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Former Pocono Raceway marketing communications director dies after cancer battle

Ryan Yanoshak

Ryan Yanoshak, former managing director of marketing communications at Pocono Raceway, died Friday morning after a battle with cancer.

He was 42.

He is survived by his brothers, Randy Stephen Yanoshak Jr. and Corey Yanoshak.

Yanoshak worked at Pocono Raceway for two years beginning in October 2015. Before arriving in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, he served as assistant athletic director and special assistant to the executive athletic director at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Prior to that, he spent three years as a graduate assistant and sports information director at East Stroudsburg University and worked as sports writer for The Citizens’ Voice .

According to his obituary at The Citizens’ Voice, funeral services for Yanoshak will be conducted at 11 a.m. ET Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Pocono Raceway released the following statement on Yanoshak’s passing.

“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.”

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