Paul Richard Yates
1951 - 2018
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August 22, 1951 - June 22, 2018 Dr. Paul Richard Yates, beloved husband of Jacqueline and father of Alexandra, died peacefully after a short battle with cancer on June 22, 2018. Paul was born in Los Angeles in 1951 to Morton and Rose (Kaplan) Yates and was predeceased by his mother, and sister Laura. He grew up in Hollywood, exploring the hills behind his house and racing down the steep streets by Nichols Canyon on his skateboard. Recently he tried to instill a love of skateboarding in his border collie, Cleo, but she has yet to reveal any hidden proficiency for the activity. Paul received his Doctorate in Psychology from USC where he also met his wife Jackie. As an adult, Paul was a dedicated psychologist, avid guitar and tennis player, a skilled cook, and a pretty fantastic t-ball coach. His family and friends will miss his keen sense of humor, ability to guess the end of every movie, and above all, his kindness.

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Published in Los Angeles Times from Jul. 10 to Jul. 15, 2018.
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November 28, 2018
I know I am late to the table on this, but I started seeing Dr. Yates professionally when my dad passed away 12 years ago. Then, four years later, when my husband suddenly passed away, he saw me through that as well. I see that his day of passing was June 22--the same as my husband's--and my heart breaks afresh. He was a wonderful human being and I am forever saddened by this loss. Much love to Jackie and Alex about whom he always spoke with a full heart.
Pamela Felcher
September 7, 2018
Paul was a national treasure. He was my therapist for 18 years, even though I'm sure I spent much of that time driving him crazy. He was patient and considerate and funny, and he brought immeasurable value to the lives of anyone lucky enough to know him. His death is truly such an immense loss. I will miss him always.
Jordan Seider
August 30, 2018
August 28, 2018
Jackie & Alexandria, just heard the sad news about Paul. I am so very sorry; he was such a
fine person. Anne Nichols (of yore)
Anne Nichols
July 27, 2018
To Jackie, I am so sorry to hear that Paul passed away. He was an essential part of my life and he never failed to share with me how much he loved you and Alex. I miss him every day. Sincerely, Joan Weiss
July 15, 2018
Jackie I am so sorry to hear about Paul...I hope you can find solace and peace knowing is is with great company...
July 15, 2018
He was a wonderful man and a great friend.
July 10, 2018
I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you peace and strength during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11.
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