Office Phone: 814-454-4551

Terry Colvin

Funeral Director, Pre-Need Specialist



1981 Graduate of Cathedral Preparatory H.S.
1985 – Graduate of Mercyhurst College
            B.A. Business Administration
2004 – Graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS)
Licensed Life, Health and Annuity Agent
Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow Designation (LUTCF)

Honors and Community Involvement:

Saint Jude Roman Catholic Church
Lakeshore Country Club


Fitness & Golfing

Other Information:

Terry was born and raised in Erie. He joined Burton Funeral Homes in 1987 assisting in the prearrangement & aftercare area of the business. Terry is a licensed funeral director and he has over 30 years experience in counseling & assisting families in the many senior issues and business details that need to be addressed before and after a death. Terry has also been a licensed life insurance agent since 1987 which has aided him in counseling Burton families. Terry enjoys adding a delicate & appropriate amount of humor in assisting families through the grieving process.

Terry lives in Fairview with his wife Sharon (who is also his assistant) and their dogs. They have 5 grown children and are enjoying their empty nest and the antics of their grandsons, Kaeden and Hudson.


Peter Burton was wonderful. Hard to answer most questions as our needs were for cremation. - Harold

“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

Thank you for your kind consideration and high degree of professionalism. You made a difficult situation as easy as possible.
March 23, 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 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


Everyone we spoke with was extremely helpful, understanding and totally invested in our feelings and emotions.
March 21, 2018

“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

I couldn't have asked for a more dedicated, caring person to assist in our time of sorrow. I need to thank you for everything, honestly without you and your kind heart I'm not sure that it would have been possible, so THANK YOU!
March 21, 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

Mark and Karen
First of all your team did an awesome job in setting up the services for my mom.
Thank you Karen for coming in on your day off to help us with the arrangements. We appreciate you Mark for the use of your trailer to move mom’s furniture. Many thanks to both of you.

July 8, 2018

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