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.
Published in Los Angeles Times from Jul. 10 to Jul. 15, 2018.