Mr. Ryan Yanoshak, 42, a resident of Mount Pocono, formerly of Hanover Twp., passed into eternal life Friday morning, Dec. 8, 2017, in the care of the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest location, following a prolonged and courageous battle against cancer.
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, N.Y. Before going to West Point, he spent three years as a graduate assistant and sports information director at East Stroudsburg University. Previously, he was employed by The Citizens' Voice newspaper, Wilkes-Barre, as a sports writer.
Funeral services for Ryan will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Main St., Hanover Twp. The Rev. 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 S. Main St., Hanover Twp.
Relatives and friends are invited to join Ryan's brothers and family for visitation and remembrances from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Wilkes-Barre Heights location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 281 E. Northampton St., and 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 S. Main St., Hanover Twp.
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Statement from Pocono Raceway: "We are deeply saddened about the passing of Ryan Yanoshak. He made an immediate impact on our Raceway family when he joined our staff in October 2015. His character, sense of humor and professionalism were a true inspiration to all of us. Although Ryan's time working here was short, he brought so much joy and happiness to our offices and staff. We, along with Ryan's family and friends, appreciate all the kind words we have received from everyone over the last several days. Rest in peace, Ryan. We will miss you."