John Yanish, age 101 of Franklin, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 15th, 2021.
Born in Franklin to the late Mike and Julia (Kicak) Yanish, John was a remarkable member of the community. He served in the US Army during WWII, where he received two Purple Hearts. A firefighter for over seventy years, John was also a former mayor of Hamburg, and was instrumental in painting the center line in roadways yellow for better visibility. Prior to starting his own accounting business, he worked as a radio host. He became friends with such celebrities as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and many, many more. His hobbies, interests, and accomplishments are too numerous to list.
Predeceased by his first wife Emma (Nein) and Beatrice (Chelbus), as well as his son, John Yanish, John is survived by his son, David Yanish and his wife Roberta Jeanne Shaw of NV. He also leaves behind many loving friends.
A visitation for John will be held on Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 from 10-11AM at the F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ 07416. A funeral service will follow at 11AM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com