President of Forest Lawn Cemetery placed on administrative leave

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — Joe Dispenza, president of Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery, is now on paid administrative leave.

A spokesperson for the cemetery confirmed to News 4 that an outside attorney was hired to “determine the facts about his [Dispenza’s] personnel management as president of Forest Lawn.”

An interim president was appointed, who was not named. A spokesperson told us, “Forest Lawn’s operations and legacy are in good hands.”

No other information has been made available.

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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