About

Together, El Camino Memorial – Sorrento Valley Chapel and El Camino Memorial Park offer families the peace of mind and comfort of a compassionate, personal funeral home and cemetery experience. Both the funeral home and cemetery are easily accessible from all of San Diego County.

Bringing California charm that people already know and love, we make your family and loved one our primary concern. We understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and our teams are committed to providing professional and personal service.

Personalized funerals and memorials

Chapel at El Camino Memorial ParkEl Camino Memorial – Sorrento Valley serves people of all cultures and religions, and we focus on personalized memorial services. We believe unique lives deserve unique celebrations and are committed to providing fresh ideas and innovative ways to celebrate life. Over the years, we have created touching tributes ranging from traditional funerals to modern gatherings.

Personal touches can be small—photo displays and speeches by friends are common—or more elaborate. We could hang a cross behind the casket, have a surfboard at the front door, give out cotton candy at the end of the service or wear a person's favorite color. And if it's a grand celebration of life that you're looking for—a modern gathering with themed decor, live music, favorite food and drinks, and a send-off that reflects the personality and passions of yourself or your loved one—that's our speciality.

These are just a few ideas. Let's imagine something special together.

Cremation services

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.

See more Dignity Memorial cremation providers in the San Diego area.

Our Harley-Davidson funeral coach

Unique features at El Camino Memorial ParkWith the only specially produced Harley-Davidson® funeral coach in Southern California, El Camino Memorial – Sorrento Valley has something truly unique to offer. The coach was built just for us and is equipped for safe transport of both caskets, urns and people. It has plenty of room for friends and family to join a loved ones on his or her final ride.

Caring teams ready to serve you

El Camino Memorial – Sorrento Valley and El Camino Memorial Park are part of the El Camino Memorial group, a leader in funeral services in San Diego County, which includes 2 mortuaries, a cemetery and a crematory. Both the funeral home and cemetery are also members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering quality, compassionate care and service you can trust.

We are here for you 24/7. Whether you have an immediate need or wish to speak to a funeral director for more information, please contact us.

El Camino Memorial Park cemetery

El Camino Memorial Park is a master-planned cemetery located at 5600 Carroll Canyon Road in the Sorrento Valley neighborhood of San Diego. Paul Trousdale founded the 220-acre cemetery in 1960.

The cemetery is easily one of the more beautiful properties in San Diego County (which is saying a lot, since this area has an abundance of natural appeal). Every lawn, fountain, monument and mural is meticulously maintained to retain the dignity and beauty of the grounds.

An endowment care fund ensures future maintenance, and we are considered an official green park, using reclaimed water provided by San Diego's water recycling plant.

A San Diego cemetery for all people

El Camino Memorial Park has many lovely gardens, including a veterans garden, marked by 3 flags and tasteful monuments. The veterans area allows for family estates, so military families can be memorialized together.

We offer many burial options, including traditional in-ground burial, above-ground entombment and cremation options that include niches and boulders.

El Camino Memorial Park is the final resting place for notable people such as Jonas Salk, Ray and Joan Kroc, Joseph Coors Sr. and Patty Page, but you don't have to be famous to be buried here. We serve people of all cultures, religions and backgrounds.

Please visit us

We invite you to visit the exquisite El Camino Memorial Park to see its beauty for yourself. We would love to give you a tour, and when you are ready we will help you find the cemetery property that best suits your personal preference, family tradition and budget.

On-site flower shop

El Camino Memorial – Sorrento Valley Chapel includes an on-site flower shop, open 7 days a week. The professional team is available to assist you with anything from an elaborate casket spray to a simple bouquet. If you need fresh-cut flowers or leafy green plants, the choice is yours. We also offer placement services and will be happy to schedule placement for birthdays and holidays.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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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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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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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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Bouquet of flowers on a cemetery

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.

Learn More
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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.

"Everyone I came in contact with was very courteous and kind."

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September 2021

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September 2021

"I am personally already signed up with Nicolas Valentin and El Camino for my final arrangemenets."

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August 2021

"El Camino Memorial Park is a beautiful location, meticulously maintained, and the staff is very professional. The service for my father ended up smaller than he had originally envisioned -- mainly because he outlived so many friends and family - and also some guests could not come because of pandemic illness in their family. But the smaller, intimate graveside service was lovely. We didn't have a chaplain available to provide ourselves, but my father had been fine about having El Camino provide a chaplain, and he was wonderful!"

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August 2021

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