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Honorable Dominic passed on November 11, 2021.

Devoted husband of Barbara (nee Briglia).

Beloved father of Richard Cermele, Holly (Frank) Verrichia, William (Jennifer), and the late Donna Cacia.  Father-in-law to Sam Cacia.  Grandfather of Danielle, Joseph, Dominic, Brenna, William, and Katherine.  Great grandfather of Finnegan Michael.  Brother of Marianne (James) Emerson, and the late Angela DeMartinis.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his extended Girard College family and graduates of the class of 1959.

Dominic was a former Traffic Court Judge, past President of Girard College, on the Board of Directors of the City Trust, and former Board of Directors of the Wills Eye Hospital, as well as the Board of Directors for CATCH.

Dominic was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Delaware Valley University

Viewing Saturday, November 20, 2021, 8:30am at St. Rita’s Church, Broad and Ellsworth Sts.   Funeral Mass 10:00am.  Int. Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to CATCH (Citizens Acting Together Can Help), 1409 Lombard St., Phila PA 19146 would be appreciated.


  • Mary Jo Baggio November 14, 2021 4:51 pm

    So sorry for. Your loss. I remember all the boys from Girard College would visit My Mother home on their weekend passes.

  • Nancy Gasbarro November 14, 2021 10:18 pm

    My heart goes out to you for your loss. My husband admired Dominic and also went to Girard College.

  • Rae Semidey November 15, 2021 5:25 pm

    Judge Cermele was a great man! The best!!!! Rest well.🙏🏽

  • Anthony Perrella November 15, 2021 6:26 pm

    Very sorry for your loss.

  • Rosemary Joyce November 18, 2021 8:31 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Holly and your family.

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