Robert “Bob” DeJohn began his career as a human resource professional with the State of Ohio and Hillcrest Hospital before joining his family’s funeral home in 1986. Leaving the corporate world to become a funeral director, where he’s been in the funeral service for 35 years. He began working with the Catholic Cemeteries Association in 2017, after 32 years as a licensed funeral director in a family business. He is also a Licensed Life Insurance Agent and Pre-Arrangement Specialist.
Bob is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is also a member of the Cuyahoga and National Funeral Directors Associations, as well as the Embalmers Association of Cleveland.
Bob is currently a City Council Member for the City of Mayfield Heights. He has served on the Board of the Hillcrest YMCA. Bob devotes his time to many public services and fraternal organizations. He belongs to the Knights of Columbus, Gilmour Council 310, Mayfield High School Alumni Association, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity Alumni Associations. He is a lifelong parishioner of St. Clare Parish, where he serves as an usher. He is married to the former Lori Boslett, who is a Registered Nurse at Hillcrest Hospital. The couple has two children.
We asked Bob what he loves about his profession. He said, “Many times, throughout my career, people would ask me why I chose this profession. I grew up around the business as my father was a licensed funeral director and embalmer, but most importantly I chose this profession to help people during one of the most difficult times of their lives, losing a loved one. Funeral service is a very rewarding profession and I have met many appreciative people who have impacted me and given me a better understanding of life.” We are so grateful to have him as part of our team!