Rev. John Walter Cahill

Drift, Kentucky

1947 - 2017 (Age 70)


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REV. CAHILLRev. John Walter Cahill, 70, entered eternal life on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Selected Medical Hospital in Ft. Thomas, KY. Son of the late Clarence John and Sophia Vilkoski Cahill, Fr. Cahill was a native of Drift, KY. He traveled extensively. His many year service to the...

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My brother and I went to our Lady of the Mountains with The Cahill family . I was friends with Rita Lee and was invited to spend weekends in the Cahill home frequently. They were a lovely family . For many years I considered Rita Lee my best friend . and my brother was a friend of the boys , Johnny was 7 years younger and quiet . I saw him once since then when I went to the Cathedral for St Elizabeth nursing school reunion. I am very sorry for the family's loss. My condolences

I was blessed to have known Father John Cahill for a few years. He was a wonderful man whom I have great admiration for. Sorry I live on the other side of the river and didn't hear of his passing until now.

I have not seen Fr. John in years. I was fortunate to know him during his years at Thomas More College. My wife and I were fortunate that Fr. John officiated our wedding in 1990. Sorry to hear about his passing.

I was Fr. John Cahill's pastor in Floyd County, KY while he was in the seminary at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He was a member of St. Juliana Church in the town of Martin. John was smart, compassionate, hard-working, kind, committed, patient....really a man for "the other" which led him to the priesthood and to advocacy for the poor and for immigrants. The fruits of his good works are many. He brought a sense of humility in the quiet, but effective...

Rev. John Cahill was a Thomas More "Rebel it was an honor and a pleasure to know one of the many true " Thomas More Rebels."
I first met Rev, Cahill in 1976 as a freshman at Thomas More College. He taught Philosophy and was the Chaplain of the College. Rev. Cahill was a great comfort to many students that were great successes and those who may have been struggling. He was compassionate when others were not, and he was outspoken for those who were in need of a voice, a...

John Cahill & Mike Tonley 1988