Harvey Yaschik, age 80, died peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., to parents Mary and Morris Yaschik, he was an outgoing and friendly person whose family and friends were very important to him. He liked to share stories of his happy years with siblings and family at their Folly Beach summer house. He was successful in his business career with 3M Co. (later Lanier Business Products), winning recognition and awards for his accomplishments.
In retirement, Harvey enjoyed many pastimes, including gardening, photography, cooking, USO volunteering, exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He took special pride in completing the Peachtree Road Race at age 72 with his son. He enjoyed time spent with his two grandchildren. He was a longtime member of Congregation Shearith Israel.
Survivors include his wife, Betty (Barnett), with whom he shared his life for 54 years; daughter Margo (Steven) Tockerman; son Jeffrey Yaschik, and grandchildren Jake Tockerman and Sari Tockerman. Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Marsha Yaschik; a sister, Sharon Cohan of Naples, Fla.; and many close nieces and nephews.
Sign the online guestbook at dresslerjewishfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Shearith Israel in Atlanta, the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation (MDS Foundation) or the USO. A graveside service will be held Friday, June 1, at 1 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Ari Kaiman officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.