William Peter Cahill, of Cape Haze, Florida, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
He was born on Nov. 19, 1920 in Perrineville, New Jersey to Clara Scanlon Cahill and William Cornelius Cahill."Pete" served in the U.S. Navy during World War ll, earning a Purple Heart when his ship, the USS Quincy, was torpedoed and sank with few survivors. He was a member of the Elks, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Knights of Columbus and Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Grove City, Florida. In his day, he was an avid tennis player and a much loved amateur comedian. He was also an accomplished woodworker.Pete will be greatly missed by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Mary: his son, William Dennis; and daughters, Nancy (Christopher) Wood, Carol (Michael) McKenna, and Joan (Vincent) Spallone. Also his daughter-in-law, Catherine Wilder Cahill; his grandchildren, Billy, Bobby and Angela Cahill, Matthew Peters, Kyle Cahill; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert Cahill; his sister, Betty Barham; and his son, Robert Cahill.He was beloved by all who knew him.
A memorial Mass will be held in the future.
Arrangements entrusted to Your Traditions Cremation and Funeral Chapel, Sarasota.
Published by Sun Newspapers on Nov. 5, 2017.