Embalming IS NOT required by law according to the State of California. Embalming is a temporary invasive formalderhyde based chemical procedure designed to inhibit decomposition. According to the World Health Organization, formalderhyde is a known carcinogen.
Refrigeration IS required by law in California. Refrigeration is a temporary preservation without invasive chemical treatment.
Services and visitations in churches or cemetery chapels can include viewing without embalming. Without embalming, your loved one will have a natural appearance. Our licensed embalmer, with over 40 years of experience, provides expertise and gentle care when providing this natural preparation.
Viewing is important to many family and friends. Viewing is held in churches prior to services and in chapels offered by various cemeteries in Colma.
If you would like to discuss the many options for Funeral Service Planning with a Viewing of your loved one, please ask Joe or Amy for more information.