Gilbert Warren Cahan
Gilbert Warren Cahan
July 12, 1929 - April 5, 2018

Gilbert W. Cahan

Gilbert Warren Cahan, 88, of East Palatka passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Community Hospice Bailey Center in St. Augustine following a brief illness.

Gilbert was born in Milks Grove Township in Illinois and had lived in East Palatka for 31 years, coming from Bourbonnais, IL. He worked as a truck driver and served honorably in the United States Merchant Marines. He was a member of the Teamsters Union for over 30 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist menís group. He also served as a trustee, making necessary repairs around the church. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, his citrus trees and sharing his harvest with friends and family. He also enjoyed woodworking, cabinet making, landscaping in his yard, taking care of his chickens and sharing the eggs, and he loved to tease. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and waited his whole life for the Cubs to finally win the World Series in 2016. He was a loving, caring, and generous husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Cahan; his parents, Warren and Alice Cahan; a brother, Donald Cahan; a sister, Beverly Goff; and an infant son, Lee Daniel Cahan.

Surviving are two sons, David Warren Cahan and wife, Gail of East Palatka and Gene Van Cahan of Crete, IL; two daughters, Alice Anne Beutien and husband, Terry of East Palatka and Ruth Denise Dixon and husband, Paul of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Eunice Williams and husband, Louis of Bourbonnais, IL and Karen DuTour and husband, Herb of East Palatka; four grandchildren, Larry Gene Cahan, Jeffrey Warren Cahan and wife, Felicia, Molly Paige Dixon, and Sophia Grace Dixon; and one great grandchild, Stran Kellan Cahan.

A Memorial Service will be 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 at Trinity United Methodist Church with Pastor John Bennett officiating. There will also be a graveside service on Friday, April 20th at Limestone Cemetery in Limestone, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1400 Husson Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on his online guestbook at

Illinois arrangements are under the direction of Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee, IL. Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of local arrangements.

Service Details Guestbook

Quick Links
Search Obituaries


Let Us Help You ... Masters Funeral Home, P.A.
3015 Crill Avenue
Palatka, Florida 32177
(386) 325-4564
Highway 20
Interlachen, Florida 32148
(386) 684-4177
Toll Free: 1-888-889-2946