Our Valued Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • Gregory M Wood

    Gregory M Wood Greg Wood Funeral Director Owner

    Greg is a Buffalo native, he is a graduate of Canisius College and SUNY Canton, he has been a licensed funeral director since 1986. Greg managed a funeral home in Kenmore from 1987 until 2010. Greg joined Wattengel Funeral Home in 1999. Greg is a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in North Tonawanda, member of the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association, The New York State Funeral Directors Association, Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club, Madonna Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Tonawandas Chamber of Commerce.
    Greg and his wife Jill reside in the large apartment upstairs from the Oliver Street location, they have four children and one granddaughter

  • Joseph V Mantione

    Joseph V Mantione Joe Mantione Funeral Director Owner

    Joe is a life long resident of North Tonawanda, a licensed funeral director for over 20 years, Joe has worked for the Wattengel Funeral Home, since 1993 in many capacities from funeral help, to director, to manager. Joe is currently the Niagara County Coroner for District #2 (North Tonawanda, Wheatfield, and Pendelton), he is board certified by the National Board Conference of Funeral Service, a graduate of Simmons Institute of Funeral Services with a associates degree in Mortuary Science. He is also a certified member of the New York State Association of County Coroners and Medical Examiners, a member of Niagara County Funeral Director Alliance and the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association.

    Joe is married to Tonya (Zulewski) Mantione, they have three children; Savannah, Grayson and Hudson. Joe is an active member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, where he is currently a trustee, a member of the Renaissance Club, and was a member of the former North Tonawanda Catholic School Board.

  • Ward Wattengel

    Ward Wattengel Ward Wattengel Owner from 1974 until 1999

    Ward Wattengel, 51, life long resident of North Tonawanda, died September 3, 1999. Mr. Wattengel was born in Buffalo, New York on September 21, 1947 to Mary (Garcia) and William M. Wattengel, Jr.
    Ward was a fourth generation funeral director. He owned and operated the Wattengel Funeral Home in North Tonawanda from 1974-1999. He was a past President of the Erie-Niagara Funeral Directors association, past president of the Lions Club of the Tonawanda's, member of the Board of Directors at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, as well as being active in many other civic and fraternal organizations. Ward was survived by his wife, and three children.

  • William Martin Wattengel Jr.

    William Martin Wattengel Jr. William Martin Wattengel Jr. 1948 until 1974

    William Jr. was 83 when he died November 24, 1994. Mr. Wattengel was a member of First United Methodist Church, life member of Sutherland Lodge #826 F. & A. M., North Tonawanda, Lodge 860 B.P.O.E., Columbia Hook and Ladder Company #1, Electric City Lodge #663 I.O.O.F., Volunteer Firemen's Benevolent Association, North Tonawanda Football Hall of Fame. Bill was a W.W.II Navy Veteran, member of Tonawanda Post #264 American Legion, Licensed Funeral Director from 1932-1994, serving as owner and operator of the then 100 year old Wattengel Funeral Home, until his semi retirement in 1974. Member of Niagara County Funeral Director's and Erie -Niagara Funeral Directors Association. Bill was Married to Mary (nee Garcia) Wattengel who died May 11, 2005.

  • William Martin Wattengel Sr.

    William Martin Wattengel Sr. William Martin Wattengel Sr.

    William Sr. Built the Funeral Home at 307 Oliver Street in 1925 and moved the Funeral Home from Webster Street

  • Martin J Wattengel

    Martin J Wattengel Martin J. Wattengel Founder

    Founded the Funeral Home in 1894 ran a Livery Business and a Hardware store along with the Funeral Home which was located on Webster Street, He ran the Funeral Home until his death in 1948.