About Us | Mount Tamalpais Mortuary and Cemetery

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History


Situated on a hill overlooking Marin County, Mount Tamalpais Cemetery and Mortuary has served Marin County families since 1879. Our funeral home, cemetery and crematory are located at the end of Fifth Ave just outside downtown San Rafael, California.

Our property consists of 65 developed acres with scenic views of Marin County and the San Francisco bay. To visit our cemetery is like re-connecting with nature. Surrounded by mountains and trees this tranquil spot provides a calming environment that celebrates life.

For your convenience and peace of mind, we provide “everything in one place” which means your loved one never leaves our care. For cremation, funerals, cemetery, and mausoleum options everything is done on-site. Other providers may outsource cremation to third party providers. We make the arrangement process convenient for you by having the mortuary and cemetery in one location.

When you choose Mt Tamalpais Mortuary and Cemetery you will be assured the highest quality, value and customer satisfaction you deserve. Choose people who are committed to giving you meaningful and healing experiences. Those you care about will be grateful you chose Mt Tamalpais Mortuary and Cemetery.

Mt. Tamalpais Mortuary and Cemetery has become Marin County’s premier Mortuary and Cemetery because we offer truly unique memorial services in an unbelievable natural setting. 

Whether planning in advance or if there is an immediate need, we are here for you any hour of the day or night. Our staff is always available to help with arrangements or any questions.

On site cremation services
Private boat charters

Worldwide shipping
Pre-need planning
Guaranteed prices quoted by phone
We honor all trusts, insurance and funeral plans.
Serving all faiths, cultures and religions.
Independently owned with over 40 years experience
Unique memorial services
Vintage Hearse
Vintage Fire truck

Calm Natural Setting

Our Valued Staff

Jack  Thornton

Jack Thornton, Funeral Director - Cemetery Manager

Whitney  Hirsch

Whitney Hirsch, Funeral Director

Candy Johnson

Candy Johnson

Damion Buchanan

Damion Buchanan, Grounds Supervisor