Joseph Cahill peacefully passed away on June 14th, after recently being diagnosed with Leukemia. He was 75 years old and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and devoted golfer.
A first-generation American, Joe was born on August 15, 1947, in Philadelphia, PA to James Joseph Cahill of County Clare, Ireland and Ellen (Nellie) Gallagher Cahill of County Mayo, Ireland, who established themselves in the United States in the late 1920s. He was the youngest of three boys, including James Joseph Cahill and was predeceased by Edward Thomas Cahill.
Joe was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam. After serving, he received his degree at Temple University. He went on to establish his own successful Public Accounting practice in Paoli, PA.
In 1973, Joe married his wife of 38 years, Diane Christensen Cahill. They resided in Berwyn, PA and raised their son, Kevin Christensen Cahill, and daughter Lauren Noel Cahill. Joe was an avid golfer and a former Governor and Treasurer of Waynesborough Country Club, serving on the Finance & Budget Committee for ten years. In later years, he enjoyed the warm weather and perpetually improving his golf game in Jupiter, Florida, where friends and family would gather.
Joe was considered by family and friends to be optimistic, playful, and well-loved. He enjoyed playing tennis, golf, and spending time with his family. He will always be remembered as a kind and warm man who never lost sight of his humble beginnings and was therefore always generous to all those who knew him.
He will be dearly missed and remembered always by those who loved him, including his two children, daughter-in-law (Elizabeth Rorer Cahill), two granddaughters (Eliza and Olivia), devoted brother (James Cahill), significant other (Barbara Lyons), and the Cahill and Christensen families.
Friends and family are invited to gather to remember Joe at a viewing on Monday, June 19th from 6pm-8pm at The Donohue Funeral Home in Newtown Square and on Tuesday, June 20th , at 10am at St. Norbert’s Church, 6 Greenlawn Road, Paoli, PA followed by a Memorial Mass at 11am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Fund for the Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania https://www.pennmedicine.org/cancer/giving