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RICHARD A. “Mac” McAULEY, age 84, of Elburn, formerly of St. Charles, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at his home as the result of complications from Alzheimerâ€™s Disease and pneumonia.
He was born on October 11, 1930, in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Kane) McAuley.
Mac was employed with Commonwealth Edison Company for 42 years before retiring in 1989.
Richard proudly served his country during the Korean War as a member of the U.S. Army. After his honorable discharge from the service, he married the love of his life, Joan B. Luders, on May 21, 1955 at St. Eulalia Parish in Maywood, IL.
They were recently able to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.
Richard loved to travel and did so extensively throughout the United States and Canada. He enjoyed pheasant and deer hunting with his brothers and sons. In recent months, Mac could be found on his Cub Cadet, riding the mower till the sun went down. Mac raised his four children to each have a wonderful sense of humor, which had always filled family gatherings with lots of laughter. His joy was seeing each of them live their lives on their own terms and to not worry about what other people think. “Thatâ€™s why God gave us two ears; let it in one ear and out the other.” Good advice unless he was doing the talking!
He leaves behind his wife Joan; two daughters and two sons: Debbie (Geoff) Poole, Cindy (Mike) Miller, Shawn McAuley and Kevin (Jody Harness) McAuley; three granddaughters: Becky (Nick) Chin and their children Sophia and Grace; Kari (Danny) Kosel and Kate (TJ) Colborn and their son Blake; five grandsons: Kyle (Nikki Colburn) Miller, Steve Miller and his daughter Ava, Shane McAuley, Connor McAuley and Grant McAuley; two brothers: Lawrence McAuley and Robert (JoAnne) McAuley; a special cousin, Steve (Maria) McAuley; sister-in-law Phyllis (Joe) Kramer; many nieces, nephews and a community of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Mary McAuley, a sister and brother-in-law, Mary (John) Lorang.
According to the familyâ€™s wishes, a private family service has already been held. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Richardâ€™s name to Alzheimerâ€™s Association, mailed in care of 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Tributes may also be forwarded to www.conleycare.com or on the Conley Funeral Home Facebook page.