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January 13, 2020

El Cerrito: Sunset View Cemetery; things to do


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Sunset View Cemetery  101 Colusa Ave., (510) 525-5111.  Daily 9am-5:30pm.

view of San Francisco from Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California
view of San Francisco from Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California

Founded in 1908 by Berkeley residents, this cemetery services Berkeley as well as El Cerrito, and Kensington, which it straddles.  The grounds run uphill, where some spectacular panoramic views are enjoyed of the Golden Gate Bridge, Francisco Bay, and downtown San Francisco skyline.   Special sections are devoted to Asians and children, and a mausoleum is located at the top.  Probably the most famous resident of the cemetery is actor Robert Culp.  cemetery map.
Guided historical walks through the cemetery are scheduled by the El Cerrito Historical Society.

baby gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California
baby gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California

vintage gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California
vintage gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California


Dean Witter gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California
Dean Witter gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California


Asian gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California
Asian gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California

Robert Culp gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California
Robert Culp gravesite at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California

waterfall and lily pond at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California
waterfall and lily pond at Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito, California


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images c2019 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


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