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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.

Take a Tour of Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland

The rich history of the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland spans a century. The chapel was founded in 1909, but the exquisite architecture was the product of the famous Berkeley architect Julia Morgan in 1928. Today, people choose Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland for end-of-life services because of its commitment to quality and historic reputation.

This video will walk you through the reception halls and sun-filled chapel of ornate stonework, statues, and mosaics. Watch the video to admire the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail that have made the chapel so famous.

Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland offers the perfect atmosphere to celebrate and remember the life of your loved one. Call us at (510) 992-6709 for more information.

Famous Burials at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland

John Lee Hooker

Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is a landmark that serves as the final resting place of many historic figures. Famous musicians, U.S. Congressmen, and athletes are just some of the celebrities buried on the grounds here:

  • Delta Blues Musician John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker was born on August 22, 1917 and laid to rest in the Chapel of the Chimes cemetery after his death on June 21, 2001. He grew up the son of a sharecropper in Mississippi but didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps. Instead, he pursued a career in music. His unique brand of country blues and his “talking blues” style earned him recognition nationwide. Hooker also appeared in the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers.

  • Baseball Great Dick Bartell

Richard William Bartell was a highly competitive American shortstop who served in WWII and played in three World Series. At 19, Richard Bartell, who went by the nickname “Rowdy Richard,” was the youngest player in the National League in the 1920s. He was born on November 22, 1907 in Chicago and died in 1997 in Alameda, California.

  • Oakland Raiders Owner Al Davis

After becoming the youngest person in professional football history to fill both head coach and general manager positions at the age of 33 in 1962, Al Davis eventually became the principal owner of the Oakland Raiders from 1972 to 2011. His signature tough-guy personality and motto, “Just win, baby,” made him a popular owner on the sports scene. Davis was born in 1929 in Brockton, Massachusetts and died in his Oakland home on October 28, 2011.   

Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is a top cremation service provider in Northern California. We offer funeral and cremation services to the residents of California. Give us a call today at (510) 992-6709, and ask about our free historical tours.

Funeral Arrangement Tips From Chapel of the Chimes Oakland

Rose on the tombstone

Funeral planning can be a trying experience. That’s why the best funeral homes make the process simple and affordable during your time of mourning.

Contact the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland at (510) 992-6709 for more information on funeral service arrangements. We also offer funeral service pre-planning.

FREE Historical Tour at Chapel of the Chimes Oakland!

Attention everyone!

Mark your calendars for our FREE Historical Tour! This will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am.

Please RSVP to Linda Charles at lcharles@lifemarkgroup.com

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Columbarium and Mausoleum

Columbaria and mausoleums are buildings used to house the remains of deceased loved ones. Visits to these places following the passing of a loved one are important. These visits help families become more at ease with their loved one’s passing and help people to feel more comfortable making important disposition decisions.

Take a look at this video for a virtual tour of the facilities at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. At Chapel of the Chimes, remains are held within beautiful granite niches. Many feature glass doors. These cases allow families to view the beautiful vases containing their loved one’s remains.

Your loved ones deserve the very best, and Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is one of the finest crematoriums in the area. Call us at (510) 992-6709 to learn more about our renowned columbaria.

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