William "Pop" Cahill, Lakeville, died Monday evening at Regional Hospital of Scranton after being stricken ill. His wife, the former Mary Johnson, died in 1999.
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Born in Philadelphia, son of the late Martin and Mary Hoey Cahill, he was a truck driver for A&P. He lived in Kearny, N.J., until 1982, then moved to Madisonville, where he lived until 2011 when he moved in with his daughter and her husband in Lakeville. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow and St. Thomas More Church, Lake Ariel. He was a veteran of the Army serving during the Korean Conflict from 1959 to 1961.
He was an avid New York Giants fan. He enjoyed playing pool and telling jokes.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Black and her husband, Scott of Lakeville; a brother, Dan Cahill of New Jersey; a sister, Anne Gallagher of Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Cahill; brothers, Martin, Thomas and Jack; and sisters, Patricia Parkinson and Elizabeth Jones.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, N.J.
Friends may call today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. For directions or to send the family an online condolence, visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.
James H Wilson Funeral Home Inc
143 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436
Published in Scranton Times on June 11, 2014