DeJohn Funeral Homes Awards 2019 Scholarships to Local Students

Willoughby Hills, OH (July 20, 2020) ­– 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 Michael Favazzo of Mayfield High School (attending Mercyhurst University, Architecture Design); Skylar Franklin of Charles F. Brush High School (attending Capital University, Music Tech); Lilia  Valentic of Kirtland High School (attending University of Dayton, Biology); Emily Allegretti of West Geauga High School (attending Ohio State University, Biomedical Engineering); Natalie Fullerman of Chardon High School (attending University of Rochester, Chemical Engineering); Julianna LeQuay of VASJ (attending Hiram College, Veterinary Medicine); Anthony Brey of Saint Ignatius (attending Miami University, Computer Science); Samuel Webster of Mentor High School (attending University of Notre Dame, Computer Science); and Madison Allegretti of West Geauga High School (attending Ohio State University, undecided).

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 2020. While it was a challenging end of school year, 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

Photos of the students accepting their awards can be found online at

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