Paul C. Cahill

  • Wednesday June 1, 2016
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Paul C. Cahill

April 28, 1941 �" May 16, 2016

Paul C. Cahill passed away peacefully at home on the afternoon of May 16, 2016 at the age of 75. Paul's health had been failing for several months due to cancer.

Paul was born in Dearborn, Michigan; grew up in Eureka, California; and resided in San Francisco for the last 34 years. He graduated from St. Mary's College in Moraga, and Boalt Hall Law School at UC Berkeley. Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Korea.

As a young attorney, Paul practiced law in Oakland, California. He later served in several state and federal agencies including the Public Utilities Commission, the state attorney general's office, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Energy in Washington.

Paul loved traveling, sailing, and square dancing (he was a founder of the Diablo Dancers LGBT club). He and his life partner of 44 years, Ed Conley, traveled often to Greece. Paul was an avid student of ancient history.

Paul was active in many LGBT causes and events including the March on Washington and marriage equality.

In addition to his partner, Paul is survived by his beloved sisters Sally and Cathy; his brother, Dennis; his in-laws Ron, Peter, and Pamela; and many nieces and nephews.