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William Wallace Cameron obituary

By Staff | Mar 18, 2011

William Wallace Cameron, 90, of Venice, Fla., died Feb. 25, 2011.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorothy Cameron of Venice, Fla.; daughter, Mary Cemeron and companion Phil Manhard of Englewood, Fla.; daughter, Marsha Scorza and husband Ralph of Shepherdstown; grandson, Cameron Scorza of Shepherdstrown; granddaughter, Pamela Scorza of Cambridge, Mass., and sister, Mamie Cameron Baker and husband, Ralph of Deland, Fla.

Bill Cameron had a distinguished career in civil and environmental engineering including serving as superintendent of the water department for St. Petersburg, Fla.; chief engineer of field operations with the EPA; chief Environmental Engineer for the Kennedy Space Center, chief of Environmental Engineering for the Sarasota County Health Department; county engineer for Martin County, Fla.; chief of Environmental Engineering for the Hillsborough County Health Department; utilities projects administrator for Hillsborough County from which he retired in 1985. A master plumber by age 19, Bill served for eight years as chair of Plumbing Code Review Committee for the state of Florida. His honors and professional memberships include Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Life Member of the Florida Engineering Society and 50-year member of the American Waterworks Associations. He was active in the Lutheran Church throughout his life, serving as usher and church council member. He was a Mason and Shriner. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Bill served as a SeaBee in the Aleutian Islands and will be laid to rest at the Sarasota National Cemetery for Veterans.