Lou Chermak, 76 years of Copley, passed away on February 5, 2023. He was the second of three children born to Alois and Ethel Chermak of Akron.
Preceding him in death are his parents and his older sister Ethel Lois. He is survived by his sister Linda Marie (Daniel)Daugherty. His wife, Mary Katherine (Kap) Chermak, children: Alois V. Jr.(Lori)and their four children Alois V. III, Amanda, Ashley, and Alexander; Amy Susan (Eric) Broich, and their two children; Matthew (Holly)and Mya, Fredrick Samuel (Sarah) Chermak, and their six children; Fredrick Jacob, Catherine, Helen, Teresa, Thomas and Louis; Andrew (Randie)and their two children Henry and Benjamin; Judith Josephine (Tyler) Whitney and their two children Liam and Charlie. In addition he has 5 great grandchildren.
Lou has had many accomplishments in his life time over and above fostering his wonderful family. Starting in high school Lou belonged to the swim team. After graduation in 1964 he joined the Army and served his tour of duty in Baumholder, Germany as an E5 being a Tourette mechanic and the Company Armour.
When he was discharged he went to Akron University, became a Registered Land Surveyor, and in 1983 started Chermak Surveying which continued for 40 years. He formed many lasting memories, alliances and friendships.
Lou joined the PLSO (Professional Land Surveyors of Ohio) and in time, became President. During his tenure he secured the "Land Surveyor's Office" that resides at Hale Farm and Village and worked diligently on the PLSO Convention that was held at Quaker Square.
In 1997 Lou along with Kap and 14 other friends got together and organized Ohio's North Coast Jitterbug Connection, which celebrated 25 years in 2022. He remained active as DJ-dancer to the end. He loved this organization and everyone involved. In 2011 Lou and Kap were inducted into the American Bop Association Hall of Fame because of their many contributions to the club and the dance community.
Lou and Kap have kept many of their high school and after friendships. There hasn't been a person that enters their lives that doesn't make a lasting mark.
Calling hours will be held at Hummel Funeral Home COPLEY, 3475 Copley Road on Friday from 4-7pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 10am at Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Interment in Copley Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Summit County Veterans Service Commission Monuments and Memorial Fund, 1060 East Waterloo Road Akron, Ohio 44306.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)
Guardian Angles Catholic Church