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Meet the Funeral Directors

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Ross C. DeJohn, Jr., Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

Joining his father in the family business in 1977, Ross  understood from the very beginning the importance of his family’s tradition. He  understands the heritage of his family and profession as well as the changing  needs of the community he serves. After graduating from Bowling Green State  University, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, he became a Licensed Funeral Director in 1986. He is a member of the Cuyahoga, Ohio, and  National Funeral Directors Associations.  He served in the U.S. Army in 1972 as  a 2nd Lieutenant, and was an Army Reserve Captain from 1974 to 1980. He is also Past President of the Mayfield Area Chamber of Commerce and currently a member the Willoughby Rotary. Ross completed the Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Training Program and also volunteers at Hillcrest Hospital with our Staff therapy dog, Magic. Ross Jr. is  a parishioner at St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills, Ohio and has been married to his wife Patty since 1971. They have three children and five grandchildren. Ross and Patty reside in Kirtland, Ohio.

Ross C. DeJohn III, President & COO

Ross C. DeJohn III, President & COO

Joining his father,  grandfather, and the rest of the DeJohn family, Ross represents the third  generation of family values and heritage in the firm. After graduating from the  University of Dayton where he was President of the Student Government and an active member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, he received his Funeral Director  license in 2000. Ross III became deeply involved in the community serving as  board member and Past Vice-President of the Mayfield Area Chamber of Commerce,  long-time board member and past President of the Rotary Club of Hillcrest,  and as Scholarship Chair of the Mayfield Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Ross is a parishioner of  St. Noel Church in Willoughby Hills. Committed to his profession, Ross is a  member of the Cuyahoga, Ohio, and National Funeral Directors Associations as well as the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. He is married to the former Christy DiCillo, who is a Registered Nurse with 18 years at The University Hospitals of Cleveland and now is working as a member of the DeJohn Administrative team. They reside in Kirtland and have three daughters.

Robert J. DeJohn, Sr., Licensed Funeral Director

Robert J. DeJohn, Sr., Licensed Funeral Director

Bob is a past graduate of Bowling Green State University and member of the Sigma Chi  Fraternity. A Licensed Funeral Director since 1988, he is also a Licensed Life Insurance Agent and Pre-Arrangement Specialist. He is a member of the Cuyahoga, Ohio, and National Funeral Directors Associations, as well as the Embalmers  Association of Cleveland. He is currently a City Council Member for Mayfield Heights.  He has served on the Board of the Hillcrest YMCA, and devotes his time to many public service and fraternal organizations such as Mayfield High School and Sigma Chi Alumni Associations. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus Gilmour Council 310. Additionally, he volunteers his time at the Western Reserve Model Railroad Museum. He is a  parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Church and also serves as an usher and  parishioner of St. Clare Church. Bob is married to the former Lori Boslett, who  is a Registered Nurse at Hillcrest Hospital. The couple has two children.

William A. White, Licensed Funeral Director

William A. White, Licensed Funeral Director

With over 35 years  of service in the funeral profession, Bill is the manager of our South Euclid  Chapel. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Borromeo College  of Ohio, attended John Carroll University and is a graduate of St. Joseph High  School. He is a member of the Gesu 50+ Club and the East Side Irish American  Club. Mr. White is a veteran of the United States Army, serving with the  Criminal Investigation Unit (C.I.D.) at the Presidio of San Fransisco in  California. In addition, he served as past President of the John Carroll  University Band.

James A. Mullally, Licensed Funeral Director

James A. Mullally, Licensed Funeral Director

A graduate of  Cleveland State University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science,  Jim’s career in funeral service dates from 1954. He is a second generation  Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, a Licensed Pre-Arrangement Specialist,  and is a member of the Cuyahoga, Ohio, and National Funeral Directors  Associations, as well as the Embalmers Association of Cleveland. He and his wife  Kerry are proud parents of twin boys.

Shawn F. Reilly, Licensed Embalmer & Licensed Funeral Director

Shawn F. Reilly, Licensed Embalmer & Licensed Funeral Director

Shawn is the newest member of our licensed staff. He  grew up in Wickliffe, Ohio and attended Wickliffe Elementary, Middle and High  School, graduating in 2003. He graduated from Lakeland Community College with a  degree in Business Management. Shawn graduated from the Cincinnati College of  Mortuary Sciences in 2006.  Shawn enjoys all sports – especially basketball and  golf, and plays in cornhole and bowling leagues around the city.