• Love Local Artists? Come See Jazz at the Chimes

    Jazz at the Chimes 5-20-12

    Join others in celebrating jazz music and local artists at Chapel of the Chimes’ Jazz at the Chimes concerts. Our last two concerts sold out, entertaining 400 people with the best jazz musicians in the Bay Area. Now it’s your turn! Read below to learn more about our most recent event with The John Santos Latin Jazz Sextet that took place on May 20, 2012.

    • Great Talent

    John Santos is San Francisco native with strong roots in the musical traditions of Puerto Rico and American jazz. John grew up in the fertile musical environment of the Bay Area, where he perfected his craft. Over the past 35 years, his talent as a percussionist and music producer has been recognized in the industry with five Grammy nominations. Santos has worked with some of the best, including Dizzy Gillespie, the late Tito Puente, Max Roach, and Carlos Santana.  

    San Francisco jazz quartet Le Jazz Hot performed to a sold-out crowd at the last Jazz at the Chimes concert. Crowds came to see these accomplished and versatile musicians celebrate the music of Djando Reinhardt.

    • Fun for the Family

    On Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m., John Santos performed at our third Jazz at the Chimes concert. Jazz at the Chimes is a great opportunity to pull the kids away from the computer and get out for some quality family time. We encourage everyone to bring your whole family to our beautiful grounds to experience some great music, a beautiful atmosphere, and a piece of history at the next Jazz at the Chimes Event.

    Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland is proud to partner with the community in hosting leadership conferences, musical performances , and end-of-life services. We are a historical site and one of the top cremation service providers in Northern California. Call us at (510) 992-6709 for more information about the next Jazz at the Chimes event happening on July 15, 2012.

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  • Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

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  • 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.