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 Folks,
It was very thoughtful of your organization to think about us Veterans at Christmas. We thank you and wish you and yours a blessed and wonderful Christmas!
Stockings for Soldiers Recipient

January 4, 2019

Dear Burton’s
Thank You! I really cannot put into words…you were great!

January 10, 2019

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

January 10, 2019

I wanted to thank you for offering and then sending ornaments in memory of my parents. It was a source of comfort in this first Christmas without them.

Thank you again.
April 3, 2018

Karen, Mark, Peter and Staff
Thank you so much! I can’t tell you how helpful you all have been. You all have helped me so much through this terrible time in my life. You have all gone above and beyond and I appreciate it all so much! Thank you!

July 3, 2018

To the Burton Westlake Funeral Home Family
Thank you for doing that annual service of remembrance. That was beautifully done. The piano playing, the singer, Fr. Mike reading scripture and to end with the names and tree lighting...my heart was filled with joy that evening...Thank you again for all your service.
April 5, 2018

Karen,
Over the past year, you have been a tremendous help to me as I tried to move the through two very sudden and grief filled situations and deaths. My sister’s funeral went very well. She is home and laid to rest next to our parents. It was a very small, quiet service that let us bury her in a manner that let us grieve and honor her. Your help in coordinating two out of town funerals was immensely appreciated. I could not have done it without your expert help.
Your quiet understanding and very capable nature made these difficult situations more bearable.
Enjoy the summer!
Thank you for the beautiful card and words on the anniversary of Dad’s passing.

July 24, 2018

Thank you for your kind consideration and high degree of professionalism. You made a difficult situation as easy as possible.
March 23, 2018

Thank you for the beautiful service you had for our loved ones who passed away!
Thank you for the beautiful ornament too!
January 6, 2019

Thank you for taking good care of my husband.
April 5, 2018

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