17-year-old Nyack HS Student Dies from Cancer

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A Nyack High School student has passed away from cancer. 

Jessie Yanko was 17 when he died. Principal Nicole Saieva said Yanko was a dedicated student, well liked by students and staff and will be sorely missed at the school, according to Gail Fleur, Communications Director of Nyack School District.

The district has not made any plans yet until there is discussion with Yanko's family.

RUTH HESS November 29, 2012 at 01:36 AM
That is so very sad. DId his grandmother and grandfather or great grandmother own Yanko's dress shop in Nyack MANY years ago? IT is an unusual name.
RUTH HESS November 29, 2012 at 01:38 AM
I am so sad for this family. Too many young people are dying from cancer. Our environment and processed foods must be killing us!
Chris November 29, 2012 at 03:44 AM
I am so sorry Lisa, my heart goes out to you and I will pray for you and your family, Chris Halton (formerly RCDS)


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