Fremont, situated in the East Bay region of San Francisco, is the fourth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area, with population of about 225,000. It was formed from the merger of five smaller communities in 1956.
There are three funeral homes in Fremont with several more in the surrounding area. Two of these funeral homes are close to the center of Fremont.
Fremont has four crematoriums, and it has seven cemeteries, ranging from Cedar Lawn Cemetery on Warm Springs Boulevard, and Irvington Memorial Cemetery on Chapel Way, to Centerville Pioneer Cemetery on Bonde Way, in which a number of Fremont’s founding pioneers are buried.
Fremont has a broad variety of places of worship, such as St. James Episcopal Church on Cabrillo Terrace, St. James Apostle Catholic Church on Fremont Boulevard, Temple Beth Torah Synagogue on Paseo Padre Parkway, and Masjid Zakariya Mosque on Albrae Street.
The regulations of California demand that the local registrar must be presented with a death certificate within eight days of death and prior to cremation or burial. There is also a requirement that a loved one is embalmed if the burial or cremation does not take place within 24 hours. Burial must take place in an established cemetery, and there are restrictions as to where ashes may be scattered. Any of the funeral homes in Fremont will be able to provide advice regarding these requirements.
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