Auburn - James L. Cuff, 86, of Auburn, passed away on September 13, 2019 at Auburn Rehab & Nursing Center. James was born on July 20, 1933 the son of the late Harold and Eva Treat Cuff Sr. He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. James was retired from the Port Byron School District. James greatest joy was watching his children and grandchildren playing sports. James loved all sports, basketball, baseball, footballand dirt racing. He had a love of travel to the Adirondacks and Atlantic City. James is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joan Scanlon Cuff, sons, Ed (Lynn) Cuff of Throop and Robert (Debbi) Cuff of Camillus; grandchildren, Stephen,Jamie and Scott Cuff; sisters, Linda Rider and Nancy Dunlap; many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, James was predeceased by his brothers, Harold, Lester and Stanley Cuff and his sister, Betty Green. Family and friends may call on the family from 4pm - 6pm on Monday (Sept. 16, 2019) at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Josephs Cemetery with military rites. Memorial contributions may be made to Throop Fire department, 7159 Beech Tree Rd., Auburn, NY 13021.