JAMES E. “JIM” CERMAK age 64, of Walton Hills, entered into eternal life July 21, 2016.
Jim was born December 11, 1951 in Cleveland, OH to the late James E. Sr. and Agnes E. (nee Sedlak). He graduated Holy Name High School and earned a business degree from Cleveland State. Jim spent his entire career in upper management working for Fifth Third Bank formerly Cardinal Federal, and First Nationwide Bank. Jim spent his free time playing and watching sports. He was a true and loyal fan of the Cleveland Indians.
Jim is survived by his wife of 29 years Michele (nee Palumbo); sons Nicholas Sattelmaier (wife Kady) and Michael Cermak; grandchildren Joslyn and Crosby Sattelmaier; siblings Robert (wife Margaret), Jane Daly (husband Robert), Gerard (wife Rhea), William, Steven (wife Roseanne), Charles (wife Sandra), and Lois Simon (husband Joseph); many nieces and nephews; his cats Bob and Jade and his dog Jett.
His family will remember him as the eternal optimist who was loving, caring, compassionate and a selfless man that was a true model for all people. He was a wonderful husband and a great mentor to his children. Anyone who knew Jim will recall a kind and gentle soul who had a “happy go lucky” feel to him and always had a smile on his face.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jim at THE FERFOLIA FUNERAL HOME, 356 W. AURORA RD. (RT. 82) SAGAMORE HILLS FRIDAY 2-4 and 5-8 PM
Prayers at the funeral home, Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am, at St. Monica Catholic Church. Entombment following at All Saints Cemetery.
Contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to the Seidman Cancer Center C/O University Hospitals of Cleveland P.O. Box 94554 Cleveland, OH 44101 (secure.uhgiving.org).
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