Anthony Joseph Yantiss

anthony yantiss

Anthony Joseph Yantiss, 16, of Vienna, Virginia, passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2023. Anthony, or “Big A” as we affectionately called him, was born on August 24, 2006, to Lisa and Craig Yantiss. Anthony’s sweet smile and laughter brought joy to our lives. Anthony deeply loved his four siblings and his devoted aide, Maria, with his whole heart. He was a proud Kilmer Center Tiger where he thrived under the caring, specialized instruction for kids with severe disabilities. “Big A” loved watching and cheering on his siblings at their soccer, hockey, and lacrosse games. He also enjoyed Rocking the Red with the Washington Capitals, reading with his siblings, listening to music, making crafts, superheroes, and watching birds at the feeder out his window. Words cannot describe the impact that Anthony had on those of us who had the privilege of being a part of his life. Anthony is survived by his parents Lisa and Craig, older siblings Cole, Dominic, and Ceci, and younger brother Theo. He is also survived by his loving grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 19th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA 22180. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, July 20th at 10:00 am at St. Michael Catholic Church, 7401 St. Michael’s Lane, Annandale, Virginia 22003. A private family burial will be held following the funeral Mass at Andrew Chapel Cemetery,

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation (SJGF), which has supported our family and other local special needs families (


Visitation: July 19, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Money & King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Visitation: July 19, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Mass of Christian Burial : July 20, 2023 10:00 am

St Michael's Catholic Church
7401 St Michaels Ln
Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 256-7822

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  1. I am immensely sorry to see this. My heart goes out to you and your family..I cannot begin ti imagine how you guys are feeling. My heart breaks for you.

  2. Our sincerest and deepest condolences to your family. We are so heartbroken for you to endure such a loss. We hope that all of the wonderful memories you have with Anthony will help to heal your hearts during this very difficult time. We will continue to pray for your family.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May the joy and light that Anthony brought in to your family remain with you and bring healing and peace.

  4. God gave you a very special gift in Anthony and it was plain to see that the whole Yantiss family dedicated 16 years loving and caring for that gift with all their heart and soul. No one could have given him more love and joy than you. We pray the Lord’s arms of comfort around you to lift and carry you through this time. He hold’s all your tears in a bottle.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. We have long admired both of you and your entire amazing family for the love, compassion and strength you live every day. Our hearts are with you in laying Anthony to rest.

  6. God brought Anthony into your lives to bring you joy, and now He welcomes him home.
    May our faithful God show you love and give you comfort in your sorrow.

  7. God brought Anthony into your lives to bring you joy, and now He welcomes him home. You were chosen to be his family because of your kind and caring hearts.
    May our faithful God show you love and give you comfort in your sorrow.

  8. Anthony was a beautiful soul put on this earth with the most wonderful family. I am so lucky and grateful that you opened your hearts and home and allowed me to love and care for Anthony. I know he was so loved while he was on earth and he will be continue to be loved and remembered

  9. There are many tender words that describe Anthony and how he so beautifully touched so many of us. Yet, I keep coming back to the words “God’s angel.” He was born an angel and will forever remain an angel- not only in our hearts but also in God’s reality. The many joys he brought to his family and so many others will forever remain with each of us. In the words of Isaiah, “God is holding Anthony in the palm of His hand.”

  10. Dear Lisa, Craig and kids, I am so very sad to hear about Anthony’s passing. I will always remember holding that sweet baby boy when he was a newborn at Cardinal Hill swim club. This photo of him is precious and shows what a happy boy he was; he was a blessing to your family and I know he will be deeply missed. I am praying for you all during this most difficult time.
    With love,

  11. Dear Lisa, Craig, and your lovely children and the whole village who were brightened by the light and joy of Anthony, please accept my heartfelt sympathies that this great loss. God has gained a new light in heaven and may God grant us all the strength, and grace during this time of immense grief. Anthony, you, and your wonderful family, and Maria, have all taught me a lot and made this life richer with your presence. The Anthony perseverance, smile and laughter shall always remain with me. Much love, Gloria

  12. Anthony will be forever in all of our hearts. We mourn with you, yet rejoice in our everlasting Father who has welcomed Anthony home. He is now spreading his infectious smile in heaven!! We are here for all of you!

  13. Dear Lisa, Craig, Cole, Dominic, Ceci and Theo,

    I’m so sorry to hear of Anthony’s passing. My prayers are with you as you navigate this sorrowful time. Love and God’s blessings to you all!

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