As the new Community Relations Director of DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory, Melissa DeJohn Capretta is developing relationships and strengthening community partnerships for the family business. She is also gaining new experience as a funeral director apprentice while helping people during their time of need.
Her passion to be present for people enables her to give others the sense of comfort they are seeking and allows them to trust in her expertise in planning during an overwhelming and emotional time.
Melissa primarily serves families at our Funeral Home in Chardon, but she can be found at any one of our locations assisting families in planning the best way to honor the memory of their loved ones.
A graduate of Mayfield High School, Melissa attended Northern Arizona University to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Ceramics and Science Education to teach art for K-12. As an art teacher, she thrived on being able to teach kids new art techniques and how to express themselves through art during the school day.
Melissa currently resides in Chardon with her husband, Rick, and their two children Charlie and Olive.