Joseph M. Cahill

Joseph M. Cahill, 77, of Harleysville, PA, a former long-time resident of Schwenksville, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday morning, January 14, 2021. He and his wife, Linda (Cicippio) Cahill, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on September 12th of last year.


Born in Norristown, PA, he was a son of the late Joseph and Doris (Oppelt) Cahill. He was a 1960 graduate of Bishop Kenrick High School and attended LaSalle University and Ursinus College. He was employed for 37 years with St. Gabriel’s Hall of Audubon, PA, retiring as Director of General Services.       


Mr. Cahill was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Schwenksville, PA, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic minister. He was Past Grand Knight at Perkiomen Valley Council Knights of Columbus and a member of Father Tomko Fourth Degree Assembly. He was a charter member of A.O.H. Notre Dame Division, a member of Toastmasters International, served 13 years with the Norristown and Montgomery County Umpires Associations, and was charter president of U.S. Steel Workers Union (Penco Products). Mr. Cahill served the community on the Archdiocesan Building Committee, and the Schwenksville Planning Commission and Zoning Board.  He was also a voracious reader of books.


An avid sports fan and long time athlete, Mr. Cahill played for Irontown Steelers semi-pro football team, and softball and basketball for St. Francis Church, St. Gabriel’s Hall, and Norristown Post Office. He enjoyed following The Big 5 and was a passionate fan of all professional Philadelphia sports teams.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Timothy Cahill and his wife, Nancy, of Pottstown, PA, Brian Cahill and his wife, Susan, of Pennsville, NJ, and Daniel Cahill and his wife, Debra, of Spring Hill, TN; two brothers, Robert Patrick Cahill of Green Lane, PA, and Michael F. Cahill of Harrington, DE; and ten grandchildren.


Family will receive friends for the viewing from 10-10:45am on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 40 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473, where the public funeral mass will begin at 11am. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Norristown, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the church at the address above. Arrangements are by the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack, PA. Online condolences may be made to the family at