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Gerald Fisk Jr., M.D. "Doc," of Gulf Stream, FL passed away on June 17, 2014 at the age of 97.
Dr. Dederick attended local Oradell, New Jersey schools including Hackensack High School then went on to Roanoke College and the Medical College of Virginia were he obtained an M.D. in 1942. Then completed a one year internship.
During 1943-46 he enlisted in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy, serving on
the U.S.S. Dover and Naval Hospitals. After his discharge, he entered the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for a four year surgical fellowship. After which he became a member of the A.M.A, F.A.C.S and the F.I.C.S.
In 1950 "Doc" began his private practice of General Surgery in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was an attending surgeon at Hackensack Medical Center, and for fifteen years served as the Director of Surgery at Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, New Jersey.
In 1989 he retired to Gulf Stream, Florida with his wife Mary Elizabeth.
A natural born athlete "Doc" found his passion in sports. He excelled in baseball, basketball, tennis, platform tennis & handball which all contributed to him being inducted into both his high school & college Athletic Halls of Fame.
Although an all around athlete, Doc found his true passion in the game of golf. During his lifetime he was a member of Arcola Country Club, Pine Valley Golf Club, Country Club of Florida and St. Andrews Club in Florida. His achievements ranged from 7 holes in one, winning 7 club championships, numerous senior wins and earning a spot on the United States Senior International Team.
He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth "Mep" who was his college sweetheart. They enjoyed 73 wonderful years of marriage, traveling the world together, and creating a beautiful family including his son Gerald F. Dederick III from Louisiana, daughters Susan Dederick and Barbara Cherry from Connecticut, four grandchildren and two great granddaughters.
The funeral service with military honors will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Country Club of Florida Scholarship Foundation.
Lorne & Sons Funeral Home, Delray Beach, FL (www.Lorneandsons.com) in charge of arrangements.
Lorne and Sons Funeral Home - Delray Beach
745 NE 6th Ave. Delray Beach, FL 33483
Published in The Record/Herald News on June 22, 2014