About Us

Woodlawn Cemetery was established in 1881 to provide a picturesque cemetery for the growing Syracuse community. Today, Woodlawn continues this tradition of serving the public by maintaining beautiful grounds that offer quiet comfort to visitors.

Founded as a traditional cemetery, Woodlawn has always focused on providing a welcoming place for celebrating the lives and memories of family and friends. A not-for-profit cemetery, Woodlawn has met the needs of a changing community over the years.

In the mid-1970s, Woodlawn built the first garden mausoleum in Central New York. Today, we serve a large portion of the community with more than 8,000 crypts. We continuously invest in the cemetery, maintaining roads, planting trees and caring for older sections. These important steps keep Woodlawn looking its best year round.

Woodlawn continues to meet the needs of the community. We now have many burial and memorial options for families choosing cremation, while still developing additional choices every year. Woodlawn is open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset. We encourage people to visit the cemetery to walk, run, bike, bird watch or remember family and friends.


Mark Gildemeyer, Assistant Superintendent
Barbara Robinson, Customer Service Manager