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Yasilli, Paul Anthony "Tony", Jr.

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February 4, 1969 - November 17, 2015

Yasilli, Paul Anthony "Tony", Jr.

Yasilli, Jr, Paul Anthony (Tony)

Born on 02/04/1969 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and passed away on 11/17/2015

Beloved Son, Husband, Father and Friend

Graduated from University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Regional Director, Contract Surety, at The Hanover Insurance Group, Member of the Board of Directors for Camp Esperanza, Coached Frisco Football Association Youth Football, and Legacy Christian School Football supporter.

Preceeded in death by grandparents Frank and Margaret Yasilli and Columbus and Margray Floyd.

Survived by parents Paul and Cathy Yasilli, wife Dana (nee Tramonte) Yasilli, and sons Ryan, Sam, and Andrew Yasilli and sister, Annmarie Yasilli Hatfield.

No Visitation

Funeral Mass will be held At 10:30 AM on Tuesday, 11/24/2015, at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 8000 Eldorado Pkwy,  Frisco, TX  75033.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:

Camp Esperanza – Bridewell Foundation, P.O Box 25317, Dallas, TX 75225

Blue Skies, Tony!

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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JE and Carol Tramonte

November 25, 2015 9:40AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Tony will always protect and watch over the family, now your Guardian Angel in Heaven.

Linda and Dave Graessle

November 25, 2015 12:37AM

Paul and Cathy,
No parent should have to bury their child. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. We didn't know your son but knowing you, we can understand what an honor it was to see him grow into such a fine man. May God bless with the strength to endure your loss. Please offer our sympathy to his wife and children. They will need your strength in the coming months.r

Rob Sureck

November 24, 2015 3:54PM

Dana - So sorry for your family's loss. Wishing you and your boys comfort during this difficult time. Tony was a great man and he will be missed. Wishing you all the best, Rob & Cory Sureck

Elizabeth Frable

November 24, 2015 2:42PM

Dana, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the boys. Hugs

Mike and Liz Anderson

November 24, 2015 2:16PM

Our prayers are with the Yasilli family for comfort today, and in the weeks and months ahead. Tony will always be remembered as a person of strong principal, partnered with a gentle, kind spirit. A very good combination. His life, and the good that he did, will touch and positively affect people that will never have met him. We are blessed that we did.

Doug & Cathy O'Brien

November 24, 2015 9:11AM

I first knew of Tony as a coach of the Tigers. But came to know Tony more when he joined the Bridewell Foundation Board of Directors and Camp Esperanza team. Tony was looking for a way to give back to an organization that fights cancer just like Tony fought it. Much like all of us were blessed to know Tony, the Bridewell Foundation and many kids were blessed to have Tony fighting for them as he raised money, provided guidance and loaded buses to send the kids off to Camp (with Ryan). Bless you Tony for your example, leadership and giving. The world is a better place because of you and your family. Dana, Ryan, Sam and AJ - our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pam & Stan

November 24, 2015 7:53AM

Paul and Cathy,

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son! You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! Paul, Jr. is in a better place now and resting peacefully with our Lord. May God comfort you in the days ahead. Please let us know if there is anything that you need!

Mary Phillips

November 24, 2015 7:30AM

Dana, it feels like forever since I have seen you. You are in my prayers along with your boys. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Scott Hutson

November 24, 2015 3:25AM

11/17/2015 May you find Peace my brother and I ask that God welcomes you into the Kingdom of Heaven. I humbly ask our Father to wrap his loving arms around you and take away all of your pain and that of your family! I will keep you in my heart for the rest of my natural life and beyond!! I will see you again someday my friend and I look forward to seeing you greet me at the gates of Heaven when my time comes to leave this earth but not yet, not yet my friend!!

FB 11/17/2015

I wrote this the other night to try and put down in some way how I feel about Tony and his beautiful family!

It is 11:07pm and I just returned from the home of one of my best friends in this world Tony Yasilli. He is my brother in every way and I love Tony as I know many of you do as well.

Tony Yasilli passed away tonight around 8:30pm after a nearly 6 year battle with Cancer. While the disease has taken him from us his spirit will live on in his three sons, Ryan, Sam, AJ and Dana his wonderful wife. We are truly devastated by the loss of a truly wonderful man, loving father, devoted husband and a wonderful coach and mentor for our boys!

I feel only love in my heart for Tony because I know he is now out of pain and in a much better place...may God bless Tony Yasilli and his entire family.
I would ask the Lord to place his loving hands upon them all in their terrible hour of need. May their faith in God be their guiding light through this tragic time in their lives.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of them and I ask for those that knew him to pray 🙏🏻 for his family today!!

God Bless Tony and the entire Yasilli family 🙏🏻

Andrena & Bill Backhouse

November 24, 2015 12:22AM

Deepest sympathy to Dana and family. Always in our hearts. One of life's good guys.

Ashley Buehler

November 23, 2015 9:34PM

I am so sorry. Ryan was one of my favorite third graders and my heart hurts for him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Rebecca Day

November 23, 2015 9:27PM

Dana - my heart hurts for you and I will be keeping you in my prayers! I will always have a special place in my heart for both you & Tony for trusting me with Ryan so many years ago. You are a very strong person and will help the boys get through this difficult time and Tony will be proud of you all. Big hugs and continued prayers!!

Karen Winkler

November 23, 2015 8:50PM

Dearest Dana, I send my love and deepest sympathy to you, your boys, and family! May Tony's beautiful memories find a very special place in your hearts forever!

Trisha Muska

November 23, 2015 8:33PM

We have known the Yasilli family for over 40 years and love them. Our hearts bread for them all.

Shawn Abts

November 23, 2015 8:10PM

My thoughts and prayers are with Dana, the boys and the entire Yasilli family. It was an my pleasure getting to know Tony and coaching with him. He was a great man and I was honored to have known him and call him a friend. Rest in peace my friend!

Miranda Erwin

November 23, 2015 7:23PM

Dana, boys & family- so sorry to hear about Tony. May God wrap his Love & Grace around you. Our prayers are with you.

Jennifer Fisher Lindsey

November 23, 2015 6:46PM

What a tragic loss for such a generous person to leave us far too soon. He left an indelible mark with family, friends and his community and we can be grateful for that. . Prayers for his family.

Patrick Gilbreath

November 23, 2015 6:41PM

with deepest sympathy it is to hear of your loss. He was a good friend to many and missed by all. Rest in peace my friend.

Jennifer Fisher Lindsey

November 23, 2015 6:30PM

What a tremendous loss for his family, friends and community. Prayers are with Dana and the boys. He gave so much and has left an indelible mark on many. He was a blessing and will be missed.

Shawn and Michelle Abts

November 23, 2015 6:04PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yasilli family. Tony was a great coach and Nathan learned a lot from Tony during his FFL days. Nathan wishes he could be there.

Marcia and Doug Grindstaff

November 23, 2015 5:59PM

We are saddened by your loss. Our heart goes out to you.

Kelly Nothaft

November 23, 2015 4:56PM

Our deepest sympathies go out to Dana, Ryan, Sam and Andrew who lost their beloved husband & father. We pray that you all are comforted by the fact that Tony touched so many individuals and provided so much inspiration to others, in so many ways. We pray that God will comfort you during this time of sorrow.

Jeannie Lucy

November 23, 2015 4:56PM

My heart goes out to the entire Yasilli family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Tessa Shaffer

November 23, 2015 4:09PM

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Tony. I will always remember him fondly and feel lucky that I had the pleasure of knowing him. He was the best boss but more importantly a true friend. He will be missed dearly.

Melissa Hooks Robinson

November 23, 2015 2:53PM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Tony helped my years in high school be some of my favorite days. Always had a joke or a comment to make me smile. I am so so sorry for your loss.

Luis Sr, Adriana,Christian and Luis Jr

November 23, 2015 1:22PM

Condolences for your los
May you find comfort in knowing that God take each one gently into his arms and place them on the lap of an angel.


November 23, 2015 1:19PM

I am in shock ,my prayers and condolences for Paul's family.

Rodney Phillips

November 23, 2015 12:58PM

RIP Tony, we have been out of touch since our youth soccer thru High School days, but you will be missed, may god bless your family

Erick Lawson

November 23, 2015 12:54PM

Tony was the best! He will be truly missed. Dana, may God carry you and the boys through this difficult time.

Carinsa Gaston

November 23, 2015 12:43PM

Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

The Pirtle 4

November 23, 2015 12:32PM

The world was better for having known you. Prayers for your wonderful family.

Shine Bright - Blue Skies!

Emily Mikeska

November 23, 2015 11:41AM

My heart and prayers are with Tony's wife, boys and family and friends. Tony was my underwriter since the early 90's. He was so kind, a friend to many, professional and a great business partner to all. I am so sorry we have lost a great man.

Hazel Cooper

November 23, 2015 11:24AM

Our hearts and prayers are with you, Dana, Ryan, Sam and AJ at this sad and difficult time. Our memory off Tony will always be of him coaching and encouraging the boys on the sidelines. You will be missed. With love Frank, Hazel and Peter.

Carri Sneathern

November 23, 2015 10:36AM

Dana, you and your family are in my prayers. Please know we are thinking of you all. God bless.

Laura upton

November 23, 2015 10:33AM

Our deepest sympathies for you and the boys. Our prayers are with you. The Upton's

Brad and Desiree Fetters

November 23, 2015 10:28AM

Tony was a great friend, husband and father. He demonstrated how to keep ones strength, grace and determination in the face of great adversity. He didn't complain only strived to make the time he had mean as much as he could. We were all better for knowing Tiny and will support Dana and the boys going forward. We love you brother.

Ashley Marshall

November 23, 2015 10:11AM

Sending all my love and prayers to the Yasilli family. Tony was the most mentally tough person I have ever known and I was so blessed to have known him. Dana and the boys will continue to make him proud as he positively influenced each and everyone of them. Tony was a good man and will be truly missed. Love to you all

Lindsey Stuart

November 23, 2015 9:27AM

Heaven is welcoming an angel today. Our hearts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Love-Lindsey, Marcus and Sean!

The Frater family

November 23, 2015 9:27AM

God Bless Tony and the Yasilli family. Your great kids have many who care about them.

Patricia (Patty) Blandford iu

November 23, 2015 2:57AM

I am so very very sorry for your loss. I feel like I knew Tony through his Mom and Dad, whom I know and have come to love very much through parish membership. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sorrowful time. Patty Liu

meg Folan Edgar

November 22, 2015 2:26PM

My Condolences for your great loss my prayers and thoughts are with you...

Patrick Folan

November 22, 2015 1:57PM

My thoughts and prayers are with both the Yasilli and Tramonte Families for their sad loss. Patrick Folan