Forest Lawn (Corporate title is The Buffalo City Cemetery, Inc.), a not-for-profit 501(c)13 organization regulated by the New York State Department of State Division of Cemeteries. As an organization that welcomes all faiths, we operate five cemeteries and a crematory: Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York; Lakeside Cemetery in Hamburg, New York; St. Matthew’s Cemetery in West Seneca, New York; the Williamsville Cemetery and Gethsemane Cemetery – both in Williamsville, New York; as well as Buffalo Cremation in Buffalo, New York.


  • Joseph P. Dispenza
  • Annette Wargo
    Treasurer and Vice President of Finance
  • Christopher Converse
    Vice President
  • Meghann Surrett
    Corporate Secretary
  • Craig Wolcott
    Vice President of Operations and Mergers
  • Robert Walworth
    Vice President of Crematory Services

Board of Trustees

  • James M. Wadsworth, Chairman
  • Ruth D. Bryant
  • Richard J. Day
  • Joseph P. Dispenza
  • Charles F. Kreiner, Jr.
  • Mary Ann Kresse
  • George C. Morris
  • Kurt L. Rich
  • Hugh M. Russ