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James Ryan McAuley

April 2, 1985 ~ October 20, 2022 (age 37) 37 Years Old


James Ryan McAuley unexpectedly passed away on Oct 20th in New York City, New York. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio on April 2nd, 1985. He was a 2003 graduate of Sandusky High School. James furthered his studies at the University of Toledo and received his  Bachelor's Degree in Education from Queens College in NY. There, he was honored to be selected to begin teaching in the Teach America Program. James continued his education graduating from Long Island University with a Master of Science in Education in 2017. James brought his love of learning to teaching as an intervention specialist and history teacher at the Brooklyn School of Arts in Brooklyn, New York. He truly enjoyed working with the youth of the New York City area and became a leader of clubs and also dedicated himself to teaching summer school.

James was known as Jimmy to his friends, but to his loving family, he was called, “ Bubba”. That name was given to him, the first grandchild, from his pop, Gene Ryan. He loved his family and had a special relationship with his mom, Cindy. One would say they were, “Two Peas in a Pod”! Uncle James had a soft spot in his heart for his nephews, who he absolutely adored!  He will be remembered  for his kind heart, witty personality, love of learning things from History to Philosophy, and of course as an avid New York Yankees fan!  

James is survived by his father, James H. McAuley Sr; his brother, Patrick (Natascha) M McAuley Sr; his nephews, Michael C. Lochotzki III, Patrick M McAuley Jr, Ryan M McAuley, Collin J McAuley, Evan G McAuley; aunts, Patricia A Ryan (Joel Woodruff), Mary G (Jeff) McAuley Nella, Patricia A (Bruce) McAuley Neier; great-aunt, Sharon Ryan Stidham, cousins, Jesselyn (Zachary & Eleanor) Ryan Taylor, Madison Ryan VanBarg (Lucille & Brandon Reppucci), Kelli (Bryan) Stidham Jelinger, Steven Neier, Nicholas (Kara) Neier, Robert Neier, Caitlin Neier, Anne (Tony) Cataldo-Nella Pagliuca, Christina (Michael) Cataldo-Nella Beauchamp.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cynthia M (Ryan) McAuley; his maternal grandparents, Gene W and Geraldine (M Patton) Ryan; his paternal grandparents James E and Margaret (Hammond) McAuley; uncles Peter T McAuley and Great-uncle Berry Stidham. 

There will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, Nov 2nd from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at HD Tony’s, Water St, Sandusky. Family and friends are invited to come and share fond memories and stories.  If you would like to wear NY Yankees gear we are sure he would have loved that. 

Flower arrangements and condolences can be sent to family, 910 Glenview Drive, Huron, Ohio 44839.  Online condolences may be sent to  Local arrangements entrusted to David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services, Sandusky.

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Celebration of Life
November 2, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
HD Tony"s (Sandusky)
115 W. Water Street
Sandusky, OH 44870


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