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Southern California’s Opal Cremation Is Taking the End-of-Life Industry to Task Over False Advertising and Predatory Pricing.

Los Angeles, California, United States - 02-13-2023 (PR Distribution™) -

When Robert M. from Carlsbad reached out to Opal Cremation of Southern California, he was angry, frustrated, and overwhelmed with the obstacles and unexpected expenses he encountered while planning his father’s direct cremation service. 

According to Robert, “In the midst of the considerable shock and sadness I experienced after my father’s passing, I was also very worried about how I was going to pay for his cremation. I reached out to another provider, who promised a full package for $599.” Like so many others, he was initially drawn in by the advertised $599 all-inclusive price, but ultimately, he was both shocked and upset by the inevitable, inflated bottom line. “When I was working with the other company to finalize arrangements, their rapid and significant pricing changes and additional fees made my head spin. It felt like a betrayal designed to draw me in, then charge as much as they could get away with”.

Eventually, Robert reached out to Opal Cremation. There, he was comforted by the online reviews and testimonials, and the assurance he felt when talking to the compassionate care representative from the San Diego office. He was, ultimately, able to arrange the direct cremation for his father, which included 24-hour support, coordination and completion of all necessary paperwork, and his father’s remains were returned to him safely and securely. 

Troy Centazzo, founder of Opal Cremation, wanted to do things differently from his competitors. With over 20 years in the funeral industry, Centazzo, a licensed funeral director in CA says, “So many people are choosing direct cremation for themselves and their loved ones for a number of reasons: affordability, convenience, and the ease of setting things in motion when the time comes. Opal Cremation is committed to make this process as streamlined, affordable, and stress-free as possible, without sacrificing compassion, care, or service. Those major tenets of our company are woven into everything we do, at all times.”

With Opal Cremation of Southern California's fixed, bottom-line price, the only surprise will be how well you are taken care of with their individualized, concierge-level service, and their commitment to serving your family.


Opal Cremation is proud to be Southern California’s trusted choice for direct cremation services to families in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County. Our compassionate, local team of funeral directors and staff are dedicated to helping you celebrate the life of the one you’ve lost as well as make arrangements after their death. With communication and support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, we are always here to help. For more information about our fixed, transparent pricing, and our commitment to serving families with honesty and care, please visit our website: or call us at 1-888-963-2299.

Media Contacts:

Company Name: Opal Cremation of Southern California
Full Name: Heather Hindin
Phone: 1-888-963-2299
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