Fairfield man loved his family, Oakland A’s

By From page A3 | January 23, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Paul Yamot had four sisters he was very protective of and a passion for the Oakland A’s, a family member recalled.

“He’s just caring,” Kris Nakasone, 27, of Walnut Creek, said of her brother, who died Monday after the car he was driving on Cordelia Road crashed into two concrete barriers. Two passengers in the car were injured.

Yamot, a Fairfield resident whose 33rd birthday was Jan. 3, went to Armijo High School before going to a high school in Davis, Nakasone said.

Family members, she said, went Tuesday to the accident site on Cordelia Road near Hale Ranch Road, where police said Yamot drove past warning signs on a closed portion of Cordelia Road.

“It doesn’t make sense why he would go to that site,” Nakasone said.

Yamot also would not have deliberately driven into the barriers to take his life, his sister said.

“He is not that type,” Nakasone said.

She recalled Yamot’s admiration for the late rapper and actor Tupac Shakur. Yamot liked Shakur’s toughness and indifference to other people’s opinion, Nakasone said.

Services for Yamot will take place in Fairfield but a specific time and place has not been set yet, she said.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • Fairfield residentJanuary 23, 2014 - 8:56 am

    I had the pleasure of meeting Paul this past Saturday, very cool guy. This is so sad!!

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  • Grace FennJanuary 23, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    Dear Mr. Ryan McCarthy: Thank you for the article here on Mr. Paul Yamot. Although we did not know him personally, we do know one of his older sisters. We were very shocked and grieved that your photograph of the accident included his picture after his demise. In today's society of "insensitivity" to shocking events, it was very disconcerting to see this display of "public news" that was very hurtful to the family members. I believe it shows great lack of respect in this unfortunate circumstance to an individual and their family. I hope that you have since apologized, to say the least. These kinds of visual presentations then cannot be retrieved from Cyberspace. Thank you.

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  • Typical County WorkerJanuary 23, 2014 - 8:52 pm

    It was news, seen in public. People who were nearby would see the same thing as captured in that picture. That camera took a picture of an event, it didn't create something not there or that was invisible. News is not always rosy and cheerful. US news is watered down compared to the rest of the world because Americans can't handle the truth. It was commendable that the Daily Republic took down the picture, but no apology is necessary. Then, to publish this story should make up for any ill feelings from the family. This article puts him in a favorable light which may not be 100 percent accurate. Fortunately, when someone passes away, the negative issues seem to disappear and only the positives are remembered.

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  • Peejay and Loudette RiveraJanuary 25, 2014 - 12:43 pm

    I respect your opinion about the article. But, I think anyone would be offended to see her or his love one in that situation. Yes, it is not invisible to the public who were there. But, in respect to family and friends, the newspaper should have got a permission from the family before publishng it in a public newspaper. I personally think that it was very disrespectful.

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  • HEROJanuary 24, 2014 - 2:07 pm

    My friend Paul . I just wanted to say goodbye for 1 last time. I miss those happy days that we hangout together in Suisun . You will be forever in my memory and in my heart.

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