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

Thanks to all of you for making the most difficult time in our lives a bit easier.
The home looked beautiful. The newspaper article and picture video was just a great honor to our memories and to our loved one’s Life. The Service was what we wanted to share, thanks for making it happen.
With sincere appreciation.

July 10, 2018


I couldn't have asked for a more dedicated, caring person to assist in our time of sorrow. I need to thank you for everything, honestly without you and your kind heart I'm not sure that it would have been possible, so THANK YOU!
March 21, 2018

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


Burton Funeral Homes,
Veteran’s stockings were appreciated by our Veteran Residents!
Local Nursing Home

January 4, 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

The service could not have been better.
It was an honor to him and to me. The memorial stone was beautiful.
Thank you all.

July 23, 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

“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

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

Dear Karen, you were very gracious and helpful caring for my family. Things went very smoothly.
Thank you for all your guidance and care.

July 26, 2018

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