Our Caring Staff

LA Cremation Committed to Providing Experienced Service at an Affordable Cost

Why Us?

Cremation Experts.

Formerly known as The Cremation Society of the South Bay, LA Cremation was established in 1992 to offer simple cremation direct to the public. LA Cremation is a division of Pacific Crest Cemetery, an over 115 year-old company that has operated its own crematory since 1929.

Our clients continue to choose us because they do not have to compromise quality service for affordability.

Call us today (310) 792-7585.

Our Caring Staff

Meet our knowledgeable, compassionate professionals.

Diana Lara

Cremation Arranger, Se Habla Espanol

Darling Nunez

Death Certificate & Permit Processor, Se Habla Espanol

Art Escutia

Advance Planning Counselor, Se Habla Espanol

Monica Varley Snyder

Advance Planning Counselor

Our Location

Beauty. Tranquility. Convenience.

Our offices, Personal Care Center, and Crematory are all located in beautiful Redondo Beach, CA on the picturesque grounds of Pacific Crest Cemetery, established in 1902.

2701 182nd Street

Redondo Beach, CA 90278

(310) 792-7585


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Our office is open Monday-Saturday and staff is on duty 8:30-5pm. We are closed on Sundays and national Holidays. Our transport staff is available to bring your loved one into our care 24 hours daily.

LA Cremation does not offer this service; however, our sister company Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions, Rice Center, located in Torrance, CA can help you with this type of cremation service.

Our standard cremation occurs in 6 business days from the date that we receive completed documents and payment from our client. For our expedited cremation, the timing is 3 business days from the date that we receive completed documents and payment from our client. At our sister company, Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions, we have completed cremations in less than 24 hours to meet client needs, at a higher fee.

In California, the ashes can be placed in a Cemetery, in either an above-ground or in-ground space (spaces may be single or companion). Ashes can be scattered at sea, more than 500 yards off-shore, or can be scattered on land (with owner’s permission). Ashes can also be kept at someone’s home pending future cemetery placement or scattering.

Typically, between 4-6lbs.

In most cases, yes. Please contact us (310) 792-7585 about reaching an Advance Planning counselor.

Yes. Our staff is available 24 hours a day and will coordinate with the family, hospice, or the hospital to be on their way, often within 90 minutes to 2 hours of being notified.

In California, someone with a valid Advance Health Care Directive may authorize cremation. If no Health Care Directive exists, the closest next of kin may authorize cremation.

We can also help you by phone, fax and e-mail if you prefer.

Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Brentwood (Los Angeles), Carson, Compton, Culver City, El Segundo, Gardena, Harbor City, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Park, Inglewood, Lake Forest, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lennox, Lomita, Long Beach, Lucerne Valley, Lynwood, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Ocean Park, Paramount, Playa del Rey, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Signal Hill, South Gate, Torrance, Venice, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Westwood (Los Angeles), Wilmington, and many more.

We serve all of Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Transportation to some cities will incur additional transportation fees.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Linda R.

I had a wonderful and knowledgeable person helping me at LA Cremation. He walked me through what needed to be done and the decisions that needed to be made.  Thank you very much for making a difficult and painful experience much more comfortable and less heartbreaking.  The staff really cares about the people that come in and are very caring, concerned, helpful and just wonderful in every single way.

Customer Reviews

Frederico P.

The staff was very kind, gentle and compassionate.  Thank you for your kindness and understanding during this very difficult time.

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Jerry H.

The staff who helped us could not have been kinder and easy to work with.  If you are seeking affordable services, please give them a look.

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Chris C.

Very professional staff.  They are dedicated staff who truly did a wonderful job taking care of our loved one.

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Kathy W.

I have used them twice and was very happy with the service.  Very professional.

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