Trevor Norris Cadigan

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Trevor Norris Cadigan, son of Nancy Norris Cadigan (NHS class of 1973) and Jerry Cadigan, passed away on March 11, 2018, in a tragic helicopter accident in New York City. Trevor was the grandson of Mary Adaline Allen, formerly of Nevada. Trevor Cadigan and Brian McDaniel, his childhood friend were capping off a weekend adventure in New York when the accident occurred. They were two of the five killed on the sightseeing helicopter.

Trevor was born in Dallas, Texas, on Sept. 26, 1991. He was 26 years old. He leaves behind his older sister Kathleen Cadigan (Howard) and son-in-law Travis Howard formerly of Aurora, Mo.

Trevor attended St. John’s Episcopal School in Dallas and graduated eighth grade with this supportive community. He entertained his fellow classmates with his antics and humor much to the chagrin of his teachers. He graduated from Bishop Lynch High School in 2010 where he channeled his passion for entertainment by making videos, anchoring “BL Live” and producing “Typical Teen.”

Trevor graduated in 2016 from Southern Methodist University with a major in broadcast journalism and minors in business and Mandarin Chinese. There he anchored the SMU early morning broadcast and contributed to the student newspaper. In 2015, he followed in his father’s footsteps and interned at WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas.

Trevor graduated with honors from SMU and was inducted into the Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society for Journalism and the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society. He also received the Philip H. Solomon Award in World Languages and Literature for Chinese. He was working towards getting his Masters in Business Arts and planning for a career in international business.

In October 2017, Trevor began an internship working at Business Insider in New York City. He loved New York and documented almost every aspect of his New York life through his entertaining videos, website and Instagram.

Throughout his life, Trevor was a loyal friend who never met a stranger. Every person Trevor met was captivated by his energy and joy for life. He had an infectious smile that made people feel welcomed and comfortable in his presence.

A memorial service for Trevor will be held at 2 p.m., March 23, at the Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas. There will be a combined memorial service for Trevor and Brian at 2 p.m., March 24, at Bishop Lynch High School. In lieu of flowers, Trevor’s family asks donations be made to the Trevor Cadigan Memorial Scholarship Fund for Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Bishop Lynch High School. For donation information please contact Brynn Bruno, or 214-324-3607, ext. 4140.