Born in Bingham Canyon, Utah, April 29,1928, to Dr. Meyer and Kitty Smernoff. Dean passed away January 14, 2019, in Denver, Colorado.
Dean was a family physician in west Denver at the Westwood Medical Clinic, where he practiced for 45 years (1958 - 2005), 15 of which were with his father.
Dean is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jo Smernoff, and by their children, Susan Smernoff (Barry Make, MD), Lisa Smernoff (Bill Hangen), David Smernoff, PhD (Cindy Russell, MD) and Eric Smernoff, PhD.
He is also survived by his brother Bernard Ross Smernoff and five grandchildren, Samuel Smernoff Byrne, Nika Smernoff (Hani Gazal), Bryn Smernoff, Nathan Smernoff and Kayla Smernoff.
A memorial service will be held at Temple Sinai, on Wednesday, January 16, at 2:00 pm.