Jeffry Jay "Jeff" Winemiller

  • Wednesday December 14, 2016
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Jeffry Jay "Jeff" Winemiller

March 22, 1961 �" November 11, 2016

Jeff Winemiller, 55, of Oakland, California, passed away at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland November 11, 2016, at 7:55 p.m. He was born on March 22, 1961, in Dayton, Ohio, to Robert and Rosabelle (Weinmann) Winemiller, and both preceded him in death.

Jeff is survived by his domestic partner, Michael Trempert, of Oakland; a brother, Glen (Lynn) Winemiller, and their children, Connor and Alexander, of Leesburg, Virginia; and brother Chris (Darlene) Winemiller, and their children, Micah, Josiah, Arielle, and Larissa, and Arielle's son, Evan, of Carrollton, Texas; an aunt, Rita Isom, of Las Vegas, Nevada; cousins Scott (Pam) McClain and their son, Sean, of Henderson, Nevada; cousin Greg (Cheryl) McClain of Las Vegas.

Jeff received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and also completed two years of medical school at Ohio State University in Columbus. He also did some postgraduate biochemistry studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Jeff completed a credentialing program at Mills College in Oakland that allowed him to go on and teach high school algebra and chemistry in Hayward, California.

Jeff later went on to become credentialed in regulatory affairs in the biotechnology sector, and worked at Novacea, NeurogesX, XOMA, Cerexa, Revance, and was currently working at Portola Pharmaceuticals upon the time of his passing.

Jeff had many interests outside of work. He was a baseball enthusiast, especially for his hometown Oakland Athletics. He loved live music, ranging from concerts of classical music to shows at the Fox Theater featuring Rihanna or the Pet Shop Boys.

Also, Jeff loved seeing the world, and had traveled to Prague, Budapest, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, London, Vancouver, and many cities in the U.S.

Jeff had a love for the outdoors, enjoyed living in northern California, and liked hiking along the coast or through forests with friends, or by himself. He had a wickedly sharp sense of humor, and would host "Game Night" and tell hilarious stories over card games with friends. He will be sorely missed by those who were lucky enough to be close to him.

A celebration of Jeff's life will be held at Parlour, 357 19th Street, Oakland, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, January 14. Anyone who knew Jeff is encouraged to attend. Share a favorite story about Jeff with others who loved him also. Please email [email protected] to RSVP.