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.

Funeral Directors
Administrative
Care Center
Girard Team
Funeral Services Support Team
Testimonials

Karen -
Just a short written note to say thank you gain for all you did to make my sister’s service a comforting reality. She would have been pleased with the entire service. You were empathetic, warm, and professionally throughout and it was very much appreciated.
January 5, 2019

“Mark O. was wonderful!! Very kind and professional!” – Katie
“The Burton Funeral Home did a great job as to wishes of deceased.” – Darcy
“Once again Burton was very helpful and caring during a difficult time.” – Nicole

October 26, 2019

We as a family were very pleased with everything. We did not feel rushed and staff took all the time we need with us.
March 19, 2018

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

Peter and Karen
We were impressed by our professionalism and kindness. Harry Weiner is a friend but he really helped my younger brother who was struggling after the funeral was over. I just wanted to say how pleased we were with Burton Funeral Home. It’s a hard time and it’s nice to know that your loved ones funeral is in capable hands. Thank you.

January 10, 2019

Karen – Thanks so much for everything you have done throughout the process of helping us with the accommodations for our loved one. It was a pleasure working with you and Burton Funeral homes.
9/22/2020

“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

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

January 10, 2019

Best wishes to you and the rest at Burton's. Just wanted to express our sincerest thanks again for all you did. God Bless you all.
April 3, 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

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