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Ricka Phyllis Ressin
Date of Funeral:
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time of Funeral:
11 am
Funeral Location:
at the Martin residence
105 Short Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Shiva Details:
Thursday from 4-8pm and Friday from 10am-8pm; then on Saturday from 1-4pm at 8307 Tally Ho Road, Lutherville, MD 21093.
Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Court Watch Montgomery
Online Donations

American Heart Association
Memorial and Tributes Processing Center
4217 Park Place Court
Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979
Online Donations

Shady Grove Medical Center Foundation Department
14955 Shady Grove Road Suite 165
Rockville, MD 20850
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The Family of Ricka Phyllis Ressin
Jun 25, 2017 6:32 AM

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Temple Oheb Shalom
Feb 14, 2017 03:32 PM

The Officers, Board of Trustees, Clergy, and Staff of Temple Oheb Shalom express a deep sense of loss on the passing of Ricka Ressin, niece of our member Helene Levine. Zichrono Livracha. May her memory be for a blessing.

Marcia Heyman
Feb 14, 2017 04:26 PM

Dear Laurie,

I'm terribly sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Feb 14, 2017 04:38 PM

Our deepest sympathies .
Ricky was a dear friend to both of us . We will miss her but are happy to have many wonderful memories .
Love to all the family
Selma & Gerry Lean

Marilyn Weisman
Feb 14, 2017 05:56 PM

Jeff, Laur & Cin:
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a special lady who brought joy to all who knew her. May her memory be a blessing.
Marilyn & Gil Weisman

Eileen (Weisman) Rosenblatt
Feb 14, 2017 06:53 PM

Aunt Ricky was a wonderful person. She and my Mom, Marilyn Weisman, were best friends. Thank you, Aunt Ricky for always being there for my mom and making her laugh. You will be truly missed.

Laurie Duker
Feb 14, 2017 08:47 PM

Ricky was Court Watch Montgomery's very first volunteer. From the beginning, six years ago, she brought her smile, her energy, and her creative ideas about how to protect women and children suffering from domestic violence. All of our 70 volunteers are so saddened by her death. She was a very bright light.

Rita and Stan
Feb 14, 2017 09:00 PM

Laurie, Cindy, Jeff and Joe,

What a loss and tragedy. Our memories go back a lifetime, something which will always be with us. She was a special lady, great mom, sister, cousin, grandmother and friend to everyone. She will be dearly missed by us and. By everyone she touched.

Sharon Peska
Feb 14, 2017 09:28 PM

Laurie, I am so sad to hear the news about your mom. She was a very special person and will be missed greatly. We will always remember her. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Myra Freeman
Feb 14, 2017 09:59 PM

Ricki was such a lovely person. So sorry for your loss.

Barbara Isaacs
Feb 14, 2017 10:29 PM

I met your mom in 1984 and have always understood your warm heart and silly nature Laurie. What a lovely soul and so full of love for her family. So sadly will she be missed but what a great legacy she leaves behind in all of you.

Jessica and Katrina Truong at Tip-toe Nails.
Feb 14, 2017 11:18 PM

Our deepest condolences. We are so so sad to hear about the new of Mrs Ressin. She was our favorite clients,wonderful person, always 10 minutes early for her appointment, she loved to read at our little quite salon while waiting for her nail polish to dry. Finally, we convinced her to get gel nails, she absolutely loved it. She will be missed so much. Thank you so much for everything.

Arlene Stein Boynton Beach, Fl
Feb 15, 2017 05:37 AM

Cindy and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Arlene

Sharon Fried
Feb 15, 2017 08:33 AM

Laurie, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Allen Bazensky
Feb 15, 2017 08:43 AM

To the family, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I was devistated when i got the news; I had just spoken to her on 2/3 to wish her a happy birthday, an annual tradition. Our friendship goes back to the 1950's. She always held a special place in my heart, I will miss her. Sorry I will not be at the funeral, as I am in Florida presently, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you. RIP RICKY.

Iris Grossman
Feb 15, 2017 08:44 AM

Laurie, Jeff, and Cindy. Words cannot express the pain I feel with the news of her passing. I was so fortunate to find your mother those many years ago in Springhill Lake. her friendship has meant the world to me. Her pride in her children was over the top. She was truly special. May she Rest In Peace and may her name be for a blessing. Love to all of you.

Lillian Agbeyegbe
Feb 15, 2017 10:44 AM

Ricky was very welcoming when I joined Court Watch Montgomery as a volunteer, even though she was not my mentor volunteer. She was always helpful, offering advise and encouragement, and serving with such enthusiasm. She will truly be missed.

Joey Weisman
Feb 15, 2017 11:15 AM

Jeff, Laurie, Cindy,

So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was always part of our family too. She was truly special.

Susan & Charles
Feb 15, 2017 11:53 AM

Cousin Ricky was always the true spirit of life.
So very sorry that she was taken way too early.
Her smile was everything and the way she engaged with you was so special. Our thoughts are with you. Love

Barbara Kaplan, Boynton Beach
Feb 15, 2017 12:46 PM

Dear Joey and all the Manck and Ressin family,
Words cannot express how heartbroken I am and I know that you will all miss her very much. She was one of the best people I know. Just remember, she was cousin Joe Kaplan's favorite cousin and now he and Ann will be with her once again.

Larry Self
Feb 15, 2017 01:07 PM

Ricky and I were friends when she worked for Friday Design in D.C., and kept in touch for many years. She was a friend and confidant. I wished her Birthday Wishes recently. I will miss her and her vibrant personality. She was a Special Lady.

Mindy Guisewite
Feb 15, 2017 01:09 PM

Jeff, Laurie and Cindy-
It is heartbreaking to know the world has lost such a bright light and soul. Your mom was always so kind to me and a joy to be around. You are all in my thoughts and have my deepest sympathies. May her memory be for a blessing

Bobbie Wolf and Jerry Fine
Feb 15, 2017 03:37 PM

Dear Cindy and Roger,
Jerry and I are so sorry for tha loss of your beloved mother. She brought a ray of light with her whenever we saw her. We hope your loving memories will help you through this difficult time. We send you our love and will see you when we return from Florida.

Ilene Spector
Feb 15, 2017 03:47 PM

Dear Laurie,
Memories of your mom go way back for me. I was a student x-ray technician under her at Sinai Hospital in the early 60's. I always looked up to her. She was smart, and got along with everyone. She taught me so much. May the happy memories of her life be of comfort to your entire family.

Emily Carton
Feb 15, 2017 04:03 PM

Absolutely no words for the sense of loss. Ricki is part of my heart, part of the fabric of my own life. I am so grateful for the gift of her life. Please know, that I, too, will carry her with me, always.

Linda Braiterman Silverman
Feb 15, 2017 04:41 PM

Dear Laurie,
I am so sad reading of Ricky's passing. My fond memories of her go back to X-ray school at Sinai in the early 60s. She was so sweet and set a wonderful example for all of us. I know she will be greatly missed. May sweet memories be a comfort to you, and may her soul be blessed and rest in peace.

Honey Edell and Tina Levine
Feb 15, 2017 05:23 PM

On behalf of the Brandeis National Committee,Greater Washington Chapter, we extend our deepest sympathy. Ricky was a valued member of our organization and we shall all miss her deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ellen Israel Goldberg
Feb 15, 2017 06:03 PM

I was saddened to hear of Ricky's passing. We became friends in the 7th grade and had remained in touch mostly in the past few years. It was a delight to see her at our reunions, including the "Feb '59 75th Birthday Brunch" last year. Playing Words with Friends meant we were in almost daily contact. She was a lovely person and will be missed. May she rest in peace.

Wendy Brown
Feb 15, 2017 06:37 PM

I am so saddened to hear of Ricka's passing. Grateful for the lengthy phone conversation we had in recent times. One couldn't help but to adore her kind and friendly spirit. I know her family and close friends will miss her greatly.

Jenny Mahr Seidman
Feb 15, 2017 06:46 PM

Laurie and family,

It's been several years since I've seen you and Mom, and I am so terribly sad to hear about your tragic loss. Ricky was a true ray of sunshine. May her memory be a blessing always.

Rona and Michael Balenson
Feb 15, 2017 08:23 PM

Dear Cindy and Roger,
Our deepest condolences to you and your entire family. May you remember all the good times and cherish them forever.Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this very sad time.

Renee Kaplan
Feb 16, 2017 07:18 AM

No words can be written on how my heart feels at this moment. Ricki and I just had a conversation on Facebook a few days ago. My father ( Joe) and Ricki had s special very special relationship, and she was so near and dear to me. Her laugh and smile was contagious, even if it was through words on Facebook.
I am so sorry for your loss, there is not a day that won't go by that I won't think of her . All my love

Laura Farrelly
Feb 16, 2017 07:29 AM

I worked with Ricky at First Advantage Saferent and kept up a bit with her via Facebook. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing. I wanted to send prayers and warm thoughts to her family and friends. She was such a kind person - always with a warm smile and willingness to help out at work.

Steve and marci rosenbaum
Feb 16, 2017 08:26 AM

Dearest family so so shocked and saddened about your mom.Ricky was so special.M ay she rest in peace.She loved all of you so much

Bob & Cindy Daffin, Kathleen, GA.
Feb 16, 2017 11:02 AM

We loved Ricky. She was a good neighbor and a wonderful friend to us while we lived in Gaithersburg at The Kentlands. We will never forget her and know God has received another angel in His loving kingdom. May she rest in peace. Our sincerest condolences to all her family and friends.

Dan & Carole Fried
Feb 16, 2017 11:42 AM

Ricky was a beautiful person whose smile lit up a room. I loved seeing her at class reunions. She will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Laurie & the family at this difficult time.

Robyn Sachs
Feb 16, 2017 12:55 PM

Dear Jeff, Laurie and Cindy, I was so sad and shocked to hear about your mom's passing today. Ricky was such a great lady and wonderful person and had a huge impact on my life through RMR. Her name will live on through the company and I wanted to send my heartfelt condolences. Love, Robyn Sachs

Charles Prunty
Feb 16, 2017 03:09 PM

So very very sad about mt classmate Ricky...My condolences to family friends and the class of Feb...59
Damn Ricky I already miss you smile...I will always remember our chats over all these years...I thank you for the advice you gave me when we had our birthday party

Rita Hackerman Hammerman
Feb 16, 2017 03:28 PM

To the Ressin Family
So very sorry for your loss. I graduated high school with Ricky and celebrated our 75th birthday reunion with her last year. Just wished her happy birthday a few days ago. I will miss her beautiful smile and her love of life.

Love, Laurie, Medwin, Brynn, Mackenzie, Jose, Francisca, and Edgar
Feb 17, 2017 12:58 PM

We are heartbroken over the loss of Ricky. She was a huge part of our family at Beacon Place. She always had the nicest things to say and was so thoughtful and caring. She was interested in each of our lives and made sure to check in on all of us frequently. We will all miss our nice talks and laughs we shared with Ricky, and we will miss our visits with her and Chloe. Your family is in our deepest thoughts and prayers. We feel truly blessed to have known such a special lady and we will miss her so much.

Fred Flatow
Feb 17, 2017 02:09 PM

Dear Lauri: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Fred Flatow
Feb 17, 2017 02:11 PM

Dear Lauri: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Leah Jaffee (a.k.a. Kohn)
Feb 18, 2017 12:28 PM

Dear Laurie and Jeff and Cindy, I was so sorry and shocked to learn of your mother's death. She was such a dear friend and wonderful person. We had great times together. I just saw her on my last visit to Maryland. Chloe will certainly miss her mommy and as will all of you and your chidlren. Such a terrible loss. My deepest condolences.

Tim and Olga Welter
Feb 21, 2017 05:30 PM

We are so very saddened to hear of Ricky's passing. We moved in above her two years ago and quickly became friends with her and Chloe. She was the definition of a true neighbor/friend. The entire Beacon Place community is truly grieving at losing such a warm spirit. RIP.

Debbie Quintal
Feb 26, 2017 03:39 PM

Ricky was a dear friend from book club. Her sudden passing was a shock to us all and we will miss her greatly. I also grew up in Baltimore and went to Forest Park high School a few years after Ricky. It was always fun to reminisce with her about the old neighborhood. My deepest sympathy to all of Ricky's family.

Aikins Family
Mar 12, 2017 05:53 AM

May her soul rest in peace

Stephanie Chaplin
Mar 20, 2017 04:26 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss and sorry that I did not know of it earlier. I hope you will all find peace in knowing how very much you mother was truly loved and respected by all who came to know her. She died way too soon but certainly packed a great deal of life into every day she was blessed with.


Ricka Phyllis Ressin

On February 13, 2017, Ricka Phyllis Ressin (nee Manck); cherished mother of Jeffrey (Mary Ann) Ressin, Laurie (Richard) Martin, and Cindy (Roger) Seidenman; devoted sister of Judge Joseph P. (Sherri and the late Ann) Manck; beloved daughter of the late Beatrice and Charles Manck; loving grandmother of Samuel and Louis Ressin, Branch and Quinn Seidenman, and Beatrice and Henry Martin; former wife of Dr. Norman Ressin; also survived by her loving dog, Chloe.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Thursday, February 16, at 11 am. Interment Oheb Shalom Congregation Cemetery - O'Donnell Street.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Court Watch Montgomery,, or American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

The family will be receiving at the Martin residence, 105 Short Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, Thursday from 4-8pm and Friday from 10am-8pm; then on Saturday from 1-4pm at 8307 Tally Ho Road, Lutherville, MD 21093.

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