Office Phone: 814-454-4551

Peter J. Burton

President, Funeral Director, Supervisor of Burton Funeral Home, Girard

Mr. Peter J. Burton is the President of Burton Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc. Peter is also a fifth generation funeral director to carry on the family Burton Funeral Home business. 


Peter was a 1987 graduate of Fairview High School, attended Baldwin-Wallace College and graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.


  • Girard Presbyterian Church
  • Lake Erie Lodge No. 347 F. & A.M.
  • Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Erie
  • Zem Zem Temple Shrine, Erie
  • On the Board of the Hagen History Center, Erie County Historical Society
  • Fairview Community Council, Girard
  • Lake City Chamber, past president
  • Serves on the Girard Borough Council as Mayor
  • Erie Yacht Club
  • The Kahkwa Club
  • Former member of the Erie Maennerchor and UPMC Hamot Board of Corporators

Other information:

Peter enjoys giving back to his community. He enjoys and loves the outdoors, biking, hiking, four-wheeling, snow skiing, and boating on Lake Erie. Peter has three children, and two of them have joined the family business of 6th generation.  Ben Burton is part of the team at Ericson Memorial's and Jenna Burton is working at the funeral home becoming a 6th generation Funeral Director with the family.


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

January 10, 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

Both James Scott and Patricia Brunner were so wonderful. If they treat everyone like they did us, they would need no improvement. – Mary Ellen

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

“I didn’t notice nor did I hear a comment about improvement possibilities. Above and beyond in considerate, care, and service. My brother would have been proud.” – Jodi
October 26, 2019

To our Burton Funeral Home family,

Thank you for everything that you have done for us. From the bottom of our hearts. You all have been helping our families for years (especially Laura)! From your assistance to your caring support during our difficult times, Thank you!-John and Amy

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

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

Dear Mark,
Thank you for the lovely card and note remembering our brother’s death. It was so thoughtful of you.
It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed. I think of him so often and keep him close that way. Our thanks again too for the very professional and kind and caring way that Burton’s took care of everything for us after my brother’s death.

July 12, 2018

A note to say thank you for the Christmas Stockings! Our Veterans were touched, pleased and happy!
This was wonderful, thoughtful and very generous of all those who made this event happen.
We want to extend our appreciation to all of you, your thoughtfulness and time has made Christmas special to many Veterans!
April 5, 2018

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