Share Your Forest Lawn Story

Forest Lawn is truly the place where memories live and new ones are made every day. It is with this in mind that we are developing a wonderful new “coffee table” book that tells the story of Forest Lawn, but in a very unique way – through the eyes of those whose lives have been touched in some way by this very special place. If yours has been, we’d love to know your Forest Lawn story. We may include it in our new book. Please share it with us.

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As heard on WBEN Radio 930..."Ask Joe" - Your Questions for Forest Lawn President, Joseph Dispenza.

We invite you to submit your question about burial, cremation or anything to do with Forest Lawn. We may use and answer your question on an upcoming segment of "Ask Joe" on WBEN. When you submit your question, please provide your first name and the town where you live. (Ex. Bill from Hamburg.)

Where memories live and the stories are told.

There's no place like Forest Lawn.

Forest Lawn is one of America's premier historic cemeteries.  Unmatched natural beauty – hills, valleys, lakes and streams.  Sculptural masterpieces.  Living history.  Most importantly, the stories - of those who now rest in peace under our care.  These stories shouldn’t end here.  They are ready to be discovered and to have the next chapters written. We invite you to read more about our history, plan a visit, become a member or access our extensive archives of historic documents.

Upcoming Events

September 28th, 2016 Forest Lawn's Basic History Trolley Tour 11:00am - 1:00pm Purchase Tickets
October 1st, 2016 Inside Gatehouse Walking Tour 10:00am - 11:30am Purchase Tickets
October 2nd, 2016 Forest Lawn's Famous History Trolley Tour 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Please note the following statement from Forest Lawn regarding the Pokemon Go game:

Forest Lawn Group Statement Regarding Pokemon Go™

The cemeteries in the Forest Lawn Group - Forest Lawn (Buffalo), St. Matthew's (West Seneca), Lakeside (Hamburg) and the Williamsville Cemetery - are sacred places where nearly 225,000 people rest under our perpetual care, and are joined by 1,700 annually. We welcome and fully embrace the responsibility, entrusted to us by their loved ones, to maintain the dignity of these very special acres.

While we eagerly welcome and strategically encourage all visitors to experience the beauty and serenity of our cemeteries, and certainly support the idea of getting young people to discover and explore important places in their community, we believe that recreational games such as Pokemon Go™ run counter to our commitment to maintaining the peace and dignity of our grounds.

We therefore join institutions such as Arlington National Cemetery and the National Holocaust Museum in respectively asking Pokemon Go™ enthusiasts to refrain from playing the game while on the grounds of any of the cemeteries in the Forest Lawn Group. Those who violate this simple request will be asked to leave the cemetery grounds.


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Now you can join the many others who value, understand and appreciate this special place in our community by becoming a member of Forest Lawn. Read More

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There are a number of ways you can support Forest Lawn with your time and talents. It's a great way to give back to your community, make new friends, cultivate your interests…and even get some exercise!

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We sincerely need and appreciate your donation to Forest Lawn through the Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation. We are gratefully accepting tax-deductible donations.

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Are you looking for a proud career with meaning? Forest Lawn has more than 80 of the most dedicated individuals in Western New York, from groundskeepers and maintenance staff to Family Service Representatives and administrative personnel.

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Honoring Vietnam Veterans Killed in Action

We are very pleased to make the outstanding work of Forest Lawn Historian Patrick Kavanagh accessible to the world.  Pat, who is himself a Vietnam veteran, has compiled the definitive resource of information on all 532 veterans (531 men and 1 woman) with direct ties to the eight counties of Western New York who were killed or died while on active duty in Vietnam.  

In Pat's words..."We must never forget the sacrifices made by these young people."   

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Cremation and Burial Services

No matter what your wishes are for the end of your life’s journey – be it cremation or traditional burial, there’s a place for you under Forest Lawn’s perpetual care.  Here among the stone bridges, flowing creek and gentle hills you’ll find some of the most beautiful (and least expensive) cremation and burial options in all of Western New York.  

Plan Ahead

Pre-planning your funeral and cemetery arrangements is one of the most important and valuable things you can do, not only for yourself but for your loved ones.

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Time of Loss

If you are facing an imminent death, or a loved one has died, please call your family funeral director first. These dedicated professionals are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to help you. They will guide you through this difficult time and help schedule a time to meet with us.

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