R.I.P. Charles Resnick, My Beloved Grandfather

Published Date Author: , Posted June 30th, 2012 at 5:15:11pm

This is a picture of Charles and Lucy Resnick, my maternal grandparents. He passed away today. They are together again at last. May they walk hand-in-hand through the gardens of Light!

He was an extraordinary man and role model. He was married to Lucy for roughly 70 years and they held hands until the end. He saw the world go through many changes. He was wise, devoted and stubborn as a mule. He knew how to love, and knew what was important in life. He cared. He had done many jobs, held many roles, did many things. I recall the boxes and boxes of bowling trophies he won; and that he was active in business and the Chamber of Commerce in Lynbrook NY. He had many friends, they did; the house had a pool and saw them hosting many gatherings of both friends and family. Lucy loved the color yellow, so our two-family home on Arthur Avenue was painted yellow, and they had yellow carpeting in the living room! He was the consummate homeowner, and was extremely handy with woodworking. He was fastidious about the house and grounds, and would often chide the kids about scuffing the lawn or the garage doors. He seemed stern and very adult back then; now I understand better. She passed away a few years ago, and he has been missing her and waiting to be with her since then. His fall yesterday and subsequent passing from the massive head injuries he sustained were at least fast and merciful – he never regained consciousness. He earned his rest and has finally gotten all that he really wanted – to be with Lucy…

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Judy said on July 2, 2012, 8:52 am:

Eric, This was a lovely effort to memorialize your grandfather. We will be talking about him for a long time to come.

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