Life after Loss has become a classic in the field of loss and grief. Prior editions have been translated into seven foreign languages.
The first edition was published in 1988.


The new 6th edition reflects not only Bob’s continued experience in leading grief support groups and as a speaker and seminar leader, but his own personal experience in coping with the death of his wife and partner, June Deits on February 18, 2016 after a 12 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. 


June and Bob met at age 14 and were married the day after her 19th birthday in 1952 (Bob was 18 for five more months). Their marriage lasted 63 years,   11 months and 3 days.


Bob is a graduate of California State College, Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology. He holds a Master of Theology degree from the Claremont California School of Theology in pastoral counseling and psychology.


He presently serves as Associate Pastor of Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, Gold Canyon, AZ where he leads a grief support group and a Country Western worship service.


He is father of 3, grandfather of 10, and great grandfather of 12 (3 more on the way)

About the Author

Bob Deits has been an ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church since 1964. He has specialized in helping people cope with the death of loved ones, divorce, loss of body parts,  relocation and other major loss experiences for 38 years.