William Victor Carasik passed away Monday, April 12, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Bill, as everybody called him, even his wife and children, was the son of the late Sidney and Vivian Carasik. Mr. Bill was born in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 10, 1946. He grew up in Atlanta and graduated from North Fulton High School and Georgia State University, where he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Mr. Bill worked in the transportation, government and banking industries.
As an avid railroad hobbyist, he instilled that love for trains in his sons, daughters and grandsons. Mr. Bill and his father had a wonderful time taking the train to Neyland Stadium to watch University of Tennessee football games. Mr. Bill, in turn, spent many happy hours with his family playing trains with the Florida Live Steamers and the North Georgia Live Steamers. He loved the trains big enough to ride on.
Mr. Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sherry Herman Carasik, and his six children Anne Henmi (Russell), Kimberly Cruz (Daniel), Erika Gilly (Kevin), Scott Carasik (Chelsea), AJ Carasik (Becca) and Lane Carasik. He also had two much-loved grandsons Cash Cruz and Rio Cruz, who loved playing on the floor with wooden trains.
Graveside services were held April 18 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Larry Sernovitz officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stand Up to Cancer, the American Cancer Society or the Boy Scouts of America. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.