William Simpson Kammerer, M.D., died October 9, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida, following a long illness. He was 81.
He was a physician and Associate Professor at the Pennsylvania State University Medical Center and retired from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville in 2003. A specialist in Tropical Medicine, he was an expert on parasitic disease. He served as a captain with the U.S. Army Special Forces.
William Kammerer was born in New York City on June 19, 1939. His father, William H. Kammerer, M.D., was a professor of medicine at Cornell-Weill New York Hospital. His mother, Edith Langley, was a homemaker. He graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, Cornell University, and the Weill-Cornell Medical School.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 27 years, Janet Hoffman, of Jacksonville, FL; three children from his first marriage to Sonia Netherton: Christopher Kammerer, of West Palm Beach, FL, Cal Kammerer, of Holly Springs, NC, and Stacey Collins, of Hershey, Pa; two step-daughters, Kate Nicolson of Lennox Head, Australia, and Kelly Hoffman, of Ashville, NC; eight grandchildren, and two sisters and a brother. online guestbook at www.adignifiedalternative.net
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Published by Florida Times-Union from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, 2020.