JANE RESNICK / JACK LIPMAN
NEW YORK — Jane Resnick, 78, founder and president of The Color Box, a color, fabric and silhouette forecasting firm, died Sunday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
The cause of death was complications following surgery. She had been suffering from emphysema for more than six years.
Resnick began her career as a handweaver, eventually becoming a textile designer at Milliken. She then opened her own textile studio, designing women’s sportswear fabrics. Resnick also designed millinery, including bathing caps for Jantzen.
In 1978, Resnick founded The Color Box, serving as president.
In 1985, Resnick’s daughter, Marni Resnick Greenberg, joined the firm as vice president, sharing executive duties with her mother. She will continue as president.
In addition to Greenberg, Resnick is survived by her son, Stephen.
A memorial service is being planned for later this month.
NEW YORK — Jack Lipman, 61, founder and president of Drizzle Inc., a manufacturer of women’s and men’s rainwear, died Wednesday in Mount Sinai Hospital here.
The cause of death was leukemia, according to a company spokesman.
Lipman formed Drizzle 25 years ago and was active in the business until last month. Earlier in his career, he was a coat buyer for Bloomingdale’s.
Surviving are his wife, Jane Charney Lipman, who is a principal in the company and its designer; two sons, Steven Lipman and Brian Lipman; a daughter, Debbe Callaghan, and two brothers, Dr. Marvin Lipman and Samuel Lipman.
Services will be held today at noon at Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th St.