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Dr. Ira Paul Mersack, the former co-owner of Margaux Farm, died on April 10, according to an obituary posted by the Milward Funeral Home in Lexington, Kentucky. He was 83 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, he grew up in Philadelphia, received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Marietta College, and his medical degree from the University of Kentucky. He served as a major in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He practiced dermatology in Lexington for more than 40 years, first joining Dr. Ullin Leavell’s practice, then growing the practice and establishing Dermatology Associates of Kentucky. He co-owned Margaux Farm and shared his love of horses and racing with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Anita Weinberger Mersack and his sister, Arlene Langman. He is survived by his brother, Alan Mersack, his three children; Beth Brody (Raymond); Rebecca (Joe) Young; Melinda Mersack (Mark Jacobs), and his grandchildren Ethan Brody, Jacob Young, Max Young, Isaiah Jacobs, Eli Jacobs, Camille Brody and Kiva Jacobs.

Donations in Dr. Mersack’s memory may be made to the Temple Adath Israel Mersack Fund or the Lexington Veterans Administration.

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