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About Us

The Chapel of the Chimes Difference

Our Purpose

Since 1872, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Hayward community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.

Words we live by
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
Our Family is here for yours

Our pledge

What we stand for

We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.

Care
We treat you and your loved one as if you were our part of our own family, providing the support and serenity you need.
Comfort
We go the extra mile to ensure that families are given the compassion they so desperately need during this time.
Plan
We are your trusted guide in times of immediate need, as well as when you're ready to make plans for the future.
History & Staff

Our Story

Learn the legacy

We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.

Deep roots in the East Bay community

Chapel of the Chimes Hayward Funeral Home and Memorial Park has deep roots in the East Bay’s diverse cultural and ethnic community, having served families in the area since 1872.

An exquisite setting to celebrate life

With sweeping views of the Bay Area and stunning pastoral scenery, this meticulously maintained 61-acre property is an exquisite setting in which to celebrate the life of a loved one. It is also the final resting place for some of the area’s most notable pioneers.

One-stop convenience

Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, Chapel of the Chimes Hayward Funeral Home and Memorial Park is a full-service facility offering the one-stop convenience of an expansive funeral home, cemetery and on-site crematory.

Quality, sincerity and trust

Having provided exceptional service for more than 145 years, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve built on quality, sincerity and trust, with services that celebrate the life of each individual and respect the wishes of every family.

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Chapel of the Chimes by the numbers

100K+

Legacies Honored

150+

Years in Business

5.3M+

Moments Remembered

Locations

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Our team

Meet our amazing staff

We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.

Elizabeth Mendoza

Elizabeth Mendoza

Call Center Agent

Kristen Catap

Kristen Catap

Family Service Advisor

Dora  Lepe

Dora Lepe

Community Service Supervisor

Sophie Aretta

Sophie Aretta

Community Service Advisor

Daira Hipolito

Daira Hipolito

Funeral Arranger

Kimberley Elliott

Kimberley Elliott

Funeral Arranger

Mele Lasike

Mele Lasike

Funeral Arranger

Sarah Zamora

Sarah Zamora

Funeral Arranger

Jeffrey Orozco Sr

Jeffrey Orozco Sr

Embalmer

Landist Harris

Landist Harris

Embalmer

Dijnae Savage

Dijnae Savage

Crematory Operator

Paul Newton

Paul Newton

Crematory Operator

Mimi Jennings

Mimi Jennings

Care Center Associate

Yesenia Martinez

Yesenia Martinez

Care Center Associate

Joshua Nacu

Joshua Nacu

Print Center Specialist

Andrew Serna

Andrew Serna

Funeral Associate

Becky Lopez

Becky Lopez

Funeral Associate

Besh Duenas

Besh Duenas

Funeral Associate

Cassaundra  DeLaCruz

Cassaundra DeLaCruz

Funeral Associate

Drew Hutton

Drew Hutton

Funeral Associate

Erica Oropeza

Erica Oropeza

Funeral Associate

James  Campbell

James Campbell

Funeral Associate

Kris Hurtado

Kris Hurtado

Funeral Associate

Marta Turrubiartes

Marta Turrubiartes

Funeral Associate

Nate Baslee

Nate Baslee

Funeral Associate

Norma Sarinana

Norma Sarinana

Funeral Associate

Vince Yeager

Vince Yeager

Funeral Associate

Zane Mufty

Zane Mufty

Funeral Associate

Artemia Rico

Artemia Rico

Housekeeper

Carmen Morales

Carmen Morales

Housekeeper

Briann Wilson

Briann Wilson

Clerical and Administrative Specialist II

Kathryn Rogers

Kathryn Rogers

Clerical and Administrative Specialist I

Cesar Rojas

Cesar Rojas

Cemetery Caretaker

Ezequiel  Juarez

Ezequiel Juarez

Cemetery Caretaker

Jose  Arreguin

Jose Arreguin

Cemetery Caretaker

Jose Luis Garcia

Jose Luis Garcia

Cemetery Caretaker

Julia  Villarreal

Julia Villarreal

Cemetery Caretaker

Manuel Salazar

Manuel Salazar

Cemetery Caretaker

Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez

Cemetery Caretaker

Rodolfo  Guzman

Rodolfo Guzman

Cemetery Caretaker

Kevin Horton

Kevin Horton

Facility Maintenance

Why Us

We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.

Memorable Tributes
Full-Service Arrangements
We proudly provide both funeral and cemetery arrangements to make the process seamless and customized to your needs.
Online Funerals
We've adapted our services to make it easier for friends and family to participate from home. Please call us at (510) 400-4442 talk through your options.
24/7/365 Care
For generations we have stood by our commitment to caring for our community. We're here for you anytime you need us.
Virtual Appointments
All arrangements can now be made remotely. We'll work together however you feel comfortable, whether it's by phone, video conference or email.
Committed to Service

Awards

2023

Top Workplaces USA 2023
Testimonials

What Families Are Saying

Real Stories from Real People

Professional, detailed oriented, listen and understand our particular need, provide services exactly meet our need. Highly recommended.

Author: Feiya Moh rated with 5 stars

News & Events

Happening at Chapel of the Chimes

Event Apr. 18, 2024

Spring 2024 Cemetery Clean Up

To Our Valued Community Members, We are reaching out to you to notify you of our Spring 2024 Cemetery Clean Up. You may have seen our signs posted around our property or our notifications on social media of this upcoming event. We will be breaking the Clean Up into 8 weeks during which time we will slowly move through our Memorial Park. This will be a time to not only clean and maintain grave spaces and gardens, but also to reset location finder pins, verify proper working of irrigation, address damage, and do regular lawn maintenance. We will be slightly adjusting how we clean during this clean up. Items that are on or are touching markers, and do not inhibit lawn maintenance will be left in place. Items that are on the grass and are not touching the marker or do inhibit lawn maintenance will be removed and placed directly on the marker. We will still be asking the community to temporarily remove decorations from their loved ones’ graves prior to our entry into the scheduled sections. Should family and friends be unavailable or unable to remove decorations, we will carefully move decorations. Care will be taken so as not to damage any articles placed on graves, and to keep all items contained and available. Decorations from larger, more heavily decorated gardens may need to be placed a small distance from the garden, but we will be placing them in a manner that makes them easy to find. Unfortunately, we will not be able to replace items on graves, but we will work diligently to treat all items with care and concern so as to make it as easy as possible to redecorate. Fresh flowers will be left in vases at the grave location. Starting the week of each garden’s clean up, we will be re-enforcing page 27 Section XIV.2.e-f AND page 27 Section XIV.2.f-g from our Rules and Regulations and General Information for Owner(s) of Interment Rights of Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Hayward, California (available in full upon request). Specifically, we will be re-enforcing the portion of the rule that prohibits fences (fencing often encroaches on neighboring graves and makes mowing difficult), as well as shells, stones, pebbles, etc. (these items become dangerous projectiles should a lawnmower inadvertently pass over them), unless granted prior written permission or written approval upon review. Additionally, this covers the rule that flags may not exceed 10” in total length (length is defined as the longest edge of the flag). Non-Approved flags will not be permitted. Approved vs. Non-Approved is at the discretion of Cemetery Management. It is not our intention to limit family and friends’ memorialization of loved ones’ grave spaces, but rather to bring Chapel of the Chimes back closer to the Rules and Regulations that allow us to properly maintain the grounds. A copy of the full Rules and Regulations is available from our front desk and is attached to this email. A map and schedule are attached for ease of use. The schedule is as follows: · March 10-16: Cypress I & II, Serenity Garden, Gulshane Rahmat · March 17-23: Brookside Cremation Garden, Garden of Hope, Sharray Shalom, Hillview · March 24-29: Bayview, Grandview, Bai En Yuan, Lotus Family Estates, Bai Ling Yuan, Garden of Love, Sunset Garden, Hillside Garden, Garden of Memory, Garden of Remembrance · March 30-April 6: No Clean Up · April 7-13: Garden of Mercy, Garden of Eternal Life, Mission Terrace · April 14-20: Garden of Noor I-V, Sharray Chayyim, Garden of Tranquility, Our Lady of Fatima I & II · April 21-27: Garden of Peace, Sunrise Garden I-III · April 28-May 4: Garden of Tribute, Garden of Honor I, Garden of Honor II, Serenity Terrace, Garden of Reflection · May 5-May 11: Sanctuary Circle, Jardines del Recuerdo, Santo Nino · INDOOR AND OUTDOOR MAUSOLEUMS WILL BE CLEANED AND POWERWASHED YEARLY DURING THE 2ND AND 3RD WEEKS OF JULY *Please be aware: we will remove and dispose of items that are obviously broken, are in extreme disrepair, or pose a hazard. Glass vases are not permitted in any garden, but we will make plastic vases available to you should you wish to trade in your glass ones. Any items not on the marker itself will be placed, to our best ability, on the marker. In cases of larger quantities of memorabilia, items will be boxed or bagged as usual. After the conclusion of the Spring Clean-Up, property not replaced on graves will be held in an easily accessible area for a time. We will bear in mind that for many families, regular visits are not possible, and property may be held until the next clean-up. Please reach out with questions or concerns and our staff will be able to assist. If you would like to be notified of future clean-ups, please submit a request with your contact information in the Contact Us portion of our website.

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We offer a healthy work/life balance and invite ideas and innovation. Chapel of the Chimes Hayward Funeral Home and Memorial Park is where our team members' purpose and passion unite.

Why Plan Ahead?

Plan for the future, today.
By planning your funeral, you can make sure your life is celebrated the way you want, and give your loved ones the peace-of-mind they need when the time comes.