About Us

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  • Highest Quality Personalized Services at One Low Price

  • Long-Standing, Sterling Reputation Since 1974

  • Family Owned and Operated without the Corporate Markups

The Omega Difference

The Omega Society understands the trauma families face at the loss of a loved one. Omega's founder, Jeremiah de Michaelis, formed the company in 1974 after the death of his father. After spending thousands of dollars on the funeral, he later realized he had been persuaded by the funeral home to overspend as a last display of love for his father. Vowing to prevent the same fate from happening to others, he changed careers and launched The Omega Society so that individuals can decide for themselves on their own final arrangements -- taking the burden of decision-making away from surviving loved ones -- as well as providing an economical, yet quality alternative to costly funeral service. Nearly a half-a-century later, his vision is timely and popular. As more and more families choose quality, cost effective alternatives, so do more and more families choose The Omega Society. We are proud to be the #1 cremation provider in Southern California.

Who We Are

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The Omega Society is one of the oldest existing cremation and funeral societies in the U.S. today. Founded in 1974, Omega has nearly a half-a-century of service to families, and our staff has over 225 years of combined experience in the industry. Omega's long-standing, impeccable reputation for reliable, caring service at an exceptionally affordable price, provides families with the peace of mind in knowing all arrangements are carried out with the utmost dignity and care.

Why Choose Us

As a family-owned and operated company, The Omega Society is known for its warm, compassionate and personalized service. Since each of our staff has personal experience with the loss of a loved one, families often comment on our sensitivity and empathy, as well as our friendly nature. When finances are an issue, Omega will work with families to make our services affordable to everyone, and prides itself in being one of the few providers who will accept payment from Social Services. Omega's complimentary planting of a Living Memorial Tree through the US Forestry Service is another small, but appreciated gesture indicative of our special touch. 

 

Our reputation for going beyond the call of duty, and our honesty in deterring families from overspending are the hallmarks of our service and the very principles upon which Omega was founded. These intangible, but important qualities are what truly differentiates The Omega Society from other funeral service providers.

 

Our Family Serving Your Family

In 1991, Mr. de Michaelis and his wife, Julie, were joined by their daughter, Janet, in the management of The Omega Society. She has continued as President since his death in 1999. William de Michaelis, grandson of the Founder, joined the Omega team in 2013. Grandson Andrew de Michaelis joined our team in 2019. The Omega Society is proud to be in its third generation of service to families. 

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Just as The Omega Society is not your typical funeral home, so too is Janet de Michaelis not your typical funeral director. A licensed Funeral Director, Crematory Manager, Cemetery Manager, and Life Insurance Agent, Ms. de Michaelis has also earned both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Family Studies with an emphasis in Counseling. Her professional career includes positions in high visibility organizations -- including The White House in Washington, DC -- where attention to detail, logistics, event planning and costs were daily requirements. Together, she brings a fresh, new approach to funeral service, along with a special sensitivity in caring for families.