San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)

John H. Cahill


John H. Cahill passed away on April 4, 2021 in St. Augustine, FL. less than a year after his beloved wife, Ruth Benziger Cahill. John was born to Frank & “Tommy” Cahill and grew up in East Aurora, NY with his brothers Doran “Montana”(decd. 2020), Jim “Slater”. He attended Bishop Timon High School ‘64, was drafted into the US Army, and graduated from The University of Vermont ‘74.

He spent his life working outside doing landscape constructi­on & design The common thread among his projects being usually difficult which others often avoided. John “got it done.” His intelligen­ce and mischievou­s streak were the best combinatio­n for great times and pranks. He made many life-long friends through his love of live music. He will be sorely missed by all who were ever regaled by his tale told as only Johnny could tell a story.

John is survived by his children, Chloe Cahill Durant, David Stier and Sarah Stier, Jonathan Burke, 6 grandchild­ren, his brother Slater and his many, many friends.

John’s ashes will be spread over Lake Champlain, along with his wife’s, on July 5th. A Celebratio­n of Life reception will follow at Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes, VT from 3-5:30pm.

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