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James Robert McCauley


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James Robert McCauley Obituary
January 30, 1945 - April 23, 2017 Jim was born in Corpus Christi, TX, to James and June McCauley, the first of 11 children. He grew up in Burbank, CA, and graduated from Burbank High (1963), then from UCLA where he was introduced to the Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (The Paulists), the Catholic order he belonged to all his adult life. Ordained May 4, 1974, he served in campus ministries and parishes in Morgantown, WV, Boston, MA, Santa Barbara, CA, Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR, Toronto, Canada, and UCLA, as well as serving as Director of Novices at the Paulist Novitiate in Oak Ridge, NJ. In addition to his many Paulist brothers, Fr. Jim (always affectionately known as "JimBob" in his family), is survived by his father, James; sisters Nickalee (Joe) Jung, Molly (Tim) Langley, Colleen (Rick) Britz, Melinda (Lee) Gwyn, Amy (Mike) Elle; brother, Peter (Vanessa) McCauley; sisters-in-law Pat and Joan McCauley and his many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by our beloved mother, June, brothers Tim, Tyler and Paul, as well as infant sister, Cara Lisa. He will be remembered for his devotion to his faith, his priesthood, the Paulists, and his family, his curiosity and enthusiasm for science and gadgets, as well as his courage and grace dealing with the many health challenges he faced throughout his life. Timothy: I have competed well. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith... Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Julie Billiart Church, 2475 Borchard Rd., Newbury Park, CA, followed by burial at Carpinteria Public Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Paulist Fathers, PO Box 20606, New York, NY 10023. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Family Funeral Chapels, Thousand Oaks (805)230-2800.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 27 to Apr. 30, 2017
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