OBITUARY

William Hartley Cahill

December 15, 1953March 8, 2009

William Hartley Cahill departed this life on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at the age of 55 at his residence in Spicewood, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Fronheiser Cahill and Audrey Hartley Cahill. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Hazel Sanchez Cahill; his children, William James Cahill, husband of Andrea Hanel Cahill, Joan Margaret Cahill, and Matthew McFaul Cahill; and his sister, Ann Cahill Casbon, wife of John Newton Casbon. Bill, as he was called by his family and friends, was born on December 15, 1953 in Marianna, Florida. He lived in New Orleans for twenty-five years before moving to Austin, where he and Hazel resided for the past seven years in the beautiful Hill Country. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and later earned an MBA in Finance from Loyola University New Orleans in 1981. He served as the Vice President for Information Technology at St. Edward's University in Austin from 2002 to the present. Bill was an avid sailor and a member of Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans and the Austin Yacht Club. He loved racing sailboats, cooking, and "ranching" on his property on Bee Creek. Bill gave tirelessly of his time and energy to numerous non-profit organizations, including the United Way and Knowbility, an organization devoted to ensuring barrier–free information technology to people with disabilities. Visitation will be held from 10 o'clock a.m. to noon on Friday, March 13, 2009 at the Chapel at the Remembrance Gardens at Riverbend, 4214 Capital of Texas Highway North in Austin. A Mass honoring Bill's life will be held at noon on Friday, March 13 at the Chapel, followed by interment at Remembrance Gardens. In lieu of flowers gifts may be made, in memory of William Cahill, to St. Edward's University, Advancement Office, 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704.

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Cliff Autin

October 19, 2009


I knew Bill for 25 years, back to his time with Peat Marwick. I later had the fortune to work for him at FCC. Bill was a very special person, with a unique sense of humor, clear vision and a big heart. I was younger than Bill and he become a mentor to me and taught me many lessons that I will never forget. He looked out for me and took a definite interest in me and my career. He expected a lot but he had that quality to inspire people to do their best and have fun in the process. He described challenging situations as opportunities instead of problems and was one of the most positive people I have ever known. We didn't spend as much time together as we should have once our careers started to diverge. I did have lunch with him in Austin after he moved there and that was a really enjoyable event. I could see that he was happy there. I didn't find out about his passing until recently. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. The world is a better place because of Bill Cahill.

Jerry Daul

April 6, 2009


Hazel, I was sadden to read of Bill's passing. My dad (Mike Daul, recently deceased) and I knew Bill from First National Bank of Jefferson Parish. Although we have not had contact for years, we have many fond memories of our association with Bill. He was always cheerful and outgoing. A pleasure to be around. I will pray for Bill. I am very sorry for your loss.

Linda & Bruce Grimes

April 6, 2009


We cherish our memories of times with Bill in New Orleans, particularly hunting and fishing. It was always a laughable tale! He will be missed. Our love and prayers are with you all.

Barry Mulroy

April 6, 2009


I worked with Bill for several years at First Commerce in New Orleans. He was a man of intelligence, integrity, and good humor. The world is a lesser place for his passing. I offer my condolences to his wife and family for their loss. Bill will be missed.

Joey Wilson

April 6, 2009


I am so sorry to learn of Bill's death. As another of Bill's First Commerce associates, I am thankful for having the privilege of working with him. May God grant all who love and will miss Bill comfort and strength in such a challenging time.

Michael Lunsford

April 6, 2009


I worked for Bill at First Commerce Corp in the '90s and had recently reconnected through linkedin. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Phil Sprick

April 6, 2009


Bill worked with me at First Commerce Corporation. He gave me some good advice as I took on a managerial role for the first time. I appreciated his guidance. I pray that his family finds comfort in their loss and that God has mercy on his soul.

Greg Meier

April 6, 2009


I first met Bill when he was an internal auditor at Middle South Utilities and I was an auditor for Delloitte Haskins and Sells. Bill and I struck up a casual freindship that lasted over the years. Bill was respected by all who had the priviledge of knowing him. The world of Bill Cahill is better for his life and deeply saddened by his passing. Sail on old friend..........

Bill Martello, Ph.D.

April 6, 2009


I greatly enjoyed working with Bill on several committees at St. Edward's. Bill's foremost goal was doing things right: through his service to various communities, with his development of technical and business plans, and most importantly in his dealings with others. We miss his warmth and insights deeply -- and we will for quite some time.

jan and jason griffin

April 6, 2009


We are so sorry for your loss. We are both thinking of you and we love you joanie. love jan and jason

FROM THE FAMILY