’s most beautiful and historic due to their gothic, romantic décor.

Cremation Chapel of the Chimes is the most desired cremation facility in the Bay area. Our original structure contained the first electric crematorium in the world. Since then, our columbarium—a location dedicated to the placement and memorialization of cremated remains—has expanded to include both indoor and weather-resistant outdoor niches. We offer placements for a single urn, couples, or entire families. Choosing cremation does not limit your funeral service options—we offer memorial services either before or after the cremation.

Entombment Our mausoleums, which were added by architect Aaron Green in 1959, make Chapel of the Chimes one of the most comprehensive end-of-life services providers. The mausoleum additions to the original columbarium structure allows for the above-ground entombment of casketed remains.

Traditional Burial In addition to entombment and cremation services, Chapel of the Chimes also provides traditional, in-ground burial services. You may pick the location, custom headstone, and service options for your loved one.

Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland was founded in 1909 and has strived to provide the most comprehensive end-of-life services for our customers ever since. Our buildings and grounds are praised for their design and beauty. We also offer pre-planning services, and we can discuss all of your options with you to help you make the right decision. Call us today at (510) 654-0123 to find out more.

View Our Beautiful Facilities in This Video

When choosing a resting place for your deceased loved one, it’s important to consider the facilities and the services available. At Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, we offer a wide variety of end-of-life services, including cremation, above-ground entombment, funeral services, and traditional burial.

This video provides a virtual tour of our grounds. It allows you to see our mausoleums, columbarium, and funeral service locations, as well as the rest of our décor and grounds.

Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is a beautiful location for your deceased loved one to reside in. If you have questions, or if you would like to tour the grounds in person, call us today at (510) 654-0123.

Cemetery and Funeral Benefits for Military Veterans

Military funeral

If you’ve suffered the loss of a loved one, it’s likely that you are overwhelmed. However, you don’t have to grieve alone; there are many ways that your funeral home can assist you during this time. There are also unique benefits for military veterans who have passed. Here is a brief overview of benefits and services available to you if your recently deceased loved one was a veteran:

Burial Allowance

A burial allowance is a partial reimbursement of a veteran’s cremation or burial and funeral costs. The amounts given will vary, depending if the death was service-related:

· Active-Duty Deaths: All costs will be covered by the military.

· Service-Related Deaths: Veterans’ Affairs (VA) will pay up to $2,000 toward burial and funeral costs.

· Non-Service Related Deaths: V.A. will pay up to $300 for burial and funeral allowances and up to $300 for plot interment (up to $600 total). Under the Veterans’ Benefit Act of 2010, any deaths that occur after Oct. 1, 2011 will receive up to $700 for burial allowances and up to $700 for plot interment.

· Eligibility: The veteran cannot have been dishonorably discharged. There is no time limit for filing under service-related deaths. Non-service related deaths should be filed for reimbursement within two years.

Other Benefits

· Burial in a national veteran cemetery may be granted. Spouses are also granted the right to be buried in these cemeteries, though space cannot be reserved ahead of time, and plots next to the deceased spouse are not guaranteed.

· Perpetual care for the grave, a government headstone or marker, burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate are given to the family at no cost.

· A Military Honors Funeral service is available for veterans upon the family’s request. This includes the folding of the burial flag and the playing of Taps.

If you have lost a loved one who was a military veteran, Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland can help with your funeral preparation, burial, or cremation needs. We offer a variety of veteran’s services for the deceased. To learn more, call us today at (510) 654-0123.

More About Chapel Of The Chimes In Oakland With These Excellent Resources

Final Home Coming

Chapel of the Chimes is one of California’s most beautiful historic buildings, and we offer some of the Bay Area’s most desired cremation services. Follow these links to learn more about our long history as well as our upcoming summer events:

  • For an overview of Chapel of the Chimes’ history, read this article.
  • Renowned architect Julia Morgan designed over 700 buildings in her lifetime. Find out more about her life and projects on this page.
  • An associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, Aaron Green designed Chapel of the Chimes Oakland’s mausoleums. Learn more about his life by reading this resource.
  • Chapel of the Chimes hosts a music festival every summer solstice called Garden of Memory. Read about this event on this page.
  • If you like jazz music, you might want to check out our Jazz at the Chimes events. Read this article to learn more.

For more information on the end-of-life services we can provide for your deceased loved one, contact Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland by calling (510) 654-0123 or visiting our website.

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