Reverend Raymond C. Kammerer died on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in Waynesville, Ohio. He was born on June 15, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He did his preparatory studies at St. Gregory Seminary and studied theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West in Norwood, Ohio.
Father Kammerer also received a Master’s degree in history from Xavier University, Cincinnati. He was ordained on May 30, 1964 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati by Archbishop Karl J. Alter.
Father Kammerer received his first assignment on June 17, 1964, as Assistant pro-tem at St. Leo Parish, Cincinnati. On August 25, 1964, he was appointed Assistant at St. Peter Parish, Huber Heights (Dayton) and to the faculty of Carroll High School, Dayton. On June 9, 1971, he was appointed Assistant Chaplain and member of the teaching staff of Mount Saint Joseph College, Cincinnati. On May 15, 1978, Father Kammerer was appointed Pastor of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus Parish, Covington, Ohio. He was appointed Pastor of Resurrection Parish, Cincinnati on July 5, 1988 for a term of six years and re-appointed on July 5, 1994 as Pastor for another six-year term.
On July 6, 1995, Father Kammerer was appointed Pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Waynesville for a period of six years and re-appointed on July 7, 2001 as Pastor for an additional six years. Father Kammerer remained Pastor of St. Augustine Parish until he retired from active ministry on June 30, 2017. During his years of ministry, he also served on the faculty of the now-closed St. Pius X Seminary, Erlanger, and Chatfield College, Cincinnati.
Reception of the Body: Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 5715 Lytle Road, Waynesville, Ohio 45068; (513-897-0545). Celebrant: Reverend James J. Manning. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Church. Celebrant: Most Reverend Dennis M. Schnurr. Homilist: Reverend James J. Manning. A luncheon follows Mass at the parish.
Burial: Friday, January 10, 2020 following the luncheon (approximately 2:00 p.m.) at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45252. Celebrant: Reverend James J. Manning.