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William Jervis
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Longtime Walnut Creek plastic Surgeon, Dr. William Jervis, died March 13 from complications arising from pneumonia.

Dr. Jervis was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi Dec. 7, 1934, the son of William and Margaret Jervis. He moved with his family to northern California in 1946. He was a graduate of Occidental College and McGill Medical School, Montreal. His medical internship was at Los Angeles County Hospital followed by two years as Flight surgeon in the U. S. Air Force. He practiced general surgery at Pacific Medical Center San Francisco and Kaiser Oakland.

He established his plastic surgery practice in Walnut Creek in 1974 and continued that work until the day before his death. For many years he served as Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the U-C Davis Medical School. In addition to his extensive education, training, and experience in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Jervis served on the Board of Directors of the LaFamilia Foundation and made numerous trips to Guatemala as a team leader assisting children in need of surgery, and donating supplies and equipment. He also served with Operation Rainbow.

He is survived by his three children, Vincent, Helga and Warrick; his four grandchildren, Kevin, Michael, Danny, and Casey Jervis; his former wife, Monika Jervis; and a brother and sister in law, John and Sally Jervis of Sacramento. Bill had strong interests in skiing, travel, books and modern jazz.

Dr. Jervis is remembered by family, friends and patients as both kindly and generous, always placing the wellbeing of others above all else. A celebration of Dr. Jervis’ life will be announced at a later date.

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