Daily News: March 16, 2015

Former CIT President, CEO John Maslanka Passes

According to an announcement from Fox & Weeks, former CIT president and CEO John A. Maslanka, 70, passed on February 21, 2015 at Savannah Square Retirement Community.

The following was released regarding Maslanka:

“He was born March 18, 1944 in Garden City, to the late William and Mary Maslanka. John attended Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN and graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. He worked for American Express where he was senior vice president and senior executive officer of Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the Travelers Cheque division, based in London and Brighton, England. He followed that assignment as senior vice president American Express Canada. He then became president and CEO of CIT Group, Livingston, New Jersey and served on the board of directors for RCA Records. He went on to become senior vice president of PHH Fleet America and had several private entrepreneurial ventures.

John, his wife and family lived all over the world during his career, including London, Canada and many different cities in the U.S. While residing in Ridgewood, NJ, where he was an active member of The Ridgewood Country Club, one of his most personal thrills was playing a round of golf with Arnold Palmer. Living in Baltimore, MD, he helped start and build the Catholic Community of St Francis Xavier, and was active in Christopher Place, establishing independent living arrangements and job placement for newly released prisoners. He was also active in the United States Power Squadron.

After retirement he moved to The Landing’s on Skidaway Island, where he was a member of The Landing’s Club, and he was also a communicant of St James Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Dorothy (Dottie) G. Maslanka, of Savannah, two daughters, Lynda Maslanka, of Philadelphia, PA, and Nancy McMillin (David), of Lancaster, PA, three granddaughters, Sydney, Kelsey, and Abigail McMillin. Also surviving are one sister, Eileen Maslanka, Of Hilton Head Island, SC, and sister-inlaw, Elizabeth Maslanka, of Warwick, NY, and many nieces and nephews.”