Paul Robert Yacksyzn
Former Manchester Fireman and USAF Veteran
Paul Robert Yacksyzn, 38, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died of heart failure Friday, September, 6, at his home. A visitation will be held Friday, November 8, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home, Manchester. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Manchester. Dr. Craig Williamson will officiate.
Paul was born on a Thursday afternoon, October 3, 1974 at Tachikawa AFB, in Tokyo, Japan. He attended schools in Biloxi, Mississippi and Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul was known for his shinning personality and generosity. His smile lit up a room when he entered. He was helpful and kind by nature. Paul was passionate about his beautiful wife and precious sons. His favorite book of the Bible was Proverbs and he liked to read a chapter every morning. Paul also liked to work out and stay physically fit. A lifelong dream of Paul’s was to become a fireman. He saw his dream come true at the Manchester Fire Department under the guidance of Captain Dan Chapman, now retired, where Paul worked as an auxiliary part-time firefighter. He was awarded The Rookie Firefighter of the Year in 2009. Paul moved to Las Vegas in 2010. There he worked as Lead Butler of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, one of the newest and grandest hotels in the city, until April of 2013. Paul is preceded in death by his stepfather Reinhold Wolf of Manchester; his grandparents John and Kuni Yacksyzn of Las Vegas, and step-grandfather Bill Biddle of Seattle, Washington.
Survivors include his wife Bethany Schilder; his son Trevor Yacksyzn; his son Matthew Yacksyzn; his parents Michael Yacksyzn (Hideko), all of Las Vegas, and his mother Lani A. Wolf of Manchester; his grandparents Joy Biddle of Manchester, and Arnold and Patsy Waller of Mankato, Minnesota; his siblings Michael J. Yacksyzn II (Teia) of Atlanta, Georgia, David Yacksyzn (Jamie), Luke Yacksyzn, Peter Yacksyzn, all of Las Vegas, and Benjamin Czech (Bella) of Germany; niece Madilyn Yacksyzn of Las Vegas; nephews Johnny Guillen and Mylo Yacksyzn both of Las Vegas.
Cox Funeral Home, Manchester in charge of the arrangements. Please visit www.coxfh.com to sign online registry and leave condolences for the family.