WOOSTER – Vladimir L Lou. CERMELY, 89, of Wooster, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 in Doylestown with his wife, children and grandchildren at his side at a family picnic.
He was born January 30, 1922 in Wooster, the son of Martin and Mary Cermely. He married Josephine Patrick on February 2, 1957. She survives.
He retired as a sales tax agent for the State of Ohio. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 8, 1942 receiving 4 Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He served in North Africia and was among the first to invade Sicily, Salerno, Anizo and in Rome under Generals Patton and Clark. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Disabled American Veterans.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children David (Janet) of Wooster, Pamela Cermely of Bethesda, Maryland, Linda Cermely of Ipswich, Massachusetts and Laura (Gary) Undercoffer of Doylestown, grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, Jessica, Ryan, Brianna, Joshua and Stacy; great-grandchildren, Vivian and Byron; sisters, Katherine Chermely of Rocky River, Margaret Hastert of South Euclid.
Lou was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Mary and Helen Cermely and brothers Martin Cermely Jr. and Henry Chermely.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Avenue, Wooster on Friday, July 8,2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Stephen Moran as the celebrant Friends will be received one hour prior to the Mass at the Church. Inurnment of ashes will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or the American Heart Assn., 15120 Collections Center Dr., (15120=Lbx#), Chicago, IL 60693
Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, PO Boxz 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or the American Heart Assn., 15120 Collections Center Dr., (15120=Lbx#), Chicago, IL 60693
Memorial Mass on Friday, July 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church
1 hour prior to the service at the Church