About Us

our team

From generation to generation, Burton has worked closely with one of the most respected national associations — Selected Independent Funeral Homes — to offer the highest level of professionalism to families and individuals of all walks of life, religions and financial circumstances.

You will find our staff to be compassionate, caring and knowledgeable and each of our four homes to be welcoming and comforting. We provide the perfect place for your family to honor and celebrate the life of your loved one. We are dedicated to providing the support and information you need whether making arrangements in advance or at the time of a loved one’s death.

We recognize that during a time of loss families and their friends need a place where they are nurtured and cared for.

Moreover, we continually update our facilities and services to better serve you. Burton has convenient all-faith chapels at each location and we offer on-site cremation so you know your loved one is treated with respect and care.

We also offer pet loss services, cemetery memorials, and Whispering Pines Cremation Gardens, a beautiful resting place designed especially for cremated remains.

 

(In the picture above, (Top Row) Kate Hawkins, Office Administration, Girard Branch, Sandi Zampogna, Funeral Intern, Patty Brunner, Funeral Director and Life Insurance Agent, Hogan Zegarelli, Funeral Director, Laura Simonetti, Funeral Director, Mark Wilson, Funeral Service Support, Steve Grappy, Funeral Service Support, Melissa Hart, Office Administration (West 10th Street), Lisa Pataski, Funeral Director and Care Center Manager, Sandy Nelson, Office Administration (West 10th Street), (Middle Row) Bette Reilly, Funeral Service Support, Charlie Lintelman, Funeral Service Support, Don King, Funeral Service, Support, Cheryl Brown, Office Administration Scott Funeral Home branch, William Cousins, Funeral Service Support, Rebecca Rossi, Funeral Director, Mark Oellig, Funeral Director, Ray Breter, Courier, Charles Vorse, Funeral Service Support, Terry Colvin, Funeral Director and Pre-Need Specialist, John Matter, Funeral Director, John Botwright, Funeral Director and Supervisor of the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, (Front Row) William Lyden, Funeral Director and Supervisor of Quinn Funeral Home, Peter J. Burton, Funeral Director, President of Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. and Supervisor of Burton Funeral Home (Girard), Karen Burton Horstman, Funeral Director, Vice-President of Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. and Supervisor of West 10th Street branch, Mark Horstman, Funeral Director, Jim Scott, Funeral Director and Supervisor of Scott Funeral Home branch.)

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Testimonials

Dear Bill and Staff
Thank you for your guidance in planning the funeral for my mother.
Everything was done with care and respect.
The service in your chapel and the Mass at St. Julia were very comforting to our family.

July 20, 2018

We want to express our sincere gratitude for the support that all of you provided to our family. We felt that your courtesy and professionalism helped all of us get through the difficult times. God Bless!

December 20, 2017

“Everyone was very supportive of our needs and answered all of our questions. In a very difficult time whole staff was wonderful.” – Darcie
October 26, 2019

The Veteran Stockings were appreciated by our Veteran Residents! Your thoughtfulness is appreciated.
- Local Nursing Home
January 11, 2019

“Mark O. was very respectful, compassionate and efficient. He did a great job not only for the viewing but also for the burial of my mother.” - Charlene

“Everything was perfect – Thanks! – Laurel

October 26, 2019

My Family and I want to thank you and your staff, for being so caring. During our time of hurt. It will never be forgotten. We appreciated you coming out on a cold night to deliver my granddaughter’s bead for her necklace. She thanks you too.
December, 2017

I am tremendously grateful to you for how beautiful my loved ones funeral turned out. I have heard how you are in a fog at this time and now I know exactly what that means.
However, I feel fully confident in you all at Burton Funeral Home and the professionalism that you showed. I received so many compliments from various people.
I also wanted to accommodate you on your staff. The girls in your office could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Whoever picks your employees could not choose finer people.

March 22, 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely remembrance ornament! Our family will cherish it!

January 10, 2019

“The staff was very professional and kind – not only did they meet our needs but they also anticipated our needs. Our family was very pleased with their service!” – Elaine
October 26, 2019

Dear Karen,
I want to personally thank you all for your help with my mothers funeral.

Thanks to your diligent effort, the white bird release at the cemetery was very touching.


I also cannot begin to tell you how many people commented on what a nice newspaper writeup you did for moms obituary. I, along with my family appreciate your and everyone's endeavor to help us get through this difficult period.

August 13, 2018

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