Funeral and cremation

Funeraria del Angel Van Nuys


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Funeraria del Angel Van Nuys has provided funeral services in San Fernando Valley since 1939. Over the years, we have helped families with planning funeral services that truly honor their loved ones and celebrate their culture and traditions.





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Committed staff

Lobby at Funeraria Del Angel Van NuysOur staff remains committed to families in Van Nuys, Valley Glen and Lake Balboa, helping plan funerals and memorials with compassion and personal service during this difficult time.

Meeting your needs

We understand losing a loved one is an emotional experience. To better serve the San Fernando Valley community, our Van Nuys funeral home offers funerals and cremations led by bilingual personnel. In addition, we have hospitality rooms and family rooms where your family and friends can gather and reflect. Funerarias del Angel Van Nuys also offers the ability to transfer remains to your loved one's country of origin and provides extended visitation hours and in-home visitation options.

Guidance, support

Please allow us the opportunity to serve your family and provide the care you need. Feel free to contact our team if you need immediate assistance, wish to plan ahead for a funeral or need more information about our funeral and cremation services in Van Nuys.


Front exterior at Funeraria Del Angel Van NuysFuneraria del Angel Van Nuys in California has a rich history and has gone through many changes over the decades. Our funeral home's history dates back to 1939, when the Praiswater family bought J.J. Whitley Mansion, which doubled as their home and as Praiswater Mortuary until 1994.

Building relationships

Across the street, the Swimley family owned and operated Swimley Funeral Home, which opened in 1929. At its founding, Swimley Funeral Home was known as Ross H. Jones Funeral Home, later changing its name to Meyer-Mitchell Mortuary in 1943. Eventually in 1984, it changed hands and was renamed Pierce-Brothers Meyer-Mitchell.

Combined services

Unique feature at Funeraria Del Angel Van NuysUnfortunately, California's 1994 earthquake caused extensive damage to both funeral homes. Due to this event, Pierce-Brothers Meyer-Mitchell and Praiswater Mortuary merged into a single funeral home. J.J. Whitley Mansion was demolished, and the 2 families broke bread in the Pierce-Brothers Meyer-Mitchell funeral home and at 5940 Van Nuys Boulevard, where the location was undergoing major renovations before reopening in 1995 as Praiswater Meyer-Mitchell.

Tradition of care

Eleven years later, our funeral home underwent its final name change to Funeraria del Angel Van Nuys. Today, we are a proud Dignity Memorial® member and strive to continue serving San Fernando Valley area families with their funeral and cremation service needs.

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