John Patrick Cermanski

  • Born: September 25, 1946
  • Died: March 21, 2019
  • Location: Pelham Manor, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Cermanski of Pelham Manor New York passed away on Thursday March 21st 2019. He was 72 years old. John was born in Norristown, PA to John and Nancy (Ann) Cermanski. He was raised in West Conshohocken, PA where he attended St. Gertude Catholic Elementary School and Upper Merion High School before graduating from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Political Science. While in school John was a Boy Scout and an undefeated wrestler.

John was an outgoing individual who loved spending time with and helping people. After graduating college he worked as a salesperson for various tool companies. In 1993, John joined Marine & Industrial Hydraulics, Inc. / Trident Actuators, where he was a highly valued and respected colleague and had an extraordinarily successful twenty-six year career becoming General Manager of the company. It was during his years as a tool manufacture Sales Representative and during those years he would meet his wife of 44 years Ella Schulz. They would meet in Long Island and marry at St. John of God R.C. in Central Islip. The couple lived in New Rochelle before moving to Pelham Manor in 1980.

John was a very active volunteer. He was a member of the Pelham Manor Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Pelham Civics, a volunteer coach for Pelham Little League and Huguenot Hoops and a member of the Mens Club in Pelham. He will be remembered as a loving man who enjoyed caring for people, especially his family. He will also be remembered as a person who was committed and never gave up no matter what the situation was.

John leaves behind his wife Ella Cermanski, his children John and Molly. He will be missed by his siblings Kathi, Robert and David and his Maltese Abby. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother Michael and his sister Patricia. He will be missed by his many friends, customers and everyone whose life he touched.

A Celebration of Johns life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham NY on Tuesday, March March 26th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Wednesday March 27th at 10:00am. Interment will be private. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made in Johns memory to the Pelham Manor Volunteer Fire Company, 1090 Clay Ave, Pelham Manor, NY 10803.. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Ella and Family,
I have just been informed of John's passing.
Our sincere sympathies to you and all of the family.
John was a good customer of ours and I met with him at his office and trade shows around the country over the years.
May the good Lord provide strength and understanding during these difficult times.
John was a "one of a kind"
Memory Eternal
Best regards,
Mike Pancoe, Sr.
Vice President of Sales
Akron Electric, Inc.
and our entire organization

Posted by Mike Pancoe - Akron, OH - Friend   May 16, 2019

Ella, I have been looking for you for our reunion next year.I am so sorry that I found you through John's death. Prayers for you and your family. Marie Tuohey(Mote)

Posted by marie mote - atascadero, CA - Friend   April 30, 2019

To the Cermanski family,
Our thoughts and condolences are with you at this time of loss. John was a devoted employee at MIH and a trusted friend of my late father. He was knowledgeable, committed and kind. He left a very positive impression on all of us; despite the sadness he gave us a legacy of decency and love that will always inspire us. RIP

Posted by John Wright - Falls Church, VA - acquaintance   March 26, 2019

Dear Mrs. Cermanski: I'm sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with John on and off for the last 20 years and fortunately for me I was able to spend time with him recently in Boston. John was an honest and hard-working colleague who will be sorely missed both professionally and personally. My deepest sympathies.

Posted by Ron Niedzwiecki - Athol, MA - Friend   March 26, 2019

Mrs. Cermanski, please accept my sincere condolences on the deep loss of your dear and kind husband. I am so impressed and admiring of the great and giving life he lived. You and your children are in my thoughts at this very sad time.

Posted by Emily Meyerson - Pelham, NY - Student   March 26, 2019

May John's memory be a blessing!

Posted by Eileen Vassos-Moffett - Corrales, NM - Friend   March 25, 2019

I am deeply saddened by the news of John passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Eric Lau - Hong Kong - Coworker   March 25, 2019

Dear Mrs Cermanski
I was so sorry to hear from Steffanie and Stephen that your husband John had died. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time .Take good care of yourself.

Posted by Linda Willis - Stratford ON N5A 1P2 - Acquaintance   March 25, 2019

Dear Ella, Molly and John, we are so sorry and saddened to hear of John's passing. Sending our love and prayers to all of you. Love, Michele, Gene, Gina and Deanna Maruschak

Posted by Michele Maruschak - Pelham, NY - Friend   March 24, 2019

Dear Molly and family, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of you dad.

Posted by Nick Perrorazio - Camp LeJeune, NC - Classmate   March 24, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Posted by Patricia Maxwell-Stashenko - Stamford, CT - Acquaintance   March 24, 2019

Dear Ella, John and Molly,
Sending you all love, strength and prayers during this most difficult time.
With much love,
Julie Martin

Posted by Julie Martin - White Plains, NY - Teacher   March 24, 2019

Sending you all my love and prayers for John and for healing of your heavy hearts during this difficult time. Our Mother of Perpetual Help, pray for us!

Posted by Erika Gruenewald - Port Saint Lucie, FL - Family Friend   March 23, 2019

I'm so sadden to hear about John's passing. I worked with John for many years at MiH. Ella my heart goes out to you and your family. John was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed our conversation. He always talked with so much love about you and your children. Even though I'm in Florida for 18 years, it was nice to become Facebook friends with him and to see pictures of your family. I will truly miss him. Some people come into your life for a short time, others stay and touch your heart.. May you memories been you comfort. May God bless you all. Christine Mann

Posted by Christine Mann - Riverview, FL   March 23, 2019

Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Claire Banas - King Of Prussia, PA - Friend   March 23, 2019

Please accept my deepest condolences. Sorry for your lost, sending many prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Pamela Irarrazabal - Harrison, NY - Coworker   March 23, 2019

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