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Spangler closes mortuary in Menlo Park

Spangler Mortuary closed its Menlo Park funeral home chapel at 650 Live Oak Ave. on Feb. 1 after the landlord said the rent would be doubled, said Scott Spangler in an interview.

"We were not willing to pass this increased cost along to the community we serve," he said.

He said the family, which runs chapels in Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale, hopes to find a new place in Menlo Park in the near future.

Meanwhile, Spangler Mortuary staff will meet with Menlo Park residents in their homes or other locations of their choice to make arrangements, and will continue to work with Menlo Park churches for services, he said.

"We've been in Menlo Park for 14 years, and we want to continue to support the community," Spangler said. Go to www.spanglermortuary.com for more information.

— The Almanac

Comments

Posted by nanaker, a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Spangler should charge a double fee when the landlord comes to their mortuary inside a casket.


Posted by Phil, a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Thats to bad, I was dieing to go there.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 9, 2010 at 10:34 am

You know the economy is in serious trouble when mortuaries start closing. Of course, even a cursory study of history will make it plain that any country that invades Afghanistan is doomed.


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