The Forest Lawn Group cemeteries now accepting incidental burial of cremated domestic pets.

Following the passage of New York State’s Pet Burial Law in September, the Forest Lawn Group of Cemeteries have become the first New York State regulated not-for-profit cemeteries to allow pet owners to inter the cremated remains of their domestic pets with them in a cemetery. Prior to the enactment of the new legislation, New York’s cemetery regulations had prohibited the interment of pets in human cemeteries. The new law does not require cemeteries to allow pet interments, but rather gives them the option to do so. We are pleased to be able to take this important step, which will allow us to better meet the emotional needs of the many families and individuals who have a strong bond with their pets.

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You may be eligible for FREE burial space at Forest Lawn.

If you have an ancestor who purchased burial space at Forest Lawn or any of our "sister" cemeteries (St. Matthew's in West Seneca, Lakeside in Hamburg and the Williamsville Cemetery), you may be eligible for FREE burial space for yourself and your spouse at that cemetery. To learn more, submit your question here or call us at 716-885-1600.




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.


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Memberships

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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Volunteer

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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Donations

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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Employment

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

At the Forest Lawn Group of Cemeteries we recently made significant changes to our Rules and Regulations, and these changes may enable you to save a substantial amount of money on at-need or pre-need cremation burial space at any of our cemeteries.  In fact, you may even be eligible for FREE burial space.  Click here learn more.

 

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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