Office Phone: 814-838-0596

John C. Botwright, Jr.

Funeral Director, Supervisor of the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc., (West Ridge)

Jack worked several years here before becoming a licensed Funeral Director in 1971.


  • Edinboro University
  • Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science      

Community Involvement:

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church since 1948
  • Past President of the Erie Crawford County Funeral Directors Association
  • American Legion Post # 773 for over 50 years
  • Millcreek Lions Club for over 50 years
  • Sportsmen’s Club for over 50 years

Other Information:

Jack worked in his family’s coal business Household Fuel until the age of 18.  He met his soon to be wife, Phyllis, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sunday school class.  They dated for a little while and ended up being married for 65 plus years. During that time they went to Germany when Jack was serving in the U.S. Army for 18 months from 1953 until 1955. Together they lived above the old Burton Westlake Funeral Home at Eight and Powell Avenue for more then 20 years where they raised their four sons. Jack now enjoys spending time with his family including his seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also enjoys golfing. Jack has worked at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home as a Funeral Director and the Supervisor for many years. He has in the past and continues presently to compassionately serve many families and the Erie Community.


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

January 5, 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 heart was filled with joy that evening...Thank you again for all your service.
April 5, 2018

Karen and Peter
Your compassion and ability to guide us with mother’s funeral was a blessing.
A big thank you to you and your team!

July 28, 2018

Everyone was very helpful. – Charles H.

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

Dear Staff of Burton Funeral Home,
Thank you for the gift of the ornament – it will be hung on the one of the family’s Christmas trees every year!
January 6, 2019

“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

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

“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

Dear Mark –
I want to thank you especially and also Patty and Terry. You were my rock during the most devastating time of my life. Every day I miss mom and dad so much. I still think it is Dad calling when the phone rings.
Took a beautiful wreath to the cemetery and saw the headstone for the first time. I cried. Now they are together forever. Again thank you so much.
January 6, 2019

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