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Passed away peacefully on August 31, 2014. The seventh of 10 children, he was born in Colver, PA on September 12, 1918, and married his beloved late wife Elizabeth on July 24, 1943. He began his career as a cartographer in the early 1940's in what was then called the Army Map Service. He is survived by his son, Thomas Michael Yanosky (Rhonda) of Herndon, VA; daughter, Rosemary Mitchell of Maplewood, MN; grandchildren, Sherry Blauner (Chris), Thomas Mitchell (Christine), Sally Williams (Jeff), Edward, Joseph and Shelley Yanosky; five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Yanosky was a noted artist whose media included etchings, oils, acrylics, constructions, watercolors, and collages. He has works in the Library of Congress, George Washington University's Dimock Gallery, and many private collections. He was befriended as a young man by Duncan Phillips who purchased one of his oils ("Blue Mosaic") for the Phillips Collection in the early 1950's. He studied at the Corcoran School of Art and was a past president of the Washington Society of Artists. He also was a master of scratch-built model airplanes, some of which are in the Museum of Model Aeronautics, Muncie, IN. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 11 at the Adams Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden Street, Herndon VA 20170, followed by an 11 a.m., service. Interment will follow at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon. Remembrances can be posted to The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Reston Hospital, Fair Oaks Manor Care, Optum Hospice, and especially, Sunrise Assisted Living of Reston.

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Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 7, 2014