Cassius "Cash" R. MacDiarmidAugust 20, 1930 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 87)
Cassius Rogers MacDiarmid, 87, of Hinsdale passed away peacefully at home on December 29. Born in Chicago to Dr. Leslie F. and Ann E. MacDiarmid, he was a resident of Hinsdale for more than 50 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Sheila (nee Hartney), three daughters, Ann MacDiarmid (James Farah) and Nellie (Eddie) McCarthy of Hinsdale and Mary MacDiarmid (Tom Anderson) of Chicago and five beloved granddaughters, Mary Frances, Belle and Colleen McCarthy and Elizabeth and Olivia Farah as well as many nieces and nephews. Cash loved building homes (”I never worked a day in my life”) during his 50+ year career. He and Sheila started the 4th of July Food Pantry Float for Hinsdale Community Service and he loved volunteering at Hinsdale Hospital. He also was active in Hinsdale Center for the Arts, Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce and The Community House. As the longest running attendee at cardiac rehab, he also created the Thursday Evening Board Meeting. The consummate entertainer, Cash loved hosting parties and playing the piano. He always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye and a kind word for anyone and everyone. Also faithful friend and avid dog lover but his real passion was his family. His proudest accomplishment was his three daughters. A memorial mass on Friday, January 5th, 2:30pm at St. John of the Cross, 5005 South Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558 will be followed by an open house from 4-8pm at LaGrange Country Club, 620 S Brainard Ave, La Grange, IL 60525. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to HCS Family Services, 19 East Chicago Ave, Hinsdale, Illinois 60521.