“Auburn Gentlemen”
Artist: James Geddes

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Pillars of Our Community

Ray Shull invited a large group of gentlemen to his home every year around Christmas.
These were men who shared Ray’s integrity and willingness to help others.
The gentlemen, from left to right are Dr.Tom Rossitto, Leo Ryan, Al Bates
and Ray Shull. They would work into the night at Ray’s workshop in the basement.
Many projects were completed in the basement and it was used over and over again to
benefit the community. The project shown here is bagging candy for the annual Christmas party.
Ray was always there to lend a hand and help wherever needed. This group of gentlemen were all
cornerstones of the community. Ray was an exceptional individual and would literally give you the
shirt off his back if it would be of help!

Doctor Tom was my doctor and Nancy’s as well. I will never forget his wonderful smile and
genuine concern for all his patients. He would bustle into the room and get the story
from “mother” and treatment was given. He helped me make it through the 1968 Kendall Arnett after a
bad sprain two days before opening games. Leo Ryan was one of the best teachers in the
Auburn School District. He started teaching Auburn students in 1947. He taught 8th grade history at
E.V. Cain and became legendary with the students and the staff. On Friday nights you could find
Leo “working the box” at Placer High School football games. Leo had a bit of a limp due to his plane
crashing in 1944 during the war. Leo was a recipient of the Purple Heart and was
proud to serve his country.

Al Bates was a realtor and notary for Placer County. Al had an office in the State Theater
building for years. He helped people of the community find affordable homes
and helped them with property legalities. Al was always willing to help when Ray
had a community project!