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Heritage Memorial Services in Huntington Beach, CA

"Elizabeth Torres and the two staff members were so helpful, compassionate, and caring."

Leonard C.
October 12, 2022

"Very professional!"

Mary P.
October 10, 2022

"Appreciate your care and concern for my special wife."

Joseph P
October 10, 2022

"The variety in options for our loved ones funeral service was wonderful."

Kathleen K.
September 15, 2022

"My husband and I prepaid our services 20 years ago. Heritage did not cost me one more penny than what we planned on. Very, very pleased with Elizabeth. The service was perfect."

Janet M.
September 15, 2022

"Mr. Cesar Gutierrez was so professional, experienced, and extremely thoughtful. In the most difficult time of my life, and my daughter's, I have never experienced such kindness, compassion, and professionalism from any other business of any sort as we did with Mr. Cesar Gutierrez, from Heritage-Dilday Memorial Services, Huntington Beach, CA. Your services and thoughtfulness went above and beyond. You treated my husband, family, and friends with great honor and dignity."

"I will continue to recommend your services to everyone!!!"

Georganne G.
September 15, 2022

"Corey was patient and helpful during the planning process of our loved ones funeral. The appearance and care for our loved one was very good."

John P.
September 15, 2022

"Corey was caring and knowledgeable through the arrangement process. His attention to detail and the options to personalize the service were very good."

John P.
September 15, 2022

“I recently lost my daughter. Through friends I found Heritage-Dilday and Cesar. I used Heritage-Dilday for all her arrangements and it was wonderful. Cesar and the staff were wonderful, caring, and so accommodating. They truly went above and beyond. I am forever grateful. Thank you all for taking such loving care of Kimi. Judie and Debbie ♥️”

-Judie C.

Judie C.
July 7, 2022

"Great Remodel!"

Shannon J.
July 7, 2022

“I would like to thank Cesar and his team for the exceptional services they provided for my family. Heritage-Dilday handled the cremation services for my father with compassion and ease. We also had a celebration of life services at the same location. All of our guests remarked about the great location and setting, classic and clean. I cannot thank you all enough. God bless!”

Catherine P.
July 7, 2022

"Having a pre-arranged funeral plan made the arrangement process less stressful."

Don J.
May 3, 2022

"Elizabeth was very professional and helpful in helping pick out the urn and the inscription I chose. Kept in contact throughout the process."

John R.
April 7, 2022

"Very easy, no problems."

Joan A.
March 15, 2022

"Elizabeth was patient and attentive to our request."

Eleonor Q.
March 15, 2022

"Everyone was outstanding. Just keep doing what you're doing. You made it very easy. Every step from start to finish was excellent. Very caring and professional."

Jerry A.
March 4, 2022

"Cesar was patient and caring throughout the arrangement process."

Ela P.
February 18, 2022

"Excellent all around. Cesar Gutierrez did everything required"

Jennifer K.
February 18, 2022

"All my friends and family were impressed! Thank you!"

Ruth B.
January 31, 2022

"Cesar at the Huntington Beach office did a great job. Jack Dilday was a friend, very nice man, and a long time customer of our company."

-Darryl N.
January 31, 2022

"I'm writing here to show
my appreciation for the service I received
at your business. When I was just four I
attended my first funeral. It was for my
sister and it was held at your location
back in 1976. Since then, my parents
have used your business for relatives
over the years and in 2019 my father and
I required your services again, this time
for my mother, Leslie T. It was a
hard fought battle my mother had near
the end, we walked through the funeral
process somewhat in a daze. It wasn't
until months later after sorting through
all the 'other' challenging aspects that
we realized just how easy our interaction
was with Heritage-Dilday. It was clear
then, we didn't have to due much of
anything, our contact took care of every
detail. Our contact, Elizabeth Torres, was
everything you could want in a person in
a time of grief and need. We went on our
way as you have to do eventually and life
went on. Last August, my father George
T. died suddenly without any
warning what so ever. It was a massive
shock to the family. Unlike with my
mother's situation, we had no warning,
no time to think of the next steps,
nothing but a phone call. From the
moment I had to start dealing with
'everything' I knew I had to start with
Heritage-Dilday. It took me two hours to
drive to Huntington Beach, when I got
there I called H-D immediately. Although
I heard during the pandemic memorial
services where backed up, I was greeted
with a calm voice that said they would
pick up my father in one hour and a half,
they where there in forty-five minutes!
That was the beginning of many quick,
professional and just 'easy' steps that
where performed by your company. After
that day, the only person I dealt with was
Elizabeth Torres. I wouldn't have wanted
it any other way! She took care of
everything. Unlike when my mom died,
my father wasn't here to help, but
Elizabeth was. Be it our questions in the
beginning of what to do or choices in
urns at the end, it was always dealt with
by Elizabeth; quickly, professionally and
most importantly with a feeling that she
actually cared that we got what we
wanted and had no concerns or issues
that were not answered. With any loss,
there is always concerns you will not be
level headed to make the best decisions
regarding your loved ones, that is not the
case working with H-D and especially
Elizabeth Torres. Sitting back now, I can
honestly say I can not think of one thing,
one situation, one issue that I wasn't
completely satisfied with. I look back and
realize it was easy because I wasn't
dealing with a corporation, I was dealing
with a kind, thoughtful person who went
out of her way to make everything just
right in our time of need; Thank you H-D
and Thank you Elizabeth Torres."

Chad T.
January 31, 2022

"It was a very good experience during a difficult and horrible time in our lives. Thanks for everything!"

Lorne H.
January 14, 2022

"You were all wonderful! Keep up the great work."

Rosario L.
January 14, 2022

“Very good choices in merchandise and service options”

Dale S.
December 29, 2021

“Cesar was very helpful. He offered very good ways to personalize the service.”

Richard P.
December 29, 2021

“Elizabeth was very patient and helpful. Cost of the funeral services were less than expected.”

Georgina F.
December 29, 2021

“We chose this funeral home because of a previous service. Cesar was very helpful. “

Jesus C.
December 29, 2021

“Thanks for outstanding service. Everyone was very professional and very caring with our family.”

Anthony N.
December 29, 2021

“Thank you Elizabeth!”

Nicole T.
December 29, 2021

“My mother told us to use Heritage. Services were very good and I would recommend this funeral home to others in need.”

Jeanine S.
December 29, 2021

“Cesar was caring and patient”

Theresa M.
December 29, 2021

“Very good appearance and care of our loved one.”

Norman D.
December 29, 2021

“I appreciated that I was able to start the funeral arrangements via the phone and a family member. This relieved some of my stress.”

Sandra B.
December 29, 2021

“Very good attention to detail with arrangements.”

Barry R.
December 29, 2021

"The director, Corey Karl, is very accommodating which made it easier for me to navigate the process at the most difficult time of my life. I truly appreciate his kindness and care."

Dita S.
December 29, 2021

"The total cost of the funeral services were less than expected. The attention to detail with the arrangements was very good. Elizabeth Torres was patient and caring throughout making the funeral arrangements."

Gerard W.
December 29, 2021

"Overall good customer service."

Luis R.
December 29, 2021

"Cesar Gutierrez was caring, knowledgeable, and helpful during the arrangement process."

William P.
December 29, 2021

"The appearance and care for our loved one was very good. I would recommend Heritage-Dilday to others in need."

Robert S.
December 29, 2021

"The attention to detail with arrangements was good as well as the choices in funeral service options."

Tom L.
December 29, 2021

"You guys are amazing! I'm so very thankful for all you did! Corey and the rest of the staff warmed my heart!"

Karen S.
December 29, 2021

"Good service, friendly staff. I would recommend this funeral home to others in need."

Candida V.
December 29, 2021

"Everything went as planned. Thank you."

Diane S.
December 29, 2021

"In our grief we were not thinking clearly and Cesar Gutierrez our counselor and director guided us thru the entire process. He did not rush us, he covered things we did not think of at the time. Cesar patiently answered questions and concerns repeatedly either thru emails, text or phone calls. Communication and follow up after the service was greatly appreciated."

Glenn D.
September 13, 2021

"Elizabeth Torres was wonderful and so helpful in answering all our questions and concerns. Thank you so much!"

Patricia H.
May 4, 2021

"Elizabeth Torres was wonderful. She took care of us when I was really stressed out."

Cheryl L.
March 1, 2021

"I would like to take this opportunity to let all of you know how much we appreciate your caring, competent, and remarkable attention that you exercised on our behalf at Heritage-Dilday Mortuary Services after the passing of my father, George J. We could not have possibly asked for anything more when it came to taking care of the necessary, emotionally difficult, arrangements at a time in our lives when someone so near and dear to us has passed away. Your experienced and kind capabilities certainly eased our burden greatly during our time of loss. As a result, along with the fact that dad lived an exemplary life for which there are no regrets, all of you at Hertiage-Dilday made the process of saying goodbye to dad so much easier, much less sorrowful, and so dignified. With your help we got dad sent off right......down to the most intitmate detail. We couldn't be more satisfied with our choice of having Heritage-Dilday manage dad's mortuary services.

We want to name everyone at Heritage who had a direct hand in helping us with dad's memorial services. Each and every one of you were very pleasant, helpful, caring, and competent. So, many thanks to you, Cesar, Elizabeth, Courtney, and Bridget. We will never forget the exceptional and wonderful services, and kindnesses, that all of you afforded us during a most difficult time in our lives. You all took the sting out of an otherwise sorrowful process and added some bright and warm light to an otherwise dark episode in our lives. Dad is now resting at peace, and our remebrances of managing dad's burial wishes will be pleasant ones, even bringing a smile to our faces. Again, we cannot thank all of you enough for this."

Ron J.
January 4, 2021

"Cesar made my situation bearable with his kindness and compassion concerning the loss of my son. I was very pleased with Cesar's willingness to help me make the arrangements."

Dorothy R.
December 29, 2020

"I believe you guys did an amazing job. Your services made our day easier to deal with."

"They went above and beyond their job for us that horrible day. And we thank you."

Yolanda A.
December 29, 2020

"I appreciated all of the options for the services. We were offered and accepted a military service including the flag, color guard, and the playing of Taps. I didn't know it was an option and I HIGHLY recommend it for any veterans' family."

Peter T.
December 16, 2020

"Cesar did a great job!"

Greg W.
December 16, 2020

"Cesar was wonderful to work with from start to finish. Thank you for making this difficult time easier for all of us."

Lorraine C.
December 15, 2020

"Overall, our experience was personable, stress-free with arrangements. The staff was amazing."

Shauna S.
December 11, 2020

"Your support and helpful suggestions made my stressful time less anxious and more peaceful."

Teresa S.
December 11, 2020

"The level of compassion and professionalism that Cesar Gutierrez showed our family, will be a source of comfort that we will look back on when we remember this most terrible time. Cesar treated my son like a family member and this meant so much to us. He personally transported my sons body down from Walnut Creek to Huntington Beach."

Julie G.
December 11, 2020

“Sincerity; lots of patience”

Kathy B.
October 1, 2020

“Cesar and his colleagues provided exceptional customer service and made our experience quite pleasant and stress-free under the circumstances, the pandemic, and considering the short-time and notice we were dealing with. Amazing team to say the least. Very nice, understanding, patient, and clear.”

Terence S.
October 1, 2020

“Cant thank you all enough. You helped our family navigate through this difficult time with tremendous support and we appreciate it.”

Monica S.
September 4, 2020

“It was a great comfort to have Cesar, his staff and the carriage driver taking such excellent, respectful care of my mother and our family. The memorial room was lovely and the live streaming of mom’s service was a wonderful option for those who couldn't attend her memorial due to Covid-19 or other circumstances. The flowers from the florist associated with Heritage were stunning. Our family appreciates everything Heritage Memorial did.”

Carol T.
September 4, 2020

“Joe drove my dads body/casket to the cemetery. He was really kind and thoughtful, and made my experience with such a sad occasion less stressful. He was terrific and helped me deal with everything for the burial. Also, the two men who came and picked up my fathers body were incredibly respectful.”

Susan G.
August 6, 2020

“Thank you for guiding us through this. The streaming feature was very much appreciated by our family/friends.”

Kathleen M.
July 16, 2020

“Due to the circumstances, it was better than expected once we found your funeral home. Y’all are amazing!”
“Thanks again for helping us during the challenging times! We will remember your amazing service.”

Tammi M.
July 6, 2020

“It went remarkable easy, considering quarantine measures and long-distance arranging.”

Louis F.
June 25, 2020

“My experience was as pleasant as possible during this VERY difficult time.”

Lisa O.
June 24, 2020

“Corey, our director was informative and thorough. He guided us through the process with great patience and understanding.”

Margaret M.
June 24, 2020

“We are very grateful to you, Corey and to Patricia and Joe and all at St. Wilfred of York as well as Rev. Phil for the outstanding service and support we received!”

Donald S.
April 2, 2020

“Everything was beautiful and service went smoothly. Having a well educated staff really helped us to navigate. Thank you!”

Mark D.
February 17, 2020

“You made my husband’s funeral easy for us by doing everything for me.”

Cristina L.
January 23, 2020

“For such a terrible experience of losing my wife of 47 years, your funeral home showed an extreme amount of respect to my wife, myself and family, I cant thank you enough.”

Michael L.
December 11, 2019

“Everything was perfect and our family was so happy how it all turned out. Everyone was very helpful the day of the memorial”

Karl R.
December 11, 2019

"The team was great. Calming and in control. Listened well and was not over sold. Very accommodating, very knowledgeable. Well put together and sincere. Thank you."

John D.
September 18, 2019

“Your service made this difficult time go very smoothly without any unexpected difficulties.”

Sandra M.
July 22, 2019

“Lovely, helpful people. I recommend Heritage-Dilday to everyone I know.”

Cheryl K.
July 10, 2019

“You did a fantastic job, thank you.”

Nancy H.
July 3, 2019

“Danielle was excellent in walking us through the process. She went above and beyond in finding solutions to overcoming some obstacles we encountered."

Cheri H.
July 3, 2019

“Excellent experience - very caring and patient staff with a great attention to planning and detail. No complaints!”

Roger H.
July 3, 2019

“Andy provided fantastic service and care! He was equal parts personable and professional. He provided the highest level of care and guidance during an obviously difficult time. Thank you!”

Keith M.
July 3, 2019

“Danielle was so personable and concerned about every detail that I brought up. It was a pleasure working with her.”

Barbara G.
June 24, 2019

“Danielle, Andy, and Joe were all so wonderful to work with during this difficult time. They treated our father with such respect and dignity, and made everything about the arrangements so easy. Danielle made the most moving DVD tribute, and Heritage-Dilday was responsive to our needs day and night. Thank you!!”

Ellen M.
June 24, 2019

"Don't lose Elizabeth--she is/was great."

Stanley H.
June 12, 2019

"Elizabeth was excellent, patient, and knowledgeable. She made everything comfortable and seamless. Love her. Thank you so much!!!"

Jeannine P.
June 12, 2019

“Danielle was so caring and thoughtful throughout the whole experience. Her attention to detail was excellent. I highly recommend Danielle and Heritage.”

Gail D.
May 1, 2019

“Andy was superb in handling the services for my wife.”

Thomas C.
April 30, 2019

"The staff was amazing and made it so helpful."

Christine C.
April 30, 2019

“I was totally happy with services provided and especially satisfied with Andy’s handling of the entire funeral.”

Jack C.
March 12, 2019

“My son passed away 12/5/18 at 24 yrs. My heart was and is shattered. Andy went above and beyond to make sure everything from my viewing to cremation, to my well being to talk to Romy about my loss. The whole situation had made it easier to deal with. Outstanding staff. Thank you Andy and Romy.”

Juliette S.
March 12, 2019

"Susan Robinson was wonderful and kind. Our family thanks her."

Lloydell M.
March 6, 2019

“Such kind and caring people! Great service to us. Very comforting and complete. They go beyond and above your needs.”

Diana H.
January 23, 2019

“Very caring staff. Walked us through step by step and coordinated with Veteran's cemetery seamlessly.”

Debra V.
January 23, 2019

“I’m so glad that Rev. Philip McGovern presided over the service. Danielle did an excellent job to help us through the planning”

Nora M.
December 20, 2018

You exceeded our expectations. Thank you so much!

Dena W.
November 28, 2018

I have and will continue to refer others to you. I've been very pleased with your services and all of your personnel.

Carol C.
November 28, 2018

We handled my father's passing through Heritage, and they were fantastic throughout the whole process. They were polite and understanding, and did everything that they were supposed to in a timely manner. Andy even obtained a burial flag (on short notice) for my dad since he was a veteran.   I went back to Andy 6 months later to ask him to transfer my father's ashes into a flag case urn that I had purchased elsewhere. Not only did he transfer the ashes for me (at no charge), he re-folded the flag for me several times until it was perfect (he insisted that it be perfect), and he helped me get the name plate on straight and evenly. Now my dad has a dignified resting place.   It's a morbid business, but when you have to deal with it (as we all do sooner or later), Heritage makes it easier to get through with their professional service.

Scott L.
August 11, 2013

My husband and I have been associated with Heritage Memorial for the past three years.  Our first contact was with Shirley Lain.  She helped  us make our final arrangements.  We actualy met with her twice.  The first time she gave us all the information we needed to make an informed decision and then second time was to make the final arrangements.  Ms. Lain is so warm and caring.  She is knowledgable in her field and makes sure she answers all your questions.  Once we decided what we needed, so made it wasy to get everything completed.  She also encouraged us to make sure our wills were in order.  I highly recommend Shirley Lain and Heritage Memorial to anyone who would like to get all their final arrangements made in advance.  Thank you for all you assistance in this matter.

Neta W.
July 11, 2011

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Heritage Memorial Services
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17712 Beach Boulevard
| Huntington Beach, CA 92647
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Tel: 714-842-2400
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