Stories of life. Stories of love.

At Forest Lawn, you decide how to tell your life story. Whether sculpted in marble or carved in granite, cast in bronze or reflected in a garden, there are countless ways to be remembered.

In fact, for more than eight generations, this not-for-profit, non-denominational cemetery has served as the final resting place for more than 155,000 great citizens – from a U.S. President and foreign royalty, to local veterans and teachers.

Today, there is quite a lot of space still available (more than 20 acres, in fact) among the stone bridges, flowing creek and gentle hills of Forest Lawn. You’ll even find some of the most beautiful and least expensive cremation and burial options in all of Western New York, right here.

So come tell your story, only at Forest Lawn.

Custom Care Services
Blue Sky Mausoleum


An archival center of excellence for protecting, conserving, and making publicly accessible for genealogical research one of WNY's most precious assets - the Forest Lawn archives.
Click here to view construction progress.

Interested in volunteering at Forest Lawn? Click here for more information.

Forest Lawn sustained more than $1.2 million in damage as a result of the surprise October 2006 storm. In March, we announced our Landscape Renewal Plan, which will help return the "forest" to Forest Lawn. The Plan was made possible thanks to a generous grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation.
Learn more about the Landscape Renewal Plan.

Looking to take photos or video of Forest Lawn? Click here for our Photography and Videography Policy.


If you Don't Pre-plan Your Burial Arrangements...

When death touches your life and you haven’t made your cemetery and funeral pre-arrangements there are at least 49 decisions to make in the next few hours.

If you have your cemetery and funeral pre-arrangements made there are two decisions to make: Date and Time

This checklist (PDF, 47kb) was published by the ICCFA (International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association)