About Robert J. Shearer

Robert J. Shearer is the co-founder, former CEO and chairman of Shearer Foods. During his 40-year tenure, he scaled the company to a multi-million-dollar enterprise, receiving accolades from numerous trade and business organizations. For his entrepreneurial achievements, Shearer has been recognized by Ernst & Young, Crain’s Cleveland Business and the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame. A former chairman of SNAC International, Shearer also served on numerous boards and is a frequent keynote speaker on entrepreneurship. He divides his time between Florida, Arizona and Ohio. We Were Better Together, Shearer’s first book, is dedicated to his late wife Melissa.

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If you’ve found this page, chances are you might be dealing with a difficult diagnosis, whether for yourself or a loved one. Welcome.

This website and the book it was created for–We Were Better Together–are both a labor of love and an act of service for me. In 2022, I lost my wife Melissa to cancer. We were married for thirty years, but we spent the last eight of those working to navigate her illness while still living a beautiful life together. If you’d like to read more about Melissa, I’ve created a beautiful site dedicated to her – MelissaShearer.com

With WeWereBetterTogether.com, we’ll offer a variety of articles on dealing with illness as partners or within your family and how to have a better experience. I hope that something here will be helpful to you, and I’m sending you every wish for good health and true fulfillment.