Casket Selection

a lady choosing a coffinAs a compassionate and understanding funeral home nestled in the heart of Glendora, California, we at Foothill Funeral know that choosing a casket can be a deeply emotional and significant decision. During such challenging times, it’s essential to approach this process with care and sensitivity. Today, we’re here to offer guidance on how to choose a casket that honors your loved one’s memory and reflects their unique personality. Continue reading Casket Selection

Plan a Funeral: 8 Steps

How to plan a funeralWould you know how to plan a funeral? Planning a funeral can be a difficult and emotional experience, but it is an essential part of saying goodbye to someone special. Whether you are organizing the arrangements beforehand or need to make plans after a loved one has passed away, there are several steps you can take to ensure that the funeral is a fitting and respectful tribute to their life. Continue reading Plan a Funeral: 8 Steps

Veteran Memorials

Veteran's Day In the midst of civil unrest, a pandemic, and election discord now is the perfect time to take a breather and focus on something upon which we can all agree. Military members deserve to be honored in life as well as in death. As we celebrate Veteran’s Day 2020, we want to thank everyone who has served. Foothill Funeral & Cremation proudly offers special memorial services for any veteran whose service meets the following parameters: Continue reading Veteran Memorials

Death Masks & Funeral Customs

Death Masks in COVID-19The wearing of masks has become compulsory for everyone who wants to protect themselves from the Coronavirus pandemic (or otherwise go out in public). So, as you mull over which type of facial covering to don, consider this. People have worn death masks for centuries. They protect people from diseases, demons, wartime side effects, and to guard against dental injury while playing sports. What’s more, death masks have long played an important role in many cultures since ancient times. Depending on the culture, masks have served myriad purposes. But in most cases, the masks used were anthropomorphic. Continue reading Death Masks & Funeral Customs

Your Funeral Your Way

Have it your way — be it a burger or your funeral.

Burger King launched a memorable commercial campaign in 1976. You may remember the jingle? “Hold the pickle. Hold the lettuce. Special orders don’t upset us. All we ask is that you let us have it your way.”

Your Funeral, Have it Your Way

The same could be said for the way we approach funeral plans and pre-planning. Although traditionalists may prefer the tried and true products, services and formal tone the funeral industry has relied on for countless years, other people (maybe you?) prefer a more customized approach. One recently deceased man, Shay Bradley, posthumously gained notoriety for doing just that. Struggling with a fatal disease, he knew death was imminent. So, he recorded himself and left instructions with family to play the recording as his casket was lowered into the ground. Continue reading Your Funeral Your Way