Dr. Dean Gordon Smernoff, a family physician, passed away Jan. 14, 2019, in Denver. Rabbis Rick Rheins and Raymond Zwerin and Cantor Sheila Nesis officiated at the Jan. 16 service at Temple Sinai. Shalom Funeral Service made the arrangements.
Dr. Smernoff was born April 29, 1928, in Bingham County, Utah.
A graduate of East High School and DU, he earned his MD at the University of Nebraska Medical School in Omaha.
Dr. Smernoff married Beverly Jo (Smith) Smernoff on Dec. 24, 1953.
From 1954-1955, he served in an Army medical unit in Korean police action.
An El Jebel Shriner, Dr. Smernoff belonged to the American Academy of Family Physicians and Jewish War Veterans.
He retired from medicine on Feb. 3, 2004.
Dr. Smernoff is survived by Jo Smernoff, his wife of 65 years; children Susan Smernoff (Dr. Barry Make), Lisa Smernoff (Bill Hangen), David Smernoff (Dr. Cindy Russell) and Eric Smernoff; brother Bernard Ross Smernoff; and grandchildren Samuel Smernoff Byrne, Nika Smernoff (Hani Gazal), Bryn Smernoff, Nathan Smernoff and Kayla Smernoff.
Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Temple Sinai or choice.
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