Neal Resnick passed away at home with family on September 9th, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, refusing to give up and living life to its fullest until the very end. He is survived by his loving wife and partner in life, Wendy June Faust. Neal was the loving father of Shannon D. Farmer, Emily Martina Resnick, and Elijah Clyde Resnick. It was with pride and joy that he added to his kids through their partners, Ted Farmer, Michael Brady Jr., and Meaghann Resnick. One of his most cherished roles was as a dedicated Poppy to Gale Farmer, Ro Farmer, and Autumn Fay Resnick. He is also deeply missed by his closest friend, Zoa Schisler and genetic half-sisters and cousins, Linda and Sheila Robin.
Neal was born in Philadelphia in 1946 to the late Martin Resnick and Ruth Slatko Resnick. Raised in his Jewish community of Overbrook Park, he graduated from Overbrook High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management from Temple University. He attended Temple University School of Law, where he met his beloved wife.
Exploring a variety of career paths, he found his calling as a Weatherization expert for The Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), a non-profit organization for which he helped build the innovative white roof program. Neal was dedicated to the weatherization of homes and helping low income residents around Philadelphia for over 15 years. For the last decade of his life, Neal proudly built Resnick Residential Property Management (ResnickRPM) with his son Elijah, a role that encompassed his love of property work, our community, and family.
Neal chose Fishtown as his home, where he raised his two youngest children as Fishtown residents for more than 30 years. The community values that Neal instilled in his children led Emily, Mike, Elijah and Meaghann to choose Fishtown as a home in which to raise their own families.
Neal deeply cared for his community. He was a proud member of Atonement Church, always holding fast to his Judaism, but just as much a part of the congregation. His selflessness, character, and animated spirit, including a genuine excitement to talk to anyone he met, created a presence that affected all around him and this deep loss will be felt by all those lucky enough to know him.
ALL are invited to celebrate Neal’s life at his Memorial on September 26th, 2021 at 12:30pm at Atonement Lutheran Church, located at 1542 E. Montgomery Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125. A luncheon will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Atonement Church (www.elcota.org ; Venmo: @Atonement-Lutheran).
It would be a truly meaningful gift to have your presence to celebrate the life of a man who will be deeply missed. We hope to see you there.
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