A hard worker, Richard started at the Parma GM plant on the line and worked his way up to a superintendent of the facility. He was driven and was willing to work hard to provide for his family. Richard was an avid drag racer and was awarded the Sportsman of the Year award in 2001 at Norwalk Raceway. He was dedicated to his family and to his racing family.
Survivors include his son Rick (Wendy) Cermak, of LaGrange; and his brother William Cermak, of Grafton. he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Karin Cermak and a brother David.
Friends and family will be received on Saturday, December 1, from 2-8 p.m. at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 South Main Street, Wellington. Donations if desired may be directed to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, 44110. Condolences may be expressed online at www.norton-eastmanfuneralhome.com.