About

Since 1953, El Cajon Mortuary & Cremation Service has provided personalized and professional funeral services and cremation services to people from all walks of life. Throughout that time, our offerings have evolved to reflect the needs of San Diego-area families, but the funeral home’s commitment has always been to care for those who have lost loved ones with dignity and respect—and to provide peace of mind in troubled times.

Communities served

  • Alpine
  • El Cajon
  • La Mesa
  • Lakeside
  • Miramar
  • Rancho San Diego
  • San Diego
  • Santee

Personalized funeral services

Lobby at El Cajon Mortuary and Cremation ServiceConveniently located off the I-8 Freeway, our funeral home is warm and welcoming, and our team is experienced and compassionate. With a large, light-filled funeral chapel and intimate viewing rooms, we can accommodate funeral and cremation services of all sizes. We offer a broad range of affordable options and work with people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Our team strives to always accommodate the many cultures of East County; staff members speak not only English but also Spanish and Chaldean. We’re also experienced in the traditions and customs of Native American funeral services. Whether your family is seeking a large traditional funeral with a casket viewing and a catered reception afterward or a small cremation service followed by a champagne toast, our caring professionals will design a memorial that deeply reflect your loved one’s life.

We believe that each person is special, and a unique life deserves a unique celebration. Our funeral directors are experienced in creating one-of-a-kind tributes that celebrate a person’s interests and individuality. They are practiced at finding inspiration in a hobby, passion, style or favorite song and using it to inform a service like no other. From a mariachi band and margaritas to golf-themed decor and monogrammed golf balls, from sandy floors and surfboard decor to an art display and watercolor takeaways, if you can imagine it, we will do our best to make it happen. Whatever you need, we are here to help you and your family celebrate life.

We will also help handle details such as writing an obituary, initiating a death certificate, coordinating pallbearers and creating a multimedia tribute.

Cremation services

Urna de metal con flores grabadas colocada en un estante a un lado de flores y fotografías enmarcadas en Pacific View.We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

Read more about our cremation services.

Funeral planning experts

Planning a funeral or cremation in advance helps relieve your family of the emotional and financial burdens of making final arrangements during a hard moment. When you outline your wishes ahead of time, you do more than make sure your life will be celebrated the way you envision it, you also help alleviate future stress for those you love. Dignity Memorial® providers are funeral planning experts who can walk you through your options. With no obligation and at no cost to you, a funeral planning professional can give you insight into your choices and help you decide the exact right funeral or cremation arrangements for your personal preferences, family customs and budget.

Committed to caring for your family

Coping with the death of a family member or friend isn’t easy, but when you choose a Dignity Memorial provider, we pledge to help you plan a fitting funeral or cremation service, guiding you ever step of the way, so that you can be with friends and family when you need them most.

Please contact our San Diego funeral home if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about funeral planning, affordable cremation services or anything else. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest..

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Everything was great"

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August 2022

"Losing a loved one is always painful. And losing a loved one totally unexpectedly is even more painful, which was my family members case. I must say, no one's loss is ever discredited as to how and when they pass. I would like to give an enormous compliment to our family's funeral director, Kimberly Kiti. She is phenomenal and amazingly auth

entic and genuine in every single caring step of the way. Kimberly has the most gentle, loving spirit and character about her. She is professional and at the same time, extremely caring. She is special to her craft. And Kimberly is VERY Special to me ♡ I will always remember her forever ♡ Thank you for the use of your beautiful facility during a very difficult transition for family's missing their special loved ones."

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July 2022

"This is not my first time working with these folks. My mother passed away about 2 years ago when the pandemic was in full swing. Not only were they up-to-date with the ever changing State and County rules, they handled all changes seamlessly and professionally!"

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June 2022

"We have not had our service yet"

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