Welcome to the memorial page for

Ryan Yanoshak

February 18, 1975 ~ December 8, 2017 (age 42)

     Mr. Ryan Yanoshak, 42, a resident of Mount Pocono, formerly of Hanover Township, passed into eternal life Friday morning in the care of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest location following a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer.

     Born February 18, 1975 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the middle of three sons to the late Randolph S. (Randy) and Constance A. (Connie) (Soltis) Yanoshak.

     Educated in the Hanover Area schools, he was a member of the 1993 graduating class of the Hanover Area Jr. /Sr. High School.  Ryan furthered his education by attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 from Bloomsburg University and later his Masters Degree of Science in 2005 from East Stroudsburg University.

     Until illness caused his early retirement from professional duties, Ryan had been employed as the Managing Director of Marketing Communications with the Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond for two years.  Prior to that, he was assistant athletic director and special assistant to the executive athletic director at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.  Previously, he was employed by the Citizens' Voice newspaper, Wilkes-Barre as a sports writer.

     He and his family held membership in Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Main Street, Hanover Township.

     Ryan was preceded in death also untimely by his father, Randolph S. (Randy) Yanoshak on March 6, of 2009, and by his mother, Constance A. (Connie) (Soltis) Yanoshak on April 8, 2014.  He was also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Shirley (Bruso) Yanoshak and by his maternal grandparents John Soltis in 2002 and most recently by Eleanor (Dymond) Soltis-Sofranko on August 17th of this year.

     Left to mourn his passing are his brothers, Randy Stephen Yanoshak  Jr. and  his wife Maria of Wrentham, MA; and  Corey Yanoshak and his wife Amy of Dover, DE; Nieces and nephews, Annika, Cole, Ava and Lincoln Yanoshak;  His companion of 7 years, Brenda Beretta of Marlboro, New Jersey; Paternal Aunts and Uncle, Sharyn Yanoshak of Las Vegas, NV; Gayle Miles and Jill Gagliardi, both of Hanover Township, John Yanoshak of Media, PA; Maternal Uncles, John and Mary Beth Soltis of Drums and Andrew Soltis and his wife Brenda of Limerick, PA; Several cousins, co-workers and dear friends.

     Funeral services for Ryan will be conducted on Monday at 11 a.m. in Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, 1000 South Main Street, Hanover Township.  The Reverend Dr. David E. Bernard, interim pastor will serve as celebrant.

     Interment with the rites of committal will immediately follow next to his parents in Oaklawn Cemetery, 1250 South Main Street, Hanover Township.

     Relatives and friends are invited to join Ryan's brothers and family for visitation and remembrances Sunday evening from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 East Northampton Street and on Monday directly at church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.

     In lieu of floral tributes, Ryan's family would be humbled if those contemplating a memorial contribution in his memory, kindly consider his church, Saint Peter's Lutheran Church, 1000 South Main Street, Hanover Township, PA 18706.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Saint Peter's Lutheran Church
1000 South Main Street, Hanover Township PA 18706
Tel: 1-570-823-7332

 Service Information

December 10, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wilkes-Barre Heights Location
281 East Northampton Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-5813

Gathering of Family and Friends
December 11, 2017

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Peter's Lutheran Church
1000 South Main Street
Hanover Township, PA 18706

Funeral Service
December 11, 2017

11:00 AM
Saint Peter's Lutheran Church
1000 South Main Street
Hanover Township, PA 18706

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