Office Phone: 814-454-4551

Ray Breter


 Ray started on May 31, 2010


  • Academy High School (1965)
  • U.S. Army Adjutant General School Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN. (1966)
  • GE Prep School (Erie Vo-Tech) (1974)


  • The Army Commendation Medal 1967-1968, Republic of Vietnam

Other Information:

Ray served our Country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in Cu Chi Vietnam and Germany from 1965 until 1968. 

Ray Breter helps our organization in many ways. You may see him on his daily route to expedite and deliver paperwork or running errands, necessary to provide the best service possible to the families we serve. Ray is very involved with Pet Loss Services by Burton on a daily basis. He works closely with many Veterinary Hospitals and sometimes with families, throughout Erie County providing the same quality of service and care to those families, experiencing the loss of family pets. Prior to his current role here as Courier, Ray was involved with many funeral services. He was able to take a WWII Commander to Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors and Fly over. Ray's motto is "Always put others before myself."



Peter –
Thank you so much for helping us navigate mom’s celebration of life. Your presence was greatly appreciated. Truly a professional, compassionate experience.

January 10, 2019

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

The staff at Burton Funeral Home from the receptionist to the Director was excellent. They explained everything, made sure everything was taken care of and were compassionate. Thank you.
March 18, 2018

We cannot thank you enough for your care, attention and support this past month. We sincerely appreciate your personal and professional courtesy you showed our entire family and we were grateful for your guidance. You made an incredibly difficult time so much less overwhelming. We feel blessed for your role in this life transition.
January 28, 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

The entire Burton family was amazing. The service was perfect – from beginning to end. Thank you. – Brian

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

We as a family were very pleased with everything. We did not feel rushed and staff took all the time we need with us.
March 19, 2018

“The staff was very professional and kind – not only did they meet our needs but they also anticipated our needs. Our family was very pleased with their service!” – Elaine
October 26, 2019

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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