William Hartley Cahill

December 15, 1953March 8, 2009
Obituary of William Hartley Cahill
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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