The Obit For John Cashman

John Joseph Cashman Jr.

Published in the Sun-Sentinel from 1/21/2008 - 1/22/2008.

Cashman, John Joseph, Jr., passed away on January 19, 2008 from cancer just short of his 64th birthday.

Born in Philadelphia, PA to the late John and Mildred Cashman and predeceased by his sister, Rosemary. He was a product of St. Joseph's Prep and St. Joseph's College.

From 1964-1966, he was a pitcher for the Washington Senators before a shoulder injury ended his career.

He entered the corporate world with the 3M Company in sales and progressed into management. Later, he made his career in the home- builder's market, first as Vice President with Leigh Products and culminating as President and CEO of Ridgeline Corporation.

Most recently, he was the Bar and Restaurant Manager at Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club.

In the 1980s, John was an avid coach and instructor of football and baseball within the Plantation Athletic League. In the 1990s, he served 6 years as President of the Junior Golf Association of Broward County and also enjoyed assisting high school golfers acquire college scholarships.

John is survived by his wife, Carolyn of 41 years and together they had 3 children and 3 grand- children, son, Christopher, wife Christine, grandchildren, Chelsea and Conner; son, John, III, wife Natalie and grandchild, Meagan; daughter, Colleen and husband David McSween.

John will forever be remembered for his passion of sports, having a servant's heart and a big personality that will be missed by many.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00 AM at St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

A reception will follow at Plantation Preserve Golf Course at 12:45 PM. Family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home, www.tmralph.com, 954-587-6888.