Obituaries

Judith Solomon
B: 1938-06-23
D: 2017-04-23
View Details
Solomon, Judith
Maxine Siskind
B: 1933-06-23
D: 2017-04-22
View Details
Siskind, Maxine
Albert Gottschalk
B: 1924-08-24
D: 2017-04-21
View Details
Gottschalk, Albert
Elie Cheikka
B: 1942-11-17
D: 2017-04-17
View Details
Cheikka, Elie
Jonathan Jay
B: 1972-06-11
D: 2017-04-17
View Details
Jay, Jonathan
Robert Kolkey
B: 1924-06-22
D: 2017-04-16
View Details
Kolkey, Robert
Marion Hirsch
B: 1931-06-02
D: 2017-04-14
View Details
Hirsch, Marion
Faye Schwarz
B: 1923-08-28
D: 2017-04-12
View Details
Schwarz, Faye
Edith Zybelman
B: 1924-10-24
D: 2017-04-10
View Details
Zybelman, Edith
Edith Kahn
B: 1922-02-04
D: 2017-04-02
View Details
Kahn, Edith
Louis Schwartz
B: 1940-09-19
D: 2017-03-27
View Details
Schwartz, Louis
Robert Smith
B: 1951-05-29
D: 2017-03-27
View Details
Smith, Robert
Irwin Silverstein
B: 1923-03-19
D: 2017-03-26
View Details
Silverstein, Irwin
Gerald Rosen
B: 1933-06-24
D: 2017-02-28
View Details
Rosen, Gerald
Irving Weiner
B: 1921-11-07
D: 2017-02-26
View Details
Weiner, Irving
John Bloomberg
B: 1935-10-20
D: 2017-02-22
View Details
Bloomberg, John
Stanislav Korol
B: 1938-03-31
D: 2017-02-21
View Details
Korol, Stanislav
Bernice Gale
B: 1925-10-02
D: 2017-02-17
View Details
Gale, Bernice
Victoria Saven
B: 1927-10-24
D: 2017-02-15
View Details
Saven, Victoria
Sidney Sandler
B: 1922-09-27
D: 2017-02-12
View Details
Sandler, Sidney
Joel Moskowitz
B: 1932-06-18
D: 2017-02-11
View Details
Moskowitz, Joel

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
6316 El Cajon Blvd.
SAN DIEGO, CA 92115
Phone: (619) 583-8850
Fax: (619) 583-6043

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Yahrzeit Calculator

Generate a list of Yahrzeit dates, Hebrew Birthdays, or Hebrew Anniversaries.

A Death has Occurred

So, Who Do You Call First?

Whether you were sitting right next to the bed, or was unfortunate to get a call at 2 a.m. with news of a death of someone you loved, chances are your first feelings were of “being numb” and confused. But, if you're responsible for making the funeral arrangements or executing the will, you really can’t give into the shock or grief - you’ve got to move forward, and take care of things.

When someone dies, what you do first depends on the circumstances of the death. When the death occurs in a hospital or similar care facility, the staff will usually take care of some arrangements, such as contacting the funeral home you choose.

However, you – or a designated family member or friend – will need to notify others. We’ve found it will make it easier on you if just a few phone calls are made to other relatives or friends, where you ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people. In that way, the burden of spreading the news isn't all on you.

And if you are facing this situation alone, then ask a friend or neighbor to keep you company while you make these calls. In that way, you’ll be better able to cope with the first hours after the death.
 
One of the first calls which should be made is to a licensed Funeral Director. Naturally, we'd like you to call us 619-583-8850. But whether you choose to trust one of our funeral professionals to care for your loved one, or select a different funeral home, you should know that the Funeral Director will help you:

  • Transport the body
  • Obtain a death certificate
  • Select a casket
  • Arrange the funeral, memorial and/or burial service
  • Coordinate with Cemetery, Rabbi, etc.
  • Offer grief support
  • Direct you to other resources
     

Don’t Forget to Call the Employer

Was your loved one employed? Then, you'll need to call his or her employer immediately, to let them know of the passing, and the resulting change in their staffing arrangements.

At some later point (most likely when the funeral is over), you should ask about the deceased's benefits and any pay, which is owed to them, including vacation or sick time.

Also ask if you or other dependents are still eligible for benefit coverage through the company. And, you might ask whether there is a life insurance policy through the employer, who the beneficiary is, and how to file a claim.
 

Call the Life Insurance Company

If your loved one had a life insurance policy, locate the related paperwork. Call the agent or the company and ask how to file a claim. Usually the beneficiary (or the beneficiary's guardian, if a minor) must complete the claim forms and related paperwork.

You'll need to submit a certified copy of the death certificate and a claimant's statement to establish proof of claim. Remember to ask about payment options. You may have a choice between receiving a lump sum, and the having the insurance company place the money in an interest-bearing account from which you can write checks.

For more information on what's involved with funeral planning click here or contact us.