Elliott J. Resneck

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Elliott Jack Resneck, a long-time resident of Janesville, WI ,who with his late wife Dory Resneck retired to Pompano Beach, FL, passed away at the age of 94 on July 18, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI. The Resnecks owned and operated Elliott's, a chain of Southern Wisconsin women's clothing stores. Mr. Resneck then founded Elliott J. Resneck Financial Services, winning many national awards for his work. Mrs. Resneck died in 1998, and Mr. Resneck returned to Janesville in 2008. Mr. Resneck was active in the Janesville community, serving as president of the Chamber of Commerce, on the board of the M&I Bank, as president of the Janesville Country Club, and as a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of Rotary for than 50 years. The Resnecks were members of Temple Beth El in Madison, WI. Second only to his family, Mr. Resneck's greatest joy was flying his twin-engine Beechcraft for both business and pleasure. He was a 1937 graduate of St. John's Military Academy and a 1941 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of a weekly column, "Maybe I'm Wrong" for the Daily Cardinal. He attended Harvard Law School until he was drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1942. He and Dory Block Resneck were married in Milwaukee on April 12, 1942. He is survived by his three daughters: Susan Resneck Pierce, Boca Raton, FL; Linda DiStefano (Robert) Krohn, Janesville and Brenda Resneck (Kenneth) Laughery, Janesville; three grandchildren: Alexandra (Steven) Siegel, Lighthouse Point, FL; David (Heather) DiStefano, Janesville and Dena (Jeff) Christ, St. Louis, MO and six great-grandchildren. There will be a private burial at Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, WI on July 25. Memorials may be made to Agrace Hospice Care, ?2901 N. Wright Road,?Janesville, WI 53548. Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, WI (608) 238-3434

Published in Sun-Sentinel from July 19 to July 20, 2014
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