COLMA: San Mateo County Print

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"Many of the new cemeteries [for San Francisco] were created south of San Francisco in the town of Colma. Colma has the distinction of having more dead residents (1.5 million and counting) than living souls today. source. [July 2005]

  • Eternal Home Cemetery: Established 1901. Owned by Sinai Memorial Chapel Chevra Kadisha. About 15,000 burials, 98% of which are Jewish. El Camino Real, Colma 94014 (415-755-5236).
  • Hills of Eternity Memorial Park: 3101 El Camino Real, Colma, CA 94014, (415-756-3633) M-F 8-4:30, Su 8-2:30. (Affiliated with Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco.) Earliest burial was 1851 but the for transferred burials from San Francisco. RECORDS: Index cards, ledger book, transfer records and all Sherith Israel burial books in custody of Judah Magnes Archives and must be ordered from storage. (James Carlsen, General Manager; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Includes Portals of Eternity and Gardens of Eternity cemeteries, incorporated 1860, Giboth Olom); 240 El Camino Boulevard, Colma 94014; 415-756-3633.
  • Documents obtainable in AJA . American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). Cemetery inscriptions and correspondence concerning various San Franciscans who lived about 1835-1920. Atherton, San Francisco and Colma, CA. 1958 and July 19, 1968. Miscellaneous file: For Mrs. Wyatt Earp burial (Josephine Marcus), see " How Wyatt Earp Got Buried in a Jewish Cemetery".

  • Home of Peace Cemetery & Mausoleum: 1299 El Camino Real, Colma 94014 (415-755-4700). Established in 1860, the cemetery, including Garden of Peace Mausoleum, is owned by Congregation Emanu-El. Approximately 15,000-20,000 Jewish burials. Records are available at the Temple, contact Judith Edmondson (415-751-2535). One pre-1906 record book exists. See #01246 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield.
  • The new Administrator for the Colma cemeteries is James Carlson. [October 2009]
  • Salem Memorial Park & Garden Mausoleum: Cemetery address is 1171 El Camino Real, Colma, CA 94014,  650-755-4700.
    Formerly owned by Congregation Beth Israel-Judea (Conservative), 625 Brotherhood Way, Colma, 94014; 415-755-5296, SF tel. (415-586-8833), contact: See #01250 in Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3. Source: Al Rosenfield. (James Carlsen, General Manager; e-mail. Includes Portals of Eternity and Gardens of Eternity cemeteries, incorporated 1860, Giboth Olom); 240 El Camino Boulevard, Colma 94014; 415-756-3633.
  • Woodlawn: In San Mateo County, across from San Francisco County line.
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