Marvin “Mike” Resnick

Marvin “Mike” Resnick

Marvin “Mike” Resnick, February 27, 2019.

Marvin (Mike) Resnick, 91 years young, February 27, 2019.  Beloved husband of Bernice Kotner Resnick; loving father and father-in-law of Mindy Sue Rosenthal (Rabbi Edward) and Lisa Ann Resnick (Kim Maxey); proud grandfather of Jonah Rosenthal (Heather) and Gabriella Rosenthal; exuberant great-grandfather of Belle; loving son of the late Israel and Besse Resnick , dear brother and brother-in-law of the late David A. Resnick (late Mary) and the late S. Jim Resnick (the late Ruth); as well as uncle, great uncle, cousin and friend to many, including his wonderful caregivers 

Mike was a life member of our “greatest generation.”  Born in St Louis as the youngest of 3 sons he was drafted when he was 18, ending up in Tokyo, Japan in the Occupation serving in the Counter Intelligence Corp having studied to be an Agent. Mike served under General MacArthur. 

When the war ended, Mike returned to St Louis, graduated with his BA from Washington University and went in the printing and mailing business with his brothers Dave and Jim where he was co-owner of Presto Letter Service for 35 successful years.  Mike also taught Marketing at Forest Park Community College night school.

He married the love of his life, Bernice (Bece) Kotner, in 1952 after meeting Bece at a wedding that Mike crashed.  After sharing a trolley ride home, the rest, as they say, is history.  They were married for 66 years, after having dated for 5 years. 

Mike was a past president of the 2,000 member Missouri Lodge #22, B’nai B’rith.  He was always curious to learn; from reading his beloved Post Dispatch from cover to cover every day (comics first) to accumulating his many degrees from Washington University, St Louis University (Masters), as well as his CPA, realtor license and others. 

Mike enjoyed his retirement teaching Hebrew School, singing in the B’nai Amoona Choir, and traveling.  He and Bece also had fun dancing and singing in Broadway Fantasies and other shows as well as square dancing around the country.   

He didn’t know a stranger, and his smile, playfulness and sense of humor will be missed.  But we know he’s reunited with old friends, family and his favorite furry sidekick, Lydia, still smiling and having fun.’

Services: A graveside service was held on March 1, 2019 at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Road. Mike’s favorite charities were Family Forward (formerly known as the St. Louis Children’s Home Society of Missouri), 3309 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63139-1101 and Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 Please visit for more information.