Joseph G. "Joe" Cahall - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joseph G. “Joe” Cahall

December 21, 1945 - November 1, 2021

It is with broken hearts that the family of Joseph G. “Joe” Cahall are sharing that his journey in this life came to an end on Monday, November 1st, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on December 21, 1945, he was a son of the late Joseph and Pauline (Davis) Cahall. Joe proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, where he was a recipient of a Purple Heart. He had numerous professional and athletic accomplishments throughout his lifetime. These accomplishments did not define him, he knew what was significant, his value was what he could provide to his family.

In later years Joe became an avid reader. He loved reading and sharing the works of Conan Doyle. He appreciated and shared the written word of this author that he admired. He also read the complete works of Joseph Campbell. I find myself thinking about the significance of the “Hero’s Journey” and my husband. Joe had a hero’s journey and I believe it began in the jungles of Vietnam. He served as a field medic. His journey at times was rough but he ran the race, and I believe he won the race with his last breath. He had an amazing perspective of the world and life

The greatest gift he left his family was teaching and living out the need to love a little harder, love unconditionally, give grace to others and be kind. We are blessed to have been left with these gifts to nourish and share with others. His life is not over. It will continue through each person he touched in a valuable way

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Pauline. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sandra L. (Wentlandt) Cahall; children, Courtney, Joe (Laura), and Abigail (Ryan); 6 grandchildren, Deon, Anthony, Paige, Taylor, Sebastien, and Winnie; and great granddaughter Gwen.

The saying is with great love comes great suffering; we can attest to that at this time. With this life event words are so difficult to come by, there is so much to this man, husband, father, pop pop.  There are not enough words to describe his generosity, support and the unconditional love he provided to each of us.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12:30 pm. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. A committal service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joseph’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

One day more, one more event, one more holiday was not meant to be. He traveled his road; he ran the race as a warrior. His life will continue through the better parts of us. I know my dear sweet husband is at peace 


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14 Condolences for Joseph G. “Joe” Cahall

  • There are no words, I am sending big hugs, many prayers and much love to you and your family.

  • Our love is for all of the Cahall’s Family durning this time. May the family fine peace and hope through our Lord Jesus Christ. Kurt & Alice Powell

  • I am so sorry
    May his memory be a blessing and bring you comfort and peace
    Michele Rotholz

  • My heart aches for your loss. It was a pleasure to care for him. He was a warrior- not just brave but faced his battles with grace.

  • Very sorry for your loss, praying for your family. Rest In Peace. 🙏🏼

  • Dear Sandy and family so very sorry for your loss sending prayers and blessings may God help you in this time of need and sorrow may you know he will live in your hearts forever ,it was a honor to know him God Bless all of you ! Ginny Gesner

  • My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. It is evident how very special Joe was to everyone he touched, and I know the memories you each hold will be cherished forever.

  • What a beautiful tribute to your husband. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. I’m sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I hope your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time.
    Kim Greco

  • Joe was a great man and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.

  • Sande, Sorry for Joe’s passing. Praying you find comfort in the special love you shared. All’s well in the mighty name of Jesus. AMEN

  • Sandy You and your family remain in my prayers. This is a beautiful tribute !! I am truly sorry for your loss

  • Dear Sandy, Joey, Courtney, and Abbey

    My sincerest condolences upon learning of Joe’s passing. May he and you all find peace at this sad and difficult moment.

    Kind regards,


  • A good good man, loving, joyful, and caring, he did his duty in this life as so many today seem to care less. His reward should be great and he will be missed until we meet again.

  • Sande and Family,
    May God grant you some measure of peace during this time of mourning…