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, Scott Spangler, a spokesman for the family, said 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," Mr. Spangler said.
Go to SpanglerMortuary.com for more information.
With the Spangler facility closing, Menlo Park no longer has an in-town mortuary. John D. O'Connor Menlo Colonial Chapel at 657 Oak Grove Ave. closed several years ago.