DeJohn Funeral Homes Awards Scholarships to Local Students 

Willoughby Hills, OH  ­– DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory is pleased to announce that nine local students have been awarded the Ross Sr and Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarship. Each student will receive $750 for his or her college tuition or books.

Scholarships were awarded to Charles Proctor of Saint Ignatius High School (attending Belmont University); Mackenzie Morris of Chardon High School (attending College of Wooster); Connor Walsh Marrott of Notre Dame – Cathedral Latin (attending University of Notre Dame); Thomas Green of Kirtland High School (attending Ohio University); Olivia Hamilton of Charles F. Brush High School; Patrick Garrett of West Geauga High School (attending The Ohio State University); Nicholas Paulic of West Geauga High School (attending John Carroll University); Johnathan Gaudio of Mayfield High School; and Cade McCue of South High School (attending Kent State University).

These students have demonstrated the ideals of passion, respect and organization to be eligible for the Ross Sr. & Carmella DeJohn Memorial Scholarship. Students that demonstrate these qualities as they achieve their higher education will become our future community leaders.

“Congratulations to the Class of 2021. We wish each of these fine young men and women the very best and continued success in their future,” said Ross DeJohn Jr., Chief Executive Officer for DeJohn Funeral Homes.

In 1993 the DeJohn family, in conjunction with the family owned funeral home, established the scholarship in honor of Ross (Sr) and Carmella’s dedication to education. Ross Sr. served as Mayor of Mayfield Heights for over 28 years and during that time was very supportive of all school related issues including support for many school levies.  More than $35,000 in scholarships has been awarded to deserving high school seniors living in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.

Students may apply for the DeJohn Memorial Scholarship in early spring and the application may be downloaded from the DeJohn website. For more information on the student scholarship, visit

About DeJohn Funeral Homes & Crematory

For more than 150 years, DeJohn-Flynn-Mylott Funeral Home and Crematory has been supporting Northeast Ohio families as an open, caring and dedicated partner as they experience dealing with death and celebrating a life that is most significant to them. Whether making plans for a current loss or preplanning for the future, we are here to guide our clients through the options and details to honor each individual. For more information, visit or call 440-516-5555.


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