J. Richard 'Dick' Cahill ScotiaDick Cahill, age 69, died at home on January 13th in the loving care of his family and close friends. Cause of death was cancer. Dick was born and raised in Somerville, NJ, the son of the lateJoseph A. and Ernestine V. Jassa Cahill. Mr. Cahill earned his BA in political science at LaSalle University, Philadelphia. Next he earned his master's in education at Xavier University in Cincinnati where he met his future wife. Mr. Cahill worked for 34 years as a systems analyst for the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, retiring in 2001. In his retirement he enjoyed traveling, constructing sculptures from found objects, working on his model trains, winding his many clocks, and tending his perennial garden. He was a lover of music, books and art. Recently, he enjoyed volunteering at the Friends of the Library's Whitney Book Store. Dick was happiest when he was playing with his grandchildren. He was a communicant at Christ the King Church. His greatest love and care was for his family who will miss him dearly. Dick is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary Moebius Cahill; his children, Rachel Cahill, John (Michelle Matejka) Cahill, and Charles Cahill; his grandchildren, Liam and Sloane Cahill; brother, W. Ronald (Betty Ann Poll) Cahill; sister, Marilyn Van Steelant; and nephews, Kevin (Jennifer) Cahill and Brian Cahill also survive him. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at their home at 29 Washington Road, Scotia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumter Ave., Albany. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dick's name to Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Rd., Esperance, NY 12066; or Friends of SCPL, 99Clinton St., Schenectady, NY 12305. The family thanks their Hospice Team for the care provided Dick and his family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.sbfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Jan. 16, 2013