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John J. Cahill

1928 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
John J. Cahill Obituary
Funeral Mass for John J. Cahill, M.D., 85, of Kirtland, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Divine Word Church, 8100 Eagle Road, Kirtland. Fr. Dave Woost will officiate the Mass.
Dr. Cahill passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Kemper House in Kirtland with his family at his side.
Born April 20, 1928, in Middletown, he had been a Lake County resident for the past 53 years, living in Willoughby before moving to Kirtland.
Dr. Cahill was a member of Divine Word Church in Kirtland, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society, a Eucharistic Minister and an usher. He was also a member of Acacia Country Club, where he served as president from 1981 to 1982 and on the Board of Directors from 1979 to 1982. He served on the First Federal Savings & Loan Association Board of Directors, was a board member of the Lake County Blue Coats, a member of the Western Lake County Community Fund, a member of the Willoughby Chamber of Commerce, where he served as president in 1970 and was honored with the Annual Distinguished Citizen's Award in 1981, a member of the Willoughby Knights of Columbus Third Degree Council 2886, Willoughby Rotary Club, where he served as president from 1976 to 1977 and was a past board member, and had also been a past board member of the United Way of Lake County. Dr. Cahill served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in New Port, R.I., and New London, Conn., during his internship and loved to golf.
Dr. Cahill graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and served his residency at The Cleveland Clinic. He was a charter member of the American College of Emergency Physicians (A.C.E.P.) and developed the training and certification for the first Emergency Medical System (EMS) in Lake County.
He was the beloved husband of 62 years to Mary Ann (nee Kinkopf) Cahill; loving father of Jay J. (Jan) Cahill, Terry (Jeffery) Mills, Timothy A. (Suzanne) Cahill, Thomas M. (Patty) Cahill and Michael F. (Laura) Cahill; cherished grandfather of 14; great-grandfather of six; brother of Martin Cahill, Mary Margaret Irons, Elizabeth LaBonte and Dr. David Cahill; and uncle of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John J. and Fedora (nee Morton) Cahill.
Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. Interment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Cahill's name may be made to the , 23215 Commerce Park, Suite 300, Cleveland, OH 44122.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Aug. 5, 2013
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