The Greenwood Difference
Since 1907, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the San Diego community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.
We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.
We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.
A place like no other
Built in 1907 on a slight hill with an ocean view, Greenwood’s appeal began with its location. Over the years, it established itself as San Diego’s most prestigious funeral home and cemetery, expanding to include several chapels, a mortuary, crematory, three mausoleums and a collection of international and rare vegetation and statuary.
Committed to innovation & excellence
For the past 110 years, Greenwood Memorial Park has served the San Diego community with grace and dignity. Our commitment to excellence and innovation has remained unchanged since 1907, yet we have always responded to the changing needs of the community, proudly serving people of all cultures and faiths.
Known for its dignity, peace and serenity, Greenwood is a full-service facility offering the convenience of funeral, cemetery and cremation services all in one location. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with palm-lined drives, vast lawns, graceful, well-placed trees, shrubs, flowers, lagoons and lakes dotted with colored lilies.
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Years in Business
We're members of the local community who have many years of experience caring for families from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Families know they can count on us to provide them the comfort they need when they need it most.
Managing Partner, Operations
Corretta has over 19 years of experience in the profession with 10 of those years spent as a funeral arranger. In her current role as Managing Partner of Operations of Greenwood, she oversees all aspects of helping families.
“I started with Greenwood in 2001 as the switchboard operator and transitioned into the role of a funeral arranger, where my passion for this serving families flourished,” Corretta says. “I enjoy driving into our park each day with a sense of pride that we help meet our clients’ diverse needs. I love that we can serve our community with our caring attitude and make a difference by comforting them in their time of need.”
Funeral Home Manager
Desmond takes pride in bringing traditional values, leadership, dignity and respect to everything he does at Greenwood.
As the manager of daily operations for the funeral home, he is tasked with overseeing funeral arrangers, care center staff and service directors. “I simply love the funeral business and the difference we make in many lives throughout our community,” Desmond says.
We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.
What Families Are Saying
Best cemetery very peaceful and well maintained. My brothers are here and I’m so glad they are.Author: Brenda Gonzalez rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Brooke & Patty did an awesome job, we appreciate the work they did & they're friendliness to my family & friends We thank them from the bottom of our hearts Take care & God bless l, MarxAuthor: Marc Ambrose rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Viviana was patient, very informative and explained my questions to my understanding. Very calm. Thank for herAuthor: Rosa Beltran rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Patty was a very nice and compassionate director. She was very considerate of our needs and made the celebration of life that much easier at the viewing and the service. MR.G (Gastone)not sure how to spell his name was awesome, they are a great team. Thank you greenwood.Author: Theresa Duran rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Thank you to Kay, Patty and Gulliana for assisting during this difficult process. They made the service operate smoothly and took a lot of stress off of my family and myself. We were accommodated with whatever we needed. Very grateful to have had their help.Author: Alexis Silvas rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Patty and Abram were very attentive to our needs. We particuarly loved that they shared words of comfort and joined us in on our prayer before the services.Author: Gayle Aquino rated with 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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