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Chris R. Cammisa

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From page A4 | June 22, 2014 |

Chris Cammisa

Oct. 7, 1947 – June 5, 2014

Chris R. Cammisa passed away at his home in Fairfield, Calif., on June 5, 2014. He died of cancer at age 66.

Dr. Cammisa was born on Oct. 7, 1947, to Melchiade and Marie Cammisa. Dr. Cammisa graduated from Acalanes High School in 1965 and Stanford University in 1969. He went on to UCSF Medical School and did his residency in family practice.

After serving underprivileged communities with the National Health Service, Dr. Cammisa settled in Solano County where he cared for adults and children alike for almost 40 years as a private practitioner. In 1979, he married Sherry Santopadre and settled in Vacaville. Here, he maintained a practice, raised his daughter Meredith, born in 1982, and became the “team doc” for his beloved Vacaville Bulldogs. Chris remained close to the Santopadre family and the Bulldog community until his death.

Upon his retirement from private practice, Dr. Cammisa was a founding member and served on the board of Partnership HealthPlan of California for 10 years. He became their chief medical officer and was part of the senior leadership team. Dr. Cammisa was highly regarded and well-liked by the medical community. He was also loved by his friends, patients and family alike and was appreciated for his wry sense of humor.

Chris was an avid tennis player, spending many hours competing on the tennis courts of Vacaville and Fairfield. Tennis was his passion. He spent many happy hours at Rancho Solano, where he played and partnered with various friends and Emily. Chris married Emily and they continued to enjoy tennis and traveling together. On Oct. 17, 2013, Chris was present for the birth of his grandson, Jacob, who brought him great joy in the last months of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Emily; stepson, Paul-Martin; mother, Marie; brother, Larry; daughter, Meredith; and beloved grandson, Jacob Melchiade Schaff.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. June 28, 2014, in the gym at Vacaville High School, 100 W. Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  • ramirezfamilyboardJune 18, 2014 - 7:40 am

    Thoughts and prayers for Dr Cammisa's family. Dr Cammisa delivered both of my daughters in 78, and 81. He was kind, and took excellent care of all of us. Our area has lost a wonderful advocate for health and community, and who epitomized what a Medical Doctor should be. Rest in peace Dr Cammisa. Allison Ramirez

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  • Edwin SandersonJune 18, 2014 - 8:01 am

    Thanks, God, for Dr. Chris Cammisa. Sadly I note his passing from this broken world, a friend and fellow. He was one of the "good guys." He not only served as our family doctor through crucial early years here, but always supported kids and needy people in our community. Another gone from the ramparts, but he kept his shovel busy to the end. May God comfort and strengthen all the family and community.

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  • SharonJune 19, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    RIP Dr C. You made the world a better place and you will be truly missed. I feel fortunate to have had you for our family doctor.

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  • Judy and Gary GambillJune 20, 2014 - 4:13 pm

    RIP Chris Cammisa, my greatest memories were the 13 years I worked with you on a Buck Ave. I'm so happy I got to see you last month for a wonderful visit and lunch, love you and can't believe you were taken from us way too soon. My deepest sympathy to your family, you will be so missed by everyone whose lives you touched.

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  • Laura WhitmanJune 25, 2014 - 10:21 pm

    It was with great sadness that we heard of Dr. Camisa's passing. He delivered our first child in 1991 (though when I told her this in his presence in recent years, he corrected me: "No, YOU delivered her.") He was a wonderful man. Our heartfelt condolences to his whole family.

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