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.


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

Thank you for your patience, empathy, and love you showed our family in our time of need and despair. You are a wonderful man.

July 22, 2018

Dear Mark,
I appreciate all of your efforts to make my husband funeral arrangements and funeral services ran smoothly.
September 22, 2018

Mr. Bridger,
Just a note to say thank you for your caring and compassion at the passing of my husband.
You truly made a difficult time a little easier.

July 22, 2018

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

Best wishes to you and the rest at Burton's. Just wanted to express our sincerest thanks again for all you did. God Bless you all.
April 3, 2018

To everyone at Burton’s:
We would like to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Firstly, for the care of our son. Secondly for the kindness, compassion and patience of the personnel throughout the entire funeral. Thank you also for the Memorial Service.

January 4, 2019

I am tremendously grateful to you for how beautiful my loved ones funeral turned out. I have heard how you are in a fog at this time and now I know exactly what that means.
However, I feel fully confident in you all at Burton Funeral Home and the professionalism that you showed. I received so many compliments from various people.
I also wanted to accommodate you on your staff. The girls in your office could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Whoever picks your employees could not choose finer people.

March 22, 2018

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 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


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