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William M Cash

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William M Cash


William M Cash, 62, of Wildwing Park, Catskill came to the end of a rich full life on September 2, 2021.

He was born on September 25th, 1958, to Raymond and Loretta Cash of Plattsburgh, New York, and spent an adventurous childhood fishing, hunting, and sailing on Lake Champlain. He discovered a passion for music early on and attended the Crane School of Music where he received his Master of Music in Music Education.

His love of music introduced him to the love of his life when Ms. Dianne Presti found her way to the instrumental music teacher’s office to make a noise complaint after a particularly raucous band rehearsal. Less than one year later they were married. Over thirty-four years of marriage, they built a beautiful partnership centered on late-night talks around the kitchen table and their daily walks together.

Of his many adventures, he found the most fulfillment in the fatherhood of his two daughters, Samantha, and Caitlynne Cash. He was the driver of many cross-country road trips and the planner of many outdoor adventures.

The highlight of his thirty-three-year teaching career was mentoring students, some of whom were inspired to pursue music professionally, all of whom were affected by his infectious work ethic and dedication to the craft of music.

He retired in 2014 and fulfilled his dream of fishing tailwaters around the country with his best friend Martin Lowney.

He is survived by his wife Dianne Presti, daughters Samantha and Caitlynne Cash, sister, Kathy Branch, and nephews Max and TJ Murray.

Calling hours will be held this Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. Face coverings are strongly suggested. A prayer service will be conducted at 5:30 by Sister Mary Mazza. Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trout Unlimited, PO Box 7400, Wolly Bugger, WV, 25438. Messages of condolence may be made to

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