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Ray G. Yarashus

October 7, 1940 - April 10, 2018

Visitation: Friday, April 27th 5:00-8:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

Funeral Mass: Saturday, April 28th 9:00 a.m. St. Mary’s Church of Holliston

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Ray G. Yarashus, 77, of Hopkinton and Holliston, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, due to congestive heart failure and kidney failure he experienced as complications of diabetes . Born in St. Clair, PA, he was the son of the late Ida V. (Razonsky) and Albert J. Yarashus.

Ray was a star athlete who went to college on a full athletic scholarship for football at George Washington University.  Ray worked his way through college by working 3 part-time jobs at the same time, including one for the U.S. Post Office, where his route included the White House and Executive Offices in the early 1960’s.  He was a life-long supporter of the Kennedy family and treasured his meeting with President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and their wives. After college, Ray decided to pursue a master’s in education, marry and become a physical education teacher.  Eventually, he started a real estate company in Maryland and worked his way up to owning and managing some of the best real estate offices in Maryland.  He retired and moved up to Massachusetts, which he quickly grew to love.

He is survived by his two children, Valerie A. Yarashus of Holliston and David R. Yarashus and his wife, Heather, of Virginia, his three brothers, Albert L. Yarashus of Washington, D.C., Robert T. Yarashus of Virginia, and Ronald W. Yarashus of Maryland. Ray is also survived by 11 grandchildren, all of whom he adored, and pre-deceased by one, Damaris Sophia.  He was also pre-deceased by his former wife, Valerie R. Hall of Holliston, with whom he remained close friends.

Visiting hours will be on Friday, April 27th from 5 – 8 p.m., Chesmore Funeral Home, 854 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746.  The funeral mass will be on Saturday, April 28th at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 8 Church Street, Holliston, MA 01746.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to HomeStart, Inc., 105 Chauncy Street, Boston, MA 02111www.HomeStart.org.