James R. Auman 1945-2019

AUSTINTOWN — James R. Auman, 74, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at the Cleveland Clinic.

Jim was born March 29, 1945, in Youngstown, a son of Eugene Frank and Rita Marie Martin Auman.

He worked at the former Reynolds & Bookout of Youngstown from 1963 until leaving as manager in 1981. He later worked for 10 years as a manufacturer’s representative at Kayes Company in Columbus before starting his own business at Parts Room Supply in 1997.

Jim enjoyed Ohio State Football, the Cleveland Browns and Notre Dame.

He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Austintown.

He will be sadly missed and remembered by his family; his wife, the former Deborah McCarthy, whom he married Nov. 4, 1988; his children, J.G. (Tamara) Auman of Nashville, Tenn., and Courtney Auman and Christopher Auman, both of Cleveland; two grandchildren, Brittany (Greg) Blocker and Nicola Auman; and one great-granddaughter, Hazel.

He also leaves his sisters, Nancy Jean (Ken) Martin of Mayock, N.C., Sandy (Bob) Kerr of New Middletown, and Christina (Kevin Forshee) Holmes-Forshee of Eldersburg, Md.

Jim also leaves a special friend of 60 years, Lary Ladigo.

His parents preceded him in death.

There will be calling hours 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019, at Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Special thanks to Nicole Phelps for her dedication and love of Jim, without her the business would not have survived.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jim’s memory to Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1300 Cleveland, Ohio 44115.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at www.stewart-kyle.com to share memories and condolences.

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