Milan “Mike” Resanovich

Milan "Mike" Resanovich
11/01/1930 - 03/29/2024

Milan (Mike) Resanovich of Chatham, New Jersey and Longboat Key, Florida, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2024. He was 93 years old. He was the husband of Christina Resanovich. They met at Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, NJ and were married on October 5, 1957 in New York City. They shared 66 years of marriage together.

Born on November 1, 1930 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Mike was the son of Ljuban and Mary Resanovich. He graduated from Lebanon High School. After high school, he earned his B.A. with honors from Gettysburg College, where he played basketball on a scholarship. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. While at Gettysburg, Mike trained under the Air Force ROTC program, where he earned his 2nd Lieutenant bars. Upon graduation, Mike served two years in the Air Force and was stationed in Japan, where he worked in finance. Upon completing his duty, he went to Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with an MBA in a year and a half. He then began a 30-year career at Prudential Insurance Company, working in Capital Markets, specializing in the oil and gas sector. He retired from Prudential and then went on to work at Merrill Lynch in NYC, where he was President of Interfunding. He traveled extensively while at both Prudential and Merrill Lynch. Mike loved working in finance and often said he was blessed to be paid for doing something he loved so much. His work ethic and stellar moral character helped him achieve incredible success in his career and earned him the respect of all who worked with him and all who knew him. He was always humble about his many accomplishments throughout his lifetime.

Mike was a longtime member of Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey and the Longboat Key Club in Longboat Key, Florida. He attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chatham and more recently Renaissance Church in Springfield. Always the athlete, he was an avid golfer and loved to ski in the winter. After retirement, Mike stayed busy on the boards of several companies and enjoyed winters with his wife in Longboat Key, Florida, where he could often be found on the golf course. Mike was a jack of all trades – building and fixing just about anything. Mike was soft spoken, wise, loyal, loving, and always a perfect gentleman. While serious in his career, he had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He loved practical jokes, a good party, dancing, and a fine glass of wine. Mike always put his family first and was a role model for both his children and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Christina, his daughters, Susan Ratcliffe (Glenn Ratcliffe) and Stephanie Kovar (Frank Kovar), his grandchildren, Stephen Kovar (Amber Kovar), Lyndon Ratcliffe, Christina Kovar, Samuel Ratcliffe, Thomas Kovar (Stephanie McCartney), and his great granddaughter, Gemma Kovar. He is predeceased by his parents, his sister, Violet Andrich, and brother, Nicholas Resanovich.

The funeral/memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11:00 am at Renaissance Church at 639 Mountain Avenue in Springfield. The wake will be held at Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home at 299 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 5, 2024. Entombment will be a private ceremony for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Colon Cancer Foundation.

Funeral Home:
Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Friday April 5. 2024 5:00-8:00pm, 299 Morris Avenue Summit, NJ 07901
Saturday April 6, 2024, 11:00am, Renaissance Church 639 Mountain Avenue Springfield, NJ 07081
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