Robert P. Yannetti
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Yannetti, Robert P.
May 30, 1953 - April 15, 2011
Robert P. Yannetti, 57 of Los Angeles California died very suddenly Friday April 15th, 2011.
Bob was born in the Bronx, New York, May 30th,1953. He was the youngest of 2 sons born to Albert and Emily Yannetti and is survived by his brother Richard P.Yannetti. Bob graduated from Fox Lane high school in New York in1971 and continued his education at UCLA, earning his MFA in Theater Arts in 1978.
Bob was a cherished Husband and Father survived by his wife of 30 years, Leslie Winston Yannetti and his 2 daughters Allison Yannetti (16) and Joanna Yannetti (13). Bob was First Assistant Director in the Director's Guild of America since 1982. He began directing episodic television in 2002. Bob's career spanned 30 years and included work on such films as Scarface, Witches of Eastwick , The River and many, many more. Television series include LA Law, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal, and most recently, Parenthood. He was beloved by cast and crew alike.
He will be missed every minute of everyday.
The memorial service will be Wednesday April 20th, 2011 at 2PM at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church 5700 Rudnick Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367.



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Published in Los Angeles Times from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2011.
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May 1, 2011
Leslie,

No words can describe my shock and sadness for the news I just recieved today. Am sending love and hugs to you and your children. Some of my fondest memories of working are of those long days spent with him on the set. And how we often laughed and laughed, both of us bent over with our hands on our knees. He taught see so much about the right way to do the job. It was a gift I never took lightly. Even today when I work I think of him when I do something he taught me, and there is much. My prayers are with you and the girls. Much love.....
Richard Feld
April 27, 2011
Dear Leslie,

Nancy and I were so immensely saddened to hear of the passing of Bob. We have such fond memories of him (and you). We were in Santa Fe when we got the news and went to the St. Francis Cathedral there and lit a candle for Bob. Please know that you and your girls are in our thoughts and prayers.
Patrick Rowe
April 22, 2011
Although I never met Bob nor did I know him when I saw his name at the end of Parenthood it made me want to look him up and see who he was. I am terribly saddened by your loss and pray that you and your family find comfort and strength during this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.
Keena Ferguson
April 21, 2011
Dear Leslie, Allie and Joey,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your're in our hearts and prayers.
April 21, 2011
Leslie, From a crew member of your Waltons family, heartfelt sympathy. You are loved as Bob will be, always.
JOHN DAYTON
April 20, 2011
Leslie,
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. While I didn't know Bob well I had such a nice conversation with him at your Mom's funeral in Mason City. He seemed very kind and gentle. I know your loss is immeasurable. I hope your friends and family can be a source of comfort to you during this extremely difficult time.
Shawn Burke
April 20, 2011
I worked with Bob as his DGA trainee on Witches of Eastwick. He was a wonderful,kind mentor. I am shocked and saddened by his passing.
Rory Romero
April 20, 2011
Bob: You would have been so proud of your daughters today. They have the Yannetti courage in spades. You girls were amazing. Your father couldn't have been any prouder. God bless both of you and your lovely mother. I miss you Bob, but your girls were so courageous today, you must be bragging about them right now. Wayne Damore
April 20, 2011
Dear, Bob, you were and are a shining soul. You were the definition of professionalism and decency. Leslie, thanks for sharing him with us. My wife and I pray that you and your daughters find the way forward in the days to come.
Peter MacNicol
April 20, 2011
Leslie, I have wonderful memories as a child hanging around your home with my father, Les. You and Bob made it feel like it was my own. I adored you both the way only a 10 year old girl can. Thank you for those memories and to introducing me to popcorn with parmesan, which if memory serves, was your "fave". Although I haven't seen you in decades, I am so terribly saddened by your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Dena McDonough
April 20, 2011
Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am praying for you and your daughters. I am here for you if you need anything. All my love to you..
Melissa Haloossim
April 20, 2011
To the Yanetti Family,

Our deepest prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. All of us in the film community here in Los Angeles, are shocked by the sudden passing of this wonderful man.
He will be truly missed! - the Stoias
Cathy Stoia
April 20, 2011
Leslie,

I am so sorry for your loss. I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters.
Cynthia Brittain
April 19, 2011
Leslie, don't know if you remember me from our old Gymboree days, but wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
Nancy Torgerson
April 19, 2011
Bob, we will miss you so much you have no idea. You watched me and becky grow up and were like our second dad. Our families will never be the same without you. We still can't believe you are gone.
I can still hear you laughing and joking about everything, especially stupid things that i would do, in my head.
I can't believe there wont be another man date... Bob, you have made such an impact on our lives and we thank you so much for that. You definitely will be missed.
Becky, Lauren, Robert <3
April 19, 2011
Leslie, My heart aches for your beautiful family. We are simply crushed. Our love and deepest sympathy with you and those Bob touched so deeply.
Mark Wallengren
April 19, 2011
Bob will be deeply missed by friends and family. Sending condolences and healing thoughts to his loved ones Leslie, Allison and Joanna.
Claire Whitaker
April 19, 2011
to the yannetti family,
i worked with bob on all of david kelley's shows as the still photographer, and he was the kindest and most respected and loves ad's in our business.
he will truly be missed... :)
carin baer
carin baer
April 18, 2011
Leslie,
I was so shocked to hear of Bob's passing. My heart goes out to you and your daughters. I am so glad that I was able to finally meet the two of you. If there is anything that you need, please let us know.
Candice Semonian
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