Meretsky, Dr. Warren of Lauderdale by the Sea passed away Tuesday, December 4th at the age of 60. Dr. Meretsky was born in Detroit, MI and moved to Windsor, Ontario Canada. He attended undergraduate school at The Ohio State University and University of Detroit. After graduating from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1976 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree he moved to Fort Lauderdale. He established a successful dental practice where patients loved him and laughed with him. Dr. Meretsky had a career change in 1993 and in 1995, after embracing the financial services industry; he received a degree in Financial Planning from Nova Southeastern University School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Warren was an avid reader, enjoyed playing the piano, and golf with his son, Christopher. He loved to study and speak Italian just for the joy of learning another language. He adored his family and was always happy to tell you so. Warren was a loving husband, a devoted father and a loyal friend. He was a wonderful listener and always made a point to stay in touch with friends. He took pride in everything he did and dressed impeccably. Warren loved to laugh and had a wonderful dry sense of humor. His integrity was very important to him and showed in everything he did. Warren is survived by his loving devoted wife of 20 years, Anne Marie (Pancallo), his adoring son Christopher, his devoted daughter Nicole, and son Adam from a previous marriage. Warren was predeceased by his mother Eleanor; father Irving "Toots", Sister Lynn and Brother Ross. The family will receive visitors at Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home & Cremation Center 4061 N Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale on Friday, December 7th from 5-8 p.m. A memorial service at St John the Baptist, 4595 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale will take place on Saturday, December 8th at 10 a.m. followed by a private graveside burial. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to St Thomas Aquinas H.S./Meretsky Fund.
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Dec. 6, 2012