John Bradley Kammerer passed away peacefully on September 30th. He was 57 years old. Loving brother of David (Kathy), Jonathan (Kathleen), Andrew (Jen), Lee J. (Liz), Timothy, Michael (Lauren), Mary Grace (Brian) Faigle, and the late Matthew Kammerer. Brother-in-Law of Lisa Kammerer. Loving son of the late Leo and Suzanne Kammerer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, other members of extended family and friends.
Brad was born in Cincinnati, OH on March 17th, 1966. He was a 1984 graduate of St. Xavier High School where he played football and tennis and was named 1983 GCL Defensive Back of the Year. He was an Evans Scholar at Miami University and later received his master’s degree from Xavier University. Brad was the manager of the Muddy Creek AmeriStop before trying his hand as a dealer at Argosy Casino and ultimately finding his niche as the Senior Account Processor for Penco and TransAmerica. Never motivated by money or prestige, Brad always viewed work as a way to meet new people and make new friends.
His friends called him J Brad or Kahuna and he was always the life of the party, going out of his way to make sure others were having a good time too. If you wanted someone to join you at the bar or on your back deck, even if it was 45 minutes away in West Chester, Brad was the person you’d call. He’d like nothing better than to hang out, throw in a dip and have a few cold ones with the people he loved. He was an avid sports fan, but truly loved the Bengals, Duke Basketball, The Kentucky Derby and The Masters. He also loved watching the Hallmark Channel, Quincy M.E. and Murder She Wrote, listening to Van Halen and AC/DC, rewatching Tommy Boy, A Few Good Men and The Shawshank Redemption again and again, and of course, taking those imaginary fishing trips with Freddie Couples and Brian Dennehy.
But more than anything else, Brad loved being around his family. Ski trips to Seven Springs, betting the ponies at Turfway, Kammerer Kup golf trips, late night poker games at his parents, trivia at Willie’s….all were things he loved doing and all involved his siblings, his parents, his aunts and uncles, his cousins and his nieces and nephews. Brad was an integral part of his family and friends’ lives and he will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, October 27th. Please contact a family member for details.
Memorials can be made to the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation www.WGAESF.org