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Albert Resnick, a resident of Farmington Hills, Michigan, died on January 4th, 2021 at the age of 87. Funeral services arranged by The Dorfman Chapel.

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Location of Service:
Private Services, though, a public memorial will be held at a later date.
Date of Service:
Private service
Interment at:
by Family and Friends  
Shiva Information:
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no formal shiva will be held, though the family has asked for friends to share stories and photos by email. Please send to:  
Charitable contributions:
Common Ground
1410 S Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Twp, MI 48302
Phone: (248) 456-8150

or to The Brain Injury Association of Michigan
7305 Grand River, Suite 100
Brighton, Michigan 48114
Kathie Sells, Information and Resources, 810 229 5880  

Family Members:
Albert Resnick peacefully passed away in the arms of his loving wife Suzie, with his incredible caregiver Amos Opokudomah by his side, on January 4, 2021. Al had endured a courageous 7-year health struggle in which he kept persisting and beating the odds.
Albert was born on July 22, 1933 to Anna and Jacob Resnick. Albert graduated from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. He earned a bachelor degree at the University of Michigan in history and psychology. Al had a very successful entrepreneurial career owning both an employment agency and a smoking cessation clinic.
Later in life, he was an award winning salesman for long-term care insurance. Al’s life theme was, “Helping others to help themselves.” He and Sue put together programs to honor Seniors.
Al and Suzie served on many organizations as a team. Al was the President of the governing board at Unity of Livonia for 6 years and a member of Temple Beth El where they enjoyed attending each week and being involved. Al and Suzie served together motivating people. He and Sue were Prayer Partners at Renaissance Unity and a part of their support groups.
Al and Sue have been honored to be on the Citizens Advisory Board of Common Ground and Henry Ford Citizens Advisory Board. Al was a Laughter Yoga Specialist as was Sue and they began giving Laughter Yoga to Alzheimer's patients. They were on the board of AMI, The Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He was on the Hampshire House Condo Board for 5 years. Al had specific goals to fulfill and Sue will put them into affect in his honor.
They were blessed with a beautiful marriage of 29 years. Enjoying so much in common, they worked together to establish a quality life while dealing with brain challenges. As a team they have been on TV, radio, in videos and on stage sharing their journey with serious illness and tools to work with to move forward.
Al is survived by his wife Suzanne Serlin-Resnick; his sister Mary (Burt) Schwartz; children Jeff (Cheryl) Spitzer-Resnick, Nathan (Aurora) Resnick, and Sara (Steve) Cohen; as well as stepchildren Michelle (Troy) Zukowski-Serlin, Richard (Orsolya) Serlin; and grandchildren Julia, Rachel, Josh, Zachary, Dylan, Leah, and Jonah.
Extended Family:
Marshall Sherman, Jasmine Guin-Jackson
He was preceded in death by his brothers William and Milton, son Douglas, and stepson Joel.
Special thanks to his loving caregivers:
Verlinda Smith who has always been by his side, very close, and a part of the family. Patricia Winston who has been a wonderful person and a dear caregiver. Amos Opokudomah who presented so much laughter and played off of Al's sense of humor as well as motivating Al through Laughter Yoga exercises. Al and I were blessed by their tireless care and the growth of our relationships. We have come to know many beautiful people.  
Email Condolences:
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Yahrzeit Schedule:
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