Edward Resnick of Marietta, 96, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2013.

Edward Resnick

Edward Resnick

Ed was born on Jan. 21, 1917 in Philadelphia. Before World War II, Ed was a truck driver. He served during WWII as an instructor of Morse code for the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the war, he married Belle Yonker, also of Philadelphia, on Dec. 25, 1947. He then went to college on the GI bill, graduating from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in business education; he later also got a master’s in education at Temple.

He was a high school teacher of business courses and spent most of his years in teaching at Germantown High School in Philadelphia. He also had a summer business for many years in Beach Haven, N.J. called Ed’s Rent-a-Bike and later known as Ed’s Beach Haven Rentals.

After retirement, Ed and his wife Belle lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for more than 20 years. He was president of his B’nai B’rith chapter in Florida and was a golfer. He moved to Marietta in 1998 with his wife Belle, who died a year later in 1999. They were married for 51 years.

The synagogue was a big part of Ed’s life in Marietta, and he was there at Congregation Etz Chaim attending services every Shabbat morning up until a few weeks before he died. Ed was a man for all seasons: truck driver, school teacher, businessman, history buff, sports fan, amazing bridge and pinochle player and an avid reader. Having a conversation with him was always interesting and informative. You were always amazed by the depth of his knowledge. But above all, Ed was a mensch!

Ed was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter Sandra Resnick and her husband Walter Pickhardt of Minneapolis; his daughter Janice Levine and her husband Henry of Marietta; and his son Marvin Resnick and his wife Robin of Marlton, N.J. He is also survived by seven grandsons: Benjamin and Jeffrey Pickhardt; Ari, Jonathan and Noah Levine; and Michael and Paul Resnick – quite a legacy!

The funeral was held up in Philadelphia, and he is buried there in the King David Cemetery. Donations can be made in Ed’s memory to the Jewish National Fund to plant a tree in Israel.