Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Frank Resnik

April 16, 1942 - December 6, 2018


Date and Time

Monday, December 10, 2018 at 3:30 PM


Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604

Interment - Private

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Memorial Contributions

Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Melanoma Cancer Research
c/o Dr. Svetomir Markovic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
Charity of your choice


Frank Resnik, born April 16, 1942, peacefully began his final journey on December 6, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Harry and Sadie "Bobbie" Landes Resnick of Bridgeport, CT. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan nee Leblang with whom he shared a love of travel-especially of cruising-and a host of friends; by his sister, Karen nee Resnik Richter and his brother in law, David Richter of Columbus, OH; by his niece Teresa Richter and grandniece, Kayla Lopez, both of Cooper City, FL; and by Susan's nieces, Amy (Steve) Kane of North Carolina and Carole Kosover of New York. Frank was a graduate of Antioch College and received an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. In 1967, he left a position at Capitol Records to become Cook County Director of Systems and Procedures under County Board President Richard B. Ogilvie. When Ogilvie was elected governor in 1968, he named Frank as Assistant Director and then Director of the State of Illinois Department of General Services. In 1972, Frank was appointed head of Region 5 of the Federal Government's General Services Administration for six midwestern states. He held that position until 1976 when he was hired by Medline Industries. He had a 20 year trailblazing career at Medline Industries, Inc. Beginning in 1977, he started as President of Operations. From there, he moved to Sales, starting the Special Sales department. In 1986, Frank founded the Healthcare Sales Company within Medline, a dedicated sales force for nursing homes. By the end of the 1980's, he assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer. He held this position until 1996, at which point Frank was named Vice Chairman. In this final role at Medline, Frank had responsibility for Finance, Distribution, IT, HR and Customer Service. He retired on his 20th anniversary with Medline in 1997, walking out the front door, waving to all the employees he had mentored over the years. Frank left an indelible mark on all those that worked with him, and played a crucial role in the success of Medline during his tenure. In retirement, he continued to be a wonderful mentor and dear friend to many people at Medline, and his Finance team often got together for annual reunion lunches. He wilI be remembered for his many accomplishments, his generosity, and his wide range of interests; however, he will be best remembered as a good and loyal friend. lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Melanoma Cancer Research, or a charity of your choice. A celebration of life will be held Monday, December 10, 2018, 3:30PM at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Andrew Robley

Frank was such a kind gentle man & together with his beautiful wife Susan we became friends thanks to the wonderful world of cruising. My heartfelt sympathy goes to Susan and their family on their very sad loss of a wonderful man. Rest in Peace Frank. Love Andrew x
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