James Edward Cadigan

James Edward Cadigan

December 28, 1923 – July 22, 2013

Jim Cadigan of Bellevue passed away July 22, 2013 at the age of 89. Jim was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, to Allen Michael and Elizabeth Mae (Winslow) Cadigan, both of Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania. He spent most of his life in Washington State.

After completing his service duty as a Cadet Squadron Commander in the Army Air Corps, he attended the College of Puget Sound where he met his future wife, Mary. They married In Tacoma, Washington on November 26, 1946. He later enlisted in the Air Force Reserves serving as a navigator and retired as a Major in 1983. After more than three decades in federal civic service, he retired from the General Services Administration in 1978, as the Finance Director of GSA’s Northwest Region.

In retirement, he took up sailing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking, all with his wife Mary. He joined the Issaquah Alps Trail Club, serving for a time as treasurer. For over two decades he devoted time to blazing and maintaining trails, and leading hikes, taking in the natural beauty of his surroundings and its wildlife. Jim considered a climb on Mt. Rainier with a small group in his early 60’s, among his most memorable achievements.

He was predeceased by his wife and companion of 62 years, Mary Elizabeth (Wight), and his brother Robert A. Cadigan of Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his four children Kathy Batie (Tom) of Portland Oregon, Jim Cadigan (Jocelyne) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Helen Cadigan of Bellevue, and Douglas Cadigan of Los Angeles. He is also survived by grandchildren Kim, Carrie, Summer, James, Jonathan, and Elizabeth; great grandchildren Jack, Gracie, and Chloe; and several nephews and nieces.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, Saturday, August 10, at 10:00 a.m. A reception will follow. Private Interment. Donations may be made to Issaquah Alps Trail Club.

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