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.


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January 4, 2019

Not many people today are appreciated for the jobs they do. It has taken me this long but wanted to let you all know I appreciate you taking care of my dog and spelling his names correctly.
He was truly a service animal but will never get the full recognition he deserved for it.
Thank you for all you do.
March 22, 2018

Dear Bill, Patty and all at Burton Westlake,
Thank you for making it easy during the loss of my mom. The pre-planning we did really paid off. Everything was beautiful and very well done. I would recommend Burton Funeral services any time.

July 22, 2018

Dear Peter –
My family and I want to thank you for making such a difficult time during our loved one’s death as easy as possible for us.
We appreciated all your ideas and your choices from the clergy to the guitarist. Your entire funeral home staff was so pleasant and helpful.
All the people who attended the services told us how wonderful it was.
Thank you for everything you did for our family.
Sincerely – Carol


All member at Burton’s on West 10th Street were very humble. I couldn’t thank them enough. Highly recommend.

July 29, 2018

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

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

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 your guidance in planning the funeral for my mother.
Everything was done with care and respect.
The service in your chapel and the Mass at St. Julia were very comforting to our family.
March 20, 2018

Thank you for your care and kindness coping with the passing of our mother. If we had questions or concerns, you were considerate at all times. – Agnes

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