York, ME - George Vincent Cashen Jr., of York, died peacefully at the Veterans Home in Scarborough, Maine December 28, 2017 after a period of failing health.
Born in Worcester, Ma on December 22, 1944, George attended Northeastern University, was a proud member of the Pershing Rifle Brigade of ROTC, received a BA in History and graduated as a 2ND LT.
After two tours in Vietnam 1967 - 1970 as an Army Ranger, Captain Cashen was awarded multiple honors including a Bronze Star, an Army Commendation Medal and a Combat Infantry Badge.
George is survived by his wife Karen (MacKay), formerly of Lynnfield, Ma, her son Ryan J. MacKay, his wife Pamela, and their son Shane of North Reading, Ma as well as his African Grey parrot, Juliette.
Before retiring to York in 2012, George, now a licensed sea captain, and his wife, ran a charter sailing business out of Salem, Ma and the BVI aboard their 40-foot ketch “Alexandra Rose.” Prior to that he was a manager in the publishing industry out of Boston for over 20 years.
An avid reader, lover of music and animals, George was a devoted member of the choir and a congregant at St. George’s Episcopal Church in York Harbor, Me where a memorial service will be held on Wednesday January 24, 2018 @11am.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in George’s name to B-Unit at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough: https://mainevets.org/locations-2/scarborough/