Robert Elmer Kamm

Homosassa, Florida – Robert Elmer Kamm, 81, of Homosassa, FL, passed away on Sun., March 12, 2023 at HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL.

A native of Aurora, IL, Mr. Kamm was born Aug. 24, 1941 to Elmer and Thelma (Dusell) Kamm, one of four children. Bob, as he was known to many, earned his BS degree in Pharmacy in 1963 from the University of Illinois, Chicago Center Campus and his law degree, Doctorate of Jurisprudence, in 1969 from John Marshall Law School, which is now affiliated with University of Illinois, Chicago Center Campus.

While he was earning his doctorate degree, Bob married the former Nancy G. Kanan on Aug. 29, 1964, his loving wife who survives him. Mr. Kamm was a retired pharmacist and attorney with a specialized practice in the pharmaceutical industry. He also designed and implemented a program at Marion Labs (now Sanofi) that worked with the marketing team and Marion Scientific to approve marketing plans and packaging inserts, as well as advertising and liaison with FDA on the approval of new drugs.

Prior to and after his retirement, he served as the president of the AFPE (American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education). He was particularly proud that he was able to retire at age 52 from the corporate world. However, he continued to be active and taught the pharmacy law class at the University of Florida pharmacy school for a number of years. He also worked as a consultant for various pharmaceutical companies nationwide.

Bob moved from Shawnee, KS, where he had lived for 18 years, to Odessa, FL, where he lived for ten years, and finally moved to Homosassa in 2005.

Baseball was his lifelong passion. He grew up in the Chicago area and loved his Cubs but, unusually, also loved the Cardinals because his father was from the St. Louis area. Later, he was an avid fan and season ticket holder for the KC Royals for many years and was lucky enough to be acquainted with several players. He shared this passion with his family, and they created many wonderful memories together.

After retirement he became an avid golfer and tennis player. He loved to travel and made several trips to Europe and the Caribbean with his wife. He enjoyed reading and collected all of John Grisham’s novels. He also loved model trains, in particularly the “N” gauge train set, and collected a large inventory of train sets.

After moving to Florida Bob’s idea of a perfect day was to go to the beach, relax and work on his tan OR go to a spring training game. He especially enjoyed meeting up with one of the players he knew from the Royals.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Kamm was preceded in death by his youngest brother, Jim Kamm of Canandaigua, NY and his elder sister, Carol Ertel of Maple Lake, MN.

In addition to his beloved wife of 58 years, Nancy G. Kamm of Homosassa, Bob is survived by his children Amy Kamm (husband Laurent Prevot) of Lenexa, KS and Robert C. Kamm (wife Alana Crews) of Alabaster, AL and grandchildren Raffaella Prevot of Lenexa, KS; Eleanor Prevot, currently of Daegu, S. Korea and Bas and Zoe Kamm of Zurich, Switzerland, as well as a brother, Tom Kamm of Ft. Worth, TX. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, FL.