Sunnyvale, in Santa Clara County, California, is one of the major Silicon Valley cities. It is the seventh largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a population estimated at 150,000 people.
There are currently two funeral homes in Sunnyvale serving the residents. Both funeral homes are conveniently situated nearer than five miles to the city center. Cemeteries and memorial gardens serving Sunnyvale residents include the 72-acre Alta Mesa Memorial Park and Mission City Memorial Park in nearby Santa Clara.
Sunnyvale has a wide number of places of worship, counting among others: St Martin Catholic Church on Central Avenue, St Thomas' Episcopal Church on Sunset Avenue, Bar Yohai Sephardic Minyan on Astoria Drive, Saratoga Mosque on Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, and the Hindu Temple on Persian Drive.
The law in California requires a death to be recorded by the local registrar within eight days. Funeral homes in Sunnyvale will be able to provide you with further and more detailed information. Refrigeration or embalming is necessary if a burial or cremation does not take place within 24 hours of a death. An established cemetery should be used for the burial, and there are some restrictions concerning where ashes may be scattered.
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