Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Meet Rob Cisco. He is the owner of Cisco Funeral Homes in St. Marys & Celina; he is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and also owns Cisco Pet Crematories.
Rob was born in Celina, Ohio, he is a graduate of Celina Senior High School, Wright State University in Dayton, and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Rob has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1998 and is a Certified Pet Cremationist.
He is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the St. Marys Kiwanis Club. Rob is also committed in working with the youth in the community. He has been a track & cross-country coach for St. Marys city schools for over 15 years and has also coached youth basketball and organized the summer 5K run for the Summerfest.
His family includes his wife Nikki, three sons, Bennett, Jack, and Lennon, and his service dog Dottie.
Rob has a true passion for helping families in a time of need. Contact Rob at the funeral home to schedule a time to discuss pre-arrangement options or for any other service request.
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Robert “Bob” Cisco
He’s The founder of Cisco funeral home; he is a licensed funeral director and embalmer for Cisco Funeral Homes.
Bob was born February 17, 1947 at Otis Hospital in Celina, Ohio. He is a 1965 graduate of Saint Marys Memorial High School, a 1972 graduate from Wright State University with an associate degree, and a 1976 graduate from the Cincinnati College of the Mortuary Science.
He is a member of the Ohio funeral directors association, past president of Celina Lions Club, pass board member of Celina area council on aging, past member of the trustees Celina Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, and a pass member of the Mercer county fair board directors. Bob is a master mason at Celina 241, a member of the American Legion and the Eagles in Celina. He is also a longtime member of Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina. Church.
His family includes his wife Karen, three daughters and their husbands: Tammy and David Vernon, Melinda and Joe Keiser, Becki and Chris Weitzel; and his son and wife, Rob and Nikki Cisco. He has 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 3 step grandchildren, and 9 step great grandchildren.
Bob started his funeral profession when he was in high school. He worked for Yoder-Long and Folk Funeral Home in St. Marys and continued to work there while he was in college. He went on and worked for Dick and Son Funeral Home in Celina. 22 years ago, he went out on his own and started the Cisco Funeral Home.
He is very dedicated in helping people in their time of need. You can call Bob at the funeral home for any of your needs.
Jason D. Johnson, Funeral Director, has been with Cisco Funeral Home since 2012. Jason lives in St. Marys; he moved to St. Marys upon meeting and marrying his wife, Elizabeth (Lampert) Johnson, who is a lifelong resident of St. Marys.
He grew up in Cridersville and began working in the funeral home business at the age of 18. Jason and Elizabeth are both very involved in the community, where he is a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys Eagles #767, K of C Council #01592 and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association; Elizabeth is an assistant principal at St. Marys Middle School.
Jason graduated from The Ohio State University with his Bachelor’s Degree in Science and went on to graduate from The University of Cincinnati with his Master’s Degree.
Jason has a true passion for the funeral profession; he has a very comforting personality and is eager to help families in a number of ways during their time of need. Jason is well versed in the funeral profession and is proud to serve St. Marys & Celina families.
He enjoys watching and attending Ohio State football games, reading, playing tennis and golf, along with spending time with his family.
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