Richard Bresin Dies In Cedar Grove Home

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Richard Charles Bresin, a former resident of Livingston, died in his Cedar Grove home of natural causes on Tuesday, February 10. He was 67 years old. Born in Newark, Mr. Bresin lived in Union before moving to Livingston at the age of five. A 1965 graduate of Livingston High School, he was a prolific scorer on the basketball team, playing with the late Bob Dukiet, Greg Schultz, and other well-known Lancer basketball players. He also played basketball for Monmouth College, from which he was graduated with honors. Mr. Bresin then earned an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, also with honors. He was a furniture administrator at Macy's New York for most of his career, retiring in 2013. Starting at Macy's Newark in 1971, he left to work for W&J Sloan in Washington, D.C., and then Macy's in Atlanta, Georgia, before returning to Macy's New York in 1992. While in the Newark store, he worked with his father, who was then finishing his own 48 year career in the furniture department. Mr. Bresin is survived by his mother, Miriam, of Livingston; his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Kathleen, of Cedar Grove and Avon By the Sea; and his aunt, Jean Lowe, of Tinton Falls. He was predeceased by his father, Irving, and his brother, Bruce. Services were private, with arrangements handled by the Prout Funeral Home. The family has noted that those who wish to may make donations to their favorite charity in Mr. Bresin's memory.

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