Paul Mancuso, 42 of Los Angeles, California, passed away on Sunday, September 23 in Show Low, Arizona. He is survived by his loving family, mother Patricia Magoon, step-father Jerry Magoon of Show Low, Arizona, brother's Mark Mancuso and David Mancuso as well as his step-sisters, Christine Gough, Denise Fyffe, Diane Padron and their families. Paul is also survived by his most beloved nieces and nephews Elisa, Samantha and Patrick Mancuso, and Cinda Heeren. Proceeded in death by his loving father, Anthony Salvatore Mancuso, his paternal Grandparents, Josephine and Antonio Mancuso, as well as his maternal Grandparents, Charles and Lilian Chapman. Paul leaves behind many dear friends across the country who love him and will carry a piece of his spirit in their soul throughout their lives. Paul was a graduate of Arizona State University where he graduated top of his class Magna cum Laude with a B.S. in General Business in 1990. After completing his education Paul went on to pursue his life long passion of working in the field of the Arts in the motion picture film industry. Paul, better known to those in the film industry as "Cubby", began his film career in front of the camera appearing on several television series and movies of the week. He later expanded his career and took advantage of his natural born talents and worked as a Property Master and Set Decorator for television movies of the week, as well as major motion pictures. Paul [Cubby] had a very strong spirit which encompassed the soul of a human being that was felt and touched by all who were fortunate enough to be a part of his life. May his soul continue to live in that place of peace which he so desperately longed to find. Private services were held for Paul in Show Low, Arizona on Sunday, September 30th. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity or your choice.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 7, 2007