Alexander T. Cahoy

Our beloved Alexander T. Cahoy passed away from natural causes June 5, 2022. He was thru-hiking the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and was in the mountains of Colorado. He was 32.

Alex lived in Minneapolis and grew up in Plymouth, MN where as a child he loved the many parks and open spaces. He turned that into a passion for the outdoors.  Alex was an accomplished hiker and camper, completing the Pacific Crest Trail, Superior Hiking Trail, Ozark Trail, and was currently hiking the CDT.  He was also an avid nordic skier, bicyclist, runner, and canoeist.  He loved the community these sports offered and will always be known for supporting and helping others.

Alex took great pleasure being with his family and friends on these adventures and always preferred sharing the joy with others.   His passion for the outdoors was evident and he would gladly engage anyone willing to listen, sharing his extensive knowledge and excitement for his upcoming adventures.

Alex also enjoyed weekly game nights with family, reading, cooking, and crossword puzzles. He will be remembered for his work with neighborhood social justice issues and caring for others.  Alex was a very devoted care giver, providing daily companionship for his grandmother in her final years with us. Following along with Alex’s adventures on her map was one of her greatest joys.

Alex is survived by his parents, Thomas and Julie Cahoy: sister, Hannah Benson-Cahoy; sister-in-law, Raychel Benson-Cahoy; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by grandparents Donald and Edna Cahoy, Patrick McDonald, Jeanette Schullo and his aunt Colleen Sterry.

There will be a memorial service for Alex at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 25th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 East 31st St., Minneapolis, MN. If you are unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed through the church: Link to the Livestream. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Holy Trinity Social Justice fund or Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness. Services entrusted to O’Connell Funeral Home in Hudson.


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