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Because of our unique role in shepherding families through the process of grief, we know that we are more than just a business; we are a key part of the local community, and that’s a role we take seriously. We are honored to serve our neighbors during seasons of mourning and loss, and to provide comfort through uncertain times.

Since this community has been so supportive of us over the years, we believe strongly in giving back, remaining visible, and doing our part to promote the community’s wellbeing. We encourage our employees to volunteer their time in ways that serve their neighbors, and we delight in working closely with local caregivers, veterans, first responders, clergy, hospices, and charities. In short, we empower our employees to make a positive difference in the local community.

Giving back is part of what we do, and community involvement is intrinsic to our business model. We are grateful for every opportunity we have to serve our neighbors in this unique and special place.


You can find our latest posts on this page. Click on the calendar to review postings from prior periods and remember to check back here often!

Ching Ming Festival, Apr. 1 & 2, 2017


Qingming Festival ("Ching Ming" in USA) is when Chinese people visit the graves or burial grounds of their ancestors. The Qingming Festival is an opportunity for celebrants to remember and honour their ancestors at grave sites. Young and old pray before the ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, joss paper accessories, and/or libations to the ancestors. The rites have a long tradition in Asia, especially among farmers. Some people carry willow branches with them on Qingming or put willow branches on their gates and/or front doors. They believe that willow branches help ward off the evil spirit that wanders on Qingming. On Qingming, people go on family outings, start the spring plowing, sing, and dance. Qingming is also a time when young couples traditionally start courting. Another popular thing to do is to fly kites in the shapes of animals or characters from Chinese opera. Another common practice is to carry flowers instead of burning paper and incense.

Easter Sunrise Service - Apr. 16, 2017


Join us at 7:00 a.m. for our annual Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. This annual gathering is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Rolling Hills Memorial Park in the early morning as the park glistens under the rising sun.

Mother's Day - May 13 & 14, 2017


Mother's Day is the single busiest day at any cemetery. Once again, Rolling Hills staff as well as staff from Park Florist will be here on site both Saturday and Sunday, May 13th & 14th, 2017 to assist you with any of your needs.

Memorial Day - May 29, 2017


Join Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts from local troops, along with local High School Air Force JROTC and the Richmond Police Explorers on Memorial Day, Monday May 29th, 2017 in a moving recognition of our fallen heroes, including:

• Opening Flag Raising Ceremony at 8:00 a.m.

• Wreath Placement

• Flag Placement on Veterans’ Grave Spaces

• Fallen Veteran Memorial

• Fallen Emergency Responder Memorial

• Continuous Vigil Concluding with a Ceremony at 3:30 p.m.

Cemetery staff will be on-site all weekend, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday to assist you with all of your needs.

Chung Yeung - Oct. 28 & 29, 2017


According to the Chinese lunar calendar, this day falls on the ninth day of the ninth month. This is around early to mid-October in the western Gregorian calendar. It is a similar memorial day to Ching Ming and is commemorated in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. On Chung Yeung, families climb the hills to visit the graves of their ancestors. It has been a tradition for over 2000 years and came into being because a king, on the advice of a wise man, took his family into the mountains to visit his ancestors’ graves. Because he was away from his village, the king’s family survived a mass slaughter of all in his village. Other legends also exist about the origin of Chung Yeung. Today, it is a day of memorial. It is also a day of outings, family gatherings and picnics. Unfortunately, due to the large number of people going to visit graves, to offer burnt offerings and to have picnics, there is a higher incidence of hill fires getting out of control, even now when there are additional fireproof bins for hot ashes. Please be careful.

Veterans Day - Nov. 11, 2017


Join us along with Boy Scouts from various East Bay Scout Troops at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 for a flag raising and wreath ceremony in honor of all Veterans, living and deceased, who serve our country with honor and patriotic commitment. We hope to see you here.

Annual Memorial Tree Celebration - Dec. 2, 2017


Thank you for allowing us to care for your loved ones. You, your friends and family, are invited to honor your dearly departed by placing an ornament in their memory on our Christmas/Holiday tree during our annual Memorial Tree Celebration on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. We will provide clear plastic bulbs in which you can place notes, photographs, or other small memorabilia. Light refreshments will be served. We sincerely hope to see you here! RSVP: No later than Tuesday, November 28, 12:00 noon. By Phone: (510) 223-6161 By Email: wecare@rollinghillsmemorialpark.com

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