JAMES RICHARD YANKAUER
10/26/1917 ~ 12/03/2012
Jim passed away peacefully at the age of 95 in Sacramento, CA. Son of Alfred and Teresa Yankauer of New York, NY, he lived most of his life in Chevy Chase, MD. He attended Dartmouth College where he became interested in journalism as an editor of the college newspaper. He was a radio writer at CBS and the Voice of America, WWII
veteran and partial planner of the Normandy invasion, and avid political activist on the staff of PA governor George Leader and US Congressman James Quigley. Jim covered the White House as a journalist
during the Kennedy and Johnson presidencies. He capped his career by teaching social studies at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD, and becoming a city councilman himself in retirement.
Jim was a hospice volunteer and member of the River Road Unitarian Universalist Church which he and his wife helped organize in Bethesda, Md. He is predeceased by his brother Alfred and survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Frances, son Mark, daughter-in-law Mary, and grandson Alexander of Sacramento.
A celebration of his life will be held in Sacramento on December 29.