Licensed Funeral Directors

Licensed directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are met.  Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are just a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field. 

Charles A. Castiglia MS, CFSP, CPC, President, Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: 716-627-2919
Fax: 716-627-6346

Charles A. Castiglia is a Licensed Funeral Director in New York State with a AOS in Funeral Service from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service, a BS in Business Management from Houghton College, and MS in Strategic Leadership from Robert's Wesleyan College. He is proud to enhance his credentials with the Certified Funeral Service Professional and Certified Pre-planning Consultant designations. Charles is committed to enhancing his knowledge in the funeral industry to provide exceptional care the families that Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home serves.  Most recently he received the Funeral Celebrant Certification. Charles is involved in many                                           area organizations and has been employed at the Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home since 1981.

Brandi A. Reed, Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: (716) 627-2919
Fax: (716) 627-6346

Brandi Reed is a 2010 graduate of Watertown High School and a 2013 graduate of SUNY Canton receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Funeral Service Administration. After serving her residency in Oneida she received her NYS Funeral Director’s License in April of 2015. Brandi worked in Rochester for a year before moving to Buffalo to join the team at Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. She is also a current member of Hamburg Rotary.