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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Girard Team
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Testimonials

Dear Mark,
Thank you for the lovely card and note remembering our brother’s death. It was so thoughtful of you.
It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed. I think of him so often and keep him close that way. Our thanks again too for the very professional and kind and caring way that Burton’s took care of everything for us after my brother’s death.

July 12, 2018

“Bill helped pre-arrange and ultimately conduct the funeral. His patience, thoughtfulness – did I say a lot of patience? I got exactly the sendoff I wanted for my mom. Bill made it an extremely easy wonderful experience!” - Karen
October 26, 2019

Mark and Karen
First of all your team did an awesome job in setting up the services for my mom.
Thank you Karen for coming in on your day off to help us with the arrangements. We appreciate you Mark for the use of your trailer to move mom’s furniture. Many thanks to both of you.

July 8, 2018

Peter –
Thank you so much for helping us navigate mom’s celebration of life. Your presence was greatly appreciated. Truly a professional, compassionate experience.

January 10, 2019

Dear Mark –
Our family wants to thank you and the Burton staff for the wonderful celebration of life you made possible for us. I want to personally thank you for your help and guidance through his process.
Generations of our family have been at Burton’s and we have always been pleased.
January 10, 2019

“I didn’t notice nor did I hear a comment about improvement possibilities. Above and beyond in considerate, care, and service. My brother would have been proud.” – Jodi
October 26, 2019

Dear Karen,
Thank you for the beautiful snowflake ornament with my husband’s name on it that you sent to me. It is another example of how Burton’s is top notch in caring for the families of deceased individuals.
Bill at your West Lake Branch was extraordinary in meeting the needs and wants of my family. Everything was done to perfection and though it was the most devastating time in my life, I was very happy with the way everything was done.
My husband chose Burton Westlake when we were there for calling hours for a friend. As far as I am concerned, Jim made an excellent choice that day. Thanks for everything!

January 6, 2019

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

“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

“Superior Service!” Joanne H.
“I thought it was wonderful there was help with life insurance!” – Chandra
“Everything was really perfect! I will use this funeral home in the future!” – Linda

October 26, 2019

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