Food Culinary 06

Joshua Zanoff

December 12, 1973 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 48)


It is with broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Joshua Zanoff, 48, of Charlottesville, VA, on May 24. Born on December 12, 1973 in Washington, DC, Josh was the beloved son of William Zanoff and Audrey (Macks) Mitnick. He is survived by his daughter, Lily.

Josh was an exceptional chef, having studied at the Culinary Institute of America, and he created a name for himself in the Charlottesville restaurant world.  His biggest source of pride, joy, and accomplishment was his daughter Lily, whom he loved with all his heart. Josh was a devoted father, and Lily was the center of his universe. He was forever grateful for the beautiful daughter he shared with Genevieve Story. Josh relished every moment with Lily.

Usually donning a Grateful Dead t-shirt, Josh created so many close friendships with those he came in touch with through his larger than life laugh, sense of humor, and kindness. We will forever miss his presence and spirit.

Josh is also survived by his mother Audrey Mitnick (Michael), father Bill Zanoff (Elizabeth), brothers Maury Zanoff (Karen) and Jon Zanoff (Maria), niece Olivia Zanoff, and nephew Cole Zanoff. He is predeceased by his brother Matthew Zanoff.  In addition, he leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and life-long friends he considered family, who will all miss him dearly.

Josh will be laid to rest on Tuesday (May 31) at 1 p.m. in a graveside service at Judean Gardens (16225 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, MD). Shiva will be held Tuesday evening, 6-8 p.m. at Bill and Elizabeth Zanoff’s home, with a Minyan service there at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lily’s college fund by contacting Bill Zanoff. 

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Graveside Service
May 31, 2022

1:00 PM
Judean Memorial Gardens
16225 Batchellors Forest Road
Olney, MD 20832

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