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Daniel Joseph Cashin (TUCKER, Ga.)

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TUCKER, Ga. - Daniel Joseph Cashin, 74, of Tucker, GA, died on March 21, 2008. He was born on October 25, 1933 in Augusta, GA the son of the late Edward Joseph Cashin and Margaret O'Leary Cashin. Survivors include his wife, Julie Grant Cashin and their four children and nine grandchildren. These include, Jeb and Kathy Cashin of Snellville, Georgia, and their four children Nicole, Danny, Kelly, and Mary Claire; Carol and Bob Ettensohn of Lakeland, FL, and their three children, Eric, David, and Andrew; Ted Cashin of Avondale Estates, GA; and Grant and Jami Cashin of Athens, GA, and their two children Fiona and Michael. Preceding him in death is his elder brother Edward. Surviving are his brothers and sisters Margie Fogarty of Savannah, GA, and Kay Nohe, Bob Cashin, and Eleanor Johann, all of Augusta, Georgia. He was a devout Catholic and for the past 21 years a member of the Holy Cross Parish in Tucker where he served as a Stephen Minister, a Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound, an Adoration Guardian and a leader in RCIA. He was also a member of the Finance Council. Previously he was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary. Dan graduated from the University of Georgia in 1955. He gave his college ring to his granddaughter, Nicole, when she graduated from UGA 50 years later in 2005. This famous ring was lost for over 25 years until mysteriously found on a lake beach in Oklahoma. From 1955 to 1957, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Lt. JG on the aircraft carrier USS Bennington. He began his professional career as a CPA with Ernst & Ernst, eventually becoming the Chief Financial Officer of Vintage Enterprises. He semi-retired starting his own accounting consultancy after earning his Executive MBA from Georgia State in 1990. He served Father Ho Lung and the Missionaries of the Poor including working directly with the poor in the slums of Jamaica. He also volunteered with Good Shepherd Services and the Crisis Pregnancy Center. He fully retired in 1999, devoting more time to his volunteer efforts, family, church, and golf game. He died suddenly on a beautiful Good Friday shortly after a round of golf, beating his sons Grant and Jeb. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Msgr. Paul Fogarty and Father Patrick Kingery at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Chamblee-Tucker Road, Monday, March 24, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to St. Martin de Porres Food Ministry at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Please join us in celebrating Dan's life by visiting www.mem.com . Lowndes & McLane Funeral Home, 770.491.3021.

The Augusta Chronicle-March 30, 2008


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