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Whether you prefer a funeral with many guests or a simple service for a few close friends and family, Burton can help you plan the service that celebrates your loved one's life in a special and meaningful way.

You can choose when and where to hold the service. You can choose the music, the prayers and the personal touches as well. We are here to honor your wishes and offer guidance if needed.

If you would prefer to speak with someone, please call us at 814-454-4551.

Here is a range of personalized services we can provide.

tradtional service rsTraditional Service

This service includes embalming, services of funeral director and staff, one day of viewing hours, and the funeral service at the funeral home or the local church of your choice. We also provide a register book, memorial folders, acknowledgement cards, and the necessary transportation to and from locations. Your floral tributes will be displayed. You can also bring in photographs and other memorabilia to personalize your service and honor your loved one. Burton will arrange and coordinate all of the details for you.

Graveside Service

A graveside service is an optional ceremony conducted at the burial site of your loved one. 

Memorial Service

A personalized memorial service can be held at Burton in one of our all-faith chapels or at an off-site location of your choice.

Video Tributes

A video tribute is a custom designed presentation of photos, poems, and artwork that is set to music and played during visiting hours at the funeral home to help family and friends recall the life of your loved one. After the funeral, the video tribute is yours to keep as a treasured keepsake.

Ceremonies

Every family is different. Funeral ceremonies can be tailored to your religious and cultural traditions, budget, and personal preferences.

cremationCremation Services

Burton Funeral Homes offers a variety of professional cremation services. We have our own on-site crematory, so you can be assured your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect from the moment he or she enters our care.

Even though you choose cremation, your loved one’s body can still be present for viewing, publicly or privately, during visiting hours or before the service. Or you can choose to have your loved one’s ashes present at the funeral home, church, or off-site memorial service.

After cremation, you can choose to keep the ashes, scatter them, bury them, or place them in a niche in a columbarium or mausoleum.

Burton offers a complete selection of cremation urns through our Ericson Memorial Studios and Erie City Memorials. We have beautiful urns to keep in your home or display in a niche. We have plain urns for burial and we can also can provide ashes in a simple box.

Headstones and memorial markers are available through Ericson and Erie City Memorials.

Note: Some restrictions exist on scattering ashes. Also, the Roman Catholic Church recently issued new guidelines on cremated remains. We can provide you with the details.

Burial Services

If your loved one is to be buried, you can choose to have the casket present at the funeral home and during services, or not. If you prefer no viewing, you can choose whether the body is embalmed or not. 

Burton has a wide range of caskets from which to choose. We can guide you through the selection process based on your needs and preference.

We can help make all of the arrangements at the cemetery as well. Headstones and memorial markers are available through our Ericson Memorial Studios and Erie City Memorials.

green burialGreen Burials (Eco-friendly Funerals)

Burton provides a range of eco-friendly funeral services. We offer formaldehyde-free embalming and eco-friendlly cosmetics. No embalming is also an option if you choose no open-casket viewing.

Eco-friendly caskets made from sustainable, nontoxic, biodegradeable materials are also available. We also have cremation urns come in a wide variety of eco-friendly styles.

Veteran Benefits

As a convenience to families of veterans, Burton will take care of ordering military honors at the cemetery, ordering interment or inurnment in a National Cemetery and applying for VA survivor and burial benefits.  This is a small token of our appreciation for the sacrifices made by those who have served in the military. Click here to read more about veteran benefits.

Social Security Benefits

In order to receive Social Security Survivors' Benefits, you must apply through the Social Security Administration. Click here for more information.

Grief Counseling

The Burton Funeral Home at West 10th & Cherry has an excellent, free lending library with a wide selection of books covering grief, bereavement, coping and healing.

Our West County location in Girard hosts a grief support group for people who have suffered a loss. The group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at 525 Main Street East in Girard. For more information call 814-774-3603.  Click here for links to other local and national organizations who can assist you through the grieving process.

 For more information and planning assistance, please call us at 814-454-4551. 

 

Testimonials

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

Dear Burton Pet Loss,
Thank you for your generous gift basket. We appreciate you keeping us in your thoughts this season.
Staff of a Local Vet

December 22, 2018

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

We would like to thank Burton Funeral Home for its generous donation of holiday stockings for our residents. The veterans enjoyed the various treats, puzzle books, socks, and lottery tickets, as well as other various items. Thank you for recognizing our veterans and their service to our country during the holiday season.
April 3, 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

Your thoughtful gifts for Veterans during the Christmas Season is so sincerely appreciated. What a wonderful surprise.

January 5, 2018

The service was beautiful and it was a fitting end for my husband and his service of 21 years 8 months to our country.

July 27, 2018

Peter, Karen and Staff -
I wanted to thank you for all your help, kindness and compassion shown to our family this weekend. You guys are true pros. Thanks again for your simply outstanding service.

January 10, 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

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

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