Pacific Interment Direct Cremation

Direct Cremation is the simplest form of cremation. Your loved one is collected, the cremation takes place without witnesses, and the ashes are returned to you.

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Bay Area Direct Cremation

Pacific Interment offers a compassionate and comprehensive service known as Direct Cremation. This option provides a respectful and efficient handling of the remains, ensuring a smooth process during this difficult time. Allow us to guide you through the details of our Direct Cremation service:

First and foremost, our dedicated team will handle the removal of the deceased from their place of passing, whether it be a hospital, coroner’s office, medical examiner facility, nursing home, private residence, convalescent care facility, or hospice (please click here for guidance on what to do when death occurs). You can trust us to carry out this task with the utmost respect and professionalism.

Following the removal, we provide refrigerated storage of the remains in our licensed morgue facility. This ensures that the proper conditions are maintained until the cremation process.

Our experienced staff takes care of all necessary documentation as part of our service. This includes completing both the medical and non-medical sections of the death certificate and obtaining the required signatures from doctors or coroners. We then file the death certificate and disposition permit with the local health department, relieving you of these responsibilities during this challenging time.

The actual cremation and processing of the cremated remains are conducted by our locally owned and operated crematory, which is included in the basic direct cremation fee. As part of this package, we provide a cardboard alternative cremation container and a temporary plastic urn for the return of the cremated remains. These items serve as a minimum vessel to hold the remains, fulfilling the legal requirements. Rest assured that the cremation process is carried out with the utmost care and respect.

After the cremation, the cremated remains will be released to the next of kin at either of our convenient locations. Our staff will be there to assist and support you during this step, ensuring a smooth and seamless handover.

Please note that there are additional crematory charges for remains weighing in excess of 250 lbs or taller than 6’7″. These fees cover the additional labor costs, fuel, and time required to complete the cremation process. You can view all of the pricing on our general price list.

At Pacific Interment, we understand the sensitivity of this time and are committed to providing a calming and supportive environment. If you have any questions or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you with compassion and care.

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Serving the Greater Bay Area

Pacific Interment is honored to provide our funeral and cremation services to families in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties. With deep roots in these communities, we understand the diverse needs and traditions that shape each county's unique fabric.

San Francisco

  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • North Beach
  • Haight-Ashbury
  • Castro
  • Bayview
  • Embarcadero
  • Union Square
  • Treasure Island
  • Japantown
  • Mission District
  • Nob Hill
  • Central Market
  • Presidio
  • Chinatown
  • Pacific Heights
  • Fillmore
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Alameda County

  • Oakland
  • Alameda
  • Albany
  • Berkeley
  • Dublin
  • Emeryville
  • Fremont
  • Hayward
  • Livermore
  • Newark
  • Piedmont
  • Pleasanton
  • San Leandro
  • Union City
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Contra Costa County

  • Concord
  • Richmond
  • Antioch
  • San Ramon
  • Walnut Creek
  • Pittsburg
  • Brentwood
  • Martinez
  • Oakley
  • Pleasant Hill
  • San Pablo
  • Hercules
  • Lafayette
  • El Cerrito
  • Pinole
  • Orinda
  • Moraga
  • Clayton
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Marin County

  • San Rafael
  • Novato
  • Kentfield
  • Belvedere
  • Ross
  • Lucas Valley
  • Corte Madera
  • San Anselmo
  • Marinwood
  • Fairfax
  • Sausalito
  • Strawberry
  • Larkspur
  • Tiburon
  • San Venetia
  • Mill Valley
  • Tamalpais
  • Marin City
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San Mateo County

  • Redwood City
  • Belmont
  • Brisbane
  • Burlingame
  • Daly City
  • East Palo Alto
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Menlo Park
  • Millbrae
  • Pacifica
  • San Bruno
  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo
  • South SF
  • Atherton
  • Colma
  • Woodside
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Santa Clara County

  • San Jose
  • Sunnyvale
  • Santa Clara
  • Mountain View
  • Milpitas
  • Palo Alto
  • Cupertino
  • Gilroy
  • Campbell
  • Morgan Hill
  • Saratoga
  • Los Gatos
  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Monte Sereno
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We own and operate our crematorium in Emeryville and have multiple locations for your convenience.

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