Cahilly II


CHARLES W. "CHUCK" CAHILLY II was born in 1941. In 1965 and 1966 he served in Vietnam with Kilo Company, Third Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps. 

After returning from Vietnam Chuck Cahilly was appointed to the Camden Police Department in 1968. He worked for the Department in many capacities, including as a K-9 officer, for over 27 years, retiring in February of 1996 with the rank of Detective. Besides his time with the United States Marine Corps, he was a member of the New Jersey National Guard, and retired from federal service as well. He was also instrumental in reviving the Camden Police Department Honor Guard in the late 1960s.

A longtime resident of Haddon Township, New Jersey, Charles W. Cahilly II was married to Mary E. Mollenkopf. There were five children, Sherry, Mary, Charles W III, Jennifer, and Deborah Ann.  

Charles W. Cahilly II was a member of the Marine Corps League, Mt. Holly Masonic Lodge #14, Sons of Union Veterans, Fraternal Order of Police, NRA, and was a Civil & Revolutionary War re-enactor. .

Charles W. Cahilly II passed away on April 20, 2015.

About Chuck Cahilly

Chuck and I came on together in '68 and worked together on the old Tac/Force & K9 Unit. Good man, good cop....

W. Larry Worrell
DeBary FL. 

Kilo Company, Third Battalion
Seventh Marine Regiment

United States Marine Corps

Vietnam 1965-1966

Grenadier, Squad Leader
Charles "Chuck " Cahilly

photo taken on a sweep
along the
Song Tra Bong River

What was left of the 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon
Kneeling front: Cpl. Jack Carpenter, Sgt. Chuck Cahilly
Standing Rear: Cpl. Cady, Sgt. Unknown, Unknown, 
L/Cpl. George Bunting, Cpl. John Cornell, Cpl P. Morales

Camden Courier-Post * June 28, 1968


Kenneth Clark
Joseph R. Gfrorer
George D. Getty
John Dimaggio
Joseph J. Anderson
Philip A. Maycott
James McMaster
William D. Hillman
Joseph Arensberg
Robert E. Briggs
John S. Brzozowski
Edmund F. Gorczynski
Anthony F. Orme
William B. Young
William D. Ayers
Joseph Dowhy Sr.
James O. Jones
Joseph Chelhowski
James T. Robinson
Anthony D. Moffa
Robert E. Davenport
John F. Gaffney Jr.
Albert E. Collum Jr.

Robert D. Craig - Edwin Hoffman - Flem Hopkins Jr. - Joseph Fox - Charles W. Cahilly - Edward Bush
John F. Oppman - Gary E. Miller - Donald Tymusczuk - Joseph A. Broccoli - Richard W. Merta
Robert G. Gibson - Elwood L. Ridge - Joseph E. Benton - David Vautier Jr. - Frank R. Pedano

Daytona Beach News-Journal * April 9, 2015
Daytona Beach, Florida

Charles W. "Chuck" Cahilly, II

AGE: 73 . Haddon Twp.

April 20, 2015, of Haddon Township, NJ, age 73. His memory is carried on by his wife, Mary E. (nee Mollenkopf), his beloved children Sherry Thomas, Mary Bowman, Charles W. Cahilly III, Jennifer Menow (Troy), the late Deborah Ann Cahilly and dear brother of Carol Nordberg (Craig), Nancy, Jim and Wayne (Audrey) Cahilly. He is also survived by his dear grandchildren Jim, John, Brittany, Sean, Justin, Kyle, Kalie, Tim, and 9 great grandchildren. 

Chuck was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps. and a retired Veteran of the Army National Guard, having served our country for 32 years including Combat service in Vietnam. He was a decorated, 27 year, Veteran Police Officer and Detective with the Camden Police Department, He was a member of the Marine Corps League, Mt. Holly Masonic Lodge #14, Sons of Union Veterans, Fraternal Order of Police, NRA, and was a Civil & Revolutionary War reenactor. Chuck was an amateur Historian specifically American Military History, and enjoyed fishing and genealogy. The World is a better place for had having him in it. 

Relatives and friends are invited to meet Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 400 WHITE HORSE PIKE, OAKLYN, NJ. Chuck's Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the Camden Co. Veteran's Cemetery, at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ. Remembrance and condolences may be sent to the family at (