Yasilli, Paul Anthony "Tony", Jr.

February 4, 1969 - November 17, 2015

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

42 replies on “Yasilli, Paul Anthony "Tony", Jr.”

Patrick Folan says:

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

meg Folan Edgar says:

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

Patricia (Patty) Blandford iu says:

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

The Frater family says:

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

Lindsey Stuart says:

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

Ashley Marshall says:

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

Brad and Desiree Fetters says:

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.

Laura upton says:

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

Carri Sneathern says:

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

Hazel Cooper says:

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.

Emily Mikeska says:

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.

The Pirtle 4 says:

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

Shine Bright – Blue Skies!

Carinsa Gaston says:

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

Erick Lawson says:

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

Rodney Phillips says:

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


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

Luis Sr, Adriana,Christian and Luis Jr says:

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.

Melissa Hooks Robinson says:

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.

Tessa Shaffer says:

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.

Jeannie Lucy says:

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

Kelly Nothaft says:

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.

Marcia and Doug Grindstaff says:

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

Shawn and Michelle Abts says:

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.

Jennifer Fisher Lindsey says:

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.

Patrick Gilbreath says:

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 says:

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.

Miranda Erwin says:

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

Shawn Abts says:

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!

Trisha Muska says:

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

Karen Winkler says:

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!

Rebecca Day says:

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!!

Ashley Buehler says:

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.

Andrena & Bill Backhouse says:

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

Scott Hutson says:

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 🙏🏻

Mary Phillips says:

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.

Pam & Stan says:

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!

Doug & Cathy O'Brien says:

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.

Mike and Liz Anderson says:

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.

Elizabeth Frable says:

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

Rob Sureck says:

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

Linda and Dave Graessle says:

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

JE and Carol Tramonte says:

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.

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