He was born in Perth Amboy and was a lifelong resident of Perth Amboy. Mr. Yanoso was awarded a degree in engineering in 1973 from Newark College of Engineering, now New Jersey Institute of Technology, and was employed by the Shaw Group at its Edison facility for the past 25 years, presently as a Business Line Manager. He was a member of St. John's Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy. A longtime musician, Mr. Yanoso was an accomplished keyboard player and founder of the band Phantom's Opera, under his professional name, Jack Young.
He was predeceased by his father, John Yanoso, in 2002.