Cermak, William James, Jr
January 23, 1944 – April 27, 2018
Age 74 of Minneapolis, passed away after an unwavering battle with cancer. Preceded in death by parents William and Helen, sister Joan, brother John. Survived by siblings Susan Trautman, Peter (Mary) Cermak, Jane (Nick) Kinn, Mary Speas, Liz (Greg) Blair, Mark (Barb) Cermak and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill was a naturally gifted, passionate pianist who performed for local ballet dance schools profoundly touching countless lives through his music. Bill was also interested in politics, thrived on intellectual conversations and enjoyed family gatherings. Special thanks to Dr. Puneet Cheema St. John’s Healtheast Oncology, U of M Oncology and the extraordinary caregivers at Our Lady Of Peace Hospice. Memorials preferred to O.L.P. Hospice in St. Paul, services pending. (Published in the Star Tribune on May 6, 2018).