Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Jay Thomas Justin - Licensed Funeral Director
Jay Justin is the Great-grandson of our founder, James A. Thomas. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1992. Born and raised in Anderson Township, he graduated from Turpin High School and the University of Cincinnati obtaining a bachelor's degree in communications. He still lives in Anderson Township with his wife and children. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge # 419 Madisonville/Madeira. He also serves on the Board of Directors at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Jane M. Ludlow - CFSP Funeral Director and Embalmer
Jane was born and raised in Hamilton, OH, graduating from Hamilton High School. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with an Associate in Art degree and from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science with a Bachelors degree in Mortuary Science. She has been dually licensed since 1997. She earned her designation of CFSP in 2006. She is an adjunct instructor at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and sits on the PAC Committee at the Mortuary College, the Ohio Mortuary Operations Response Team, Legislative Committee and the Scholastic Assistance Committee with the Ohio Funeral Director's Association. She also serves as the President for the Greater Cincinnati Funeral Service Association. She lives in Madisonville.

Sharon Justin - Corporate Secretary
Sharon is the wife of the late Jay C. Justin and the mother of Jay T. Justin. She is also the surrogate mother to everyone who works with us, either on staff or by trade.

James Fieler - Associate
Jim has been with the funeral home since 1984. He is a 1971 graduate of Purcell High School. He lives in Eastgate with his wife.  We call him the "Jimmy of all Trades".

Dennis Ortlieb
Dennis "Denny" or "Ort" Ortlieb was born and raised in Deer Park.  He graduated from Moeller High School, was a member of St. Saviour Parish, Rossmoyne and is a retired Fire Chief of the Deer Park/ Silverton/ Rossmoyne.  He also works part time at North East Emergency Dispatch as a 911 operator.  He works visitations in our funeral home and knows most everyone in this community.

Jean Jones - Secretary
Or, as we like to call her, Jean, has been with Thomas-Justin Memorial for 30 years.  She is a resident of Dillonvale and a member of St. John the Evangelist in Deer Park.  She works 4 days a week and is the best face to see when you first walk in to our facility.