In an age where large funeral homes offer overpriced, impersonal service, our independent, family-owned mortuary provides what families need most, personally tailored programs that are administered with compassion and neighborly concern.

For years we've built our reputation on providing families with sound advice and caring service at times of personal loss. We realize that it is important to many families, and to us, to know that all arrangements, whether a cremation service or traditional funeral service, can be handled locally.

William Crippen

Crippen Mortuary was founded in 1928 by William & Ethel Crippen and has been in operation continuously at its present location in La Crescenta, California. 

In June of 2005 Crippen Mortuary assumed the pre-needs of Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service of Burbank and moved the pre-needs to the La Crescenta facility, this will provide those pre-arranged policy holders to be assured that their arrangements will be honored without interruption. We also offer the Burbank, North Hollywood, Glendale area the same personal service given by Eckerman-Heisman Funeral Service since 1943.


In November 2007 Crippen Mortuary opened an arrangement office in Santa Clarita for the purpose of offering families in the Santa Clarita Valley a choice of mortuary services in their area.

As the only independently owned and operated funeral home in the Foothills, we strive to provide the finest, most compassionate care to each and every family we serve. Since 1928, we have proven that it is possible to provide affordable funeral and cremation services without sacrificing quality.


We have been proudly and faithfully serving the following communities since 1928: 

Acton, Agua Dulce, Altadena ,Bouquet Canyon, Burbank, Glenoaks, Canyon Country, Castaic, Elizabeth Lake, Glendale, Verdugo City, Granada Hills, Green Valley, Griffith Park, Kagel Canyon, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, La Tuna Canyon, Lake Los Angeles, Lake View Terrace, Lancaster, Leona Valley, Littlerock, Mission Hills, Montrose, Newhall, North Hills, Northridge, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pearblossom, Quartz Hill, Reseda, San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Saugus, Shadow Hills, South Pasadena, Stevenson Ranch, Sun Valley, Sunland, Sylmar, Tropico, Tujunga, Val Verde, Castaic, Valencia, Valyermo, Verdugo City, Woodbury University.