Guardians That Preserve and Protect You or Your Loved One's Life Story
Life Story Guardians & Licensed Funeral Directors
At Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, we strive to be the guardians of you and your loved one's life story.
You've lost someone close to you and that's extremely difficult. We truly understand what you're going through and our job is to help you navigate the loss more easily by taking care of all the details so that you can focus on you and your family who need your support as well.
Our licensed funeral directors adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that we not only meet, but actually exceed the expectations of our families. We are committed to living up to the principles we have been taught about the funeral profession and demonstrate that practice of compassion to those we serve.
Our funeral directors are well versed in the special funeral traditions of all faiths and backgrounds. Simply let us know your wishes, and you can be assured that the service will be memorable and meaningful.
If you have any questions, we're available by phone, by email or in person. We look forward to taking care of you.
Charles A. Castiglia
MS, CFSP, CPC, President, Life Story Guardian & Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: 716-627-2919
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 of the funeral industry to provide exceptional care to the families that Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home serves. Most recently he received the Funeral Celebrant Certification.
Charles is involved in many area organizations and is the current owner of Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home and has been with the organization since 1981.
Brandi A. Reed
Life Story Guardian & 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.
Mark J. Janik
CFSP, CPC, CFC, Life Story Guardian & Licensed Funeral Director
Office Phone: (716) 627-2919 or (716) 674-5776
Fax: (716) 627-6346
Mark Janik is a 2009 Summa Cum Laude graduate from the American Academy McAllister Institute. Additionally, Mark is also a Certified Funeral Service Professional, NFDA Certified Pre-Planning Consultant and a Certified Funeral Celebrant. His commitment and mission is to compassionately and competently discover the life story of those who are in our care. Mark also works with individuals and families to safeguard a life story beforehand so that it may be shared with family and friends in celebration of a unique and significant life.