Ira Yermish – My Father, The Professor

Ira Yermish – My Father, The ProfessorI cannot even begin to express how I’m feeling. My father, Ira Yermish, passed away on Saturday night, July 23, 2011. He suffered from a sudden cardiac arythmia. He was only 64. This was a complete shock to me and everyone that has heard. There was no warning and he was in excellent health. Dad was always generous with his knowledge and friendship, through his teaching at Saint Joseph’s, his photography, singing, cycling, running, triathlons, and more. Aside from being an amazing father, he was my dear friend.

The funeral for Ira Yermish will be performed graveside at Roosevelt Memorial Park on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, please make any charitable contributions to Livestrong.

Many of Ira’s friends extend beyond the Philadelphia area. So many people have expressed through email messages, Facebook posts, text messages, and phone calls, extremely kind words about my father, each person with his or her own “Ira Story.” Given my father’s passion for technology, I would appreciate it if everyone could take a few moments to record a short video on YouTube and share the link with me. And if you prefer, you can simply share your story with words in the form below. I’ll be collecting these stories as a tribute to my father to share with our family and friends.