James “Jim” Cahill
James C. “Jim” Cahill, age 85, of Quincy, died on Monday, January 8, 2018, at 8:35 am in Blessing Hospital.
Jim was born December 17, 1932 in Osceola, Ontario, Canada the son of Joseph B. and Marie Vivian Morris Cahill. He grew up in Rockwood, Michigan, south of Detroit. Jim attended high school and college in the St. Louis area, then colleges and universities across the country, earning several bachelor and masters degrees.
For many years, Jim taught music, psychology and sociology at the high school and college levels. Jim came to Quincy in 1972 to work as a family counselor at Family Service Agency, which is now Cornerstone. He thoroughly enjoyed working with people of all ages.
Jim was active in many outdoor sports including biking, softball, running, skiing, and walking. Indoors, he enjoyed visits with friends and card games. Jim was an avid reader of mysteries, history and government books. Later in life, Jim spent many years volunteering as a mentor and tutor for readers young and old.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Gerald “Gerry” Cahill, Arnold “Arnie” Cahill and Allen “Al” Cahill.
Mass: 11:00 a.m, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Church of St. Peter in Quincy.
Services: an “Irish Wake” to celebrate Jim’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Mark Twain Brewery (422 N. Main St. Hannibal, MO 63401)
Memorials: Salvation Army Hometown Endowment
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.