Dr. Warren G. Karesh

September 3, 2020

Obituaries

Rockville, MD.—Dr. Warren Karesh of the North End of Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020.
Beloved husband of Mimi Sunshine Karesh for 57 years. Caring father of Michael (Gayla Bassham) Karesh and Sara Karesh (David) Coxe. Also survived by sister Maxine (Mike) Kibler. Loving grandfather of Lena, Benton, and Judah Karesh and Sadie Coxe. Devoted to his miniature poodle, Pierre, with whom he took long walks on the beach they both loved. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Sarah.

Warren grew up in Bamberg, SC. There he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the BSA and was elected president of his senior class. He earned a chemical engineering degree from Clemson, where he was a member of the Pershing Rifles, then served in the U.S. Army to fulfill his ROTC commitment before working at DuPont in Martinsville. Next, Warren studied dentistry and orthodontics at MCV, then built a thriving orthodontic practice with Robert Rubin, Sherry Hamilton (deceased), Walker Shiver, and Anthony Peluso in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake.
Warren was deeply committed to the Tidewater Jewish community and to Israel, serving as president of the beach’s Temple Emanuel.

All services were private. The family requests donations to Operation Smile or the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Funeral services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg, Rockville, Md. (sagelbloomfield.com).

Letter to the Editor