class notes

1930s

36 100 and Going Like 60

I heard from Art Huber, who will be 100 this fall. He has me beat by one year. Art is doing fine and sounded great on the phone. There is not much to report, except that I received emails from Larry Tholen ’60, who belongs to a group that collects Rockne cars and other Studebaker cars. A piece of advice for graduates who return to campus: Look up your old professors or priests who taught you. It will surprise you how glad they are to see you. I am taking it one day at a time. I will be 99 next month. Go Irish. — John Norton; jwn176@aol.com

37 Class Secretary — Kathleen Coverick ’08; kathleen.coverick@gmail.com

38 Fall Update

I received a note from the daughter of Edward McCabe with the unfortunate news that Ed passed away June 1, at age 97. Ed was an extraordinary amateur golfer, having won the Clinton Country Club championship in ’36, ’38, and ’40, and the Intercollegiate Championship while at ND. He was a member of the Monogram Club and went on to play with the likes of PGA tour pros Henry Picard and Ben Hogan. Ed’s golf success was matched by his accomplishments in the medical world. After completing medical school at the U of Pennsylvania, he served as a captain with the Third Armored “Spearhead” Division in Europe (1944-46), and then returned to Philadelphia General Hospital to complete his residency. He later was appointed an NIH fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, and while in NYC met and married Mary Patricia Nichols. They returned to Merion, where Ed became an associate professor of medicine at Temple, and then served six years as chief of medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Over the next 35 years of practice, Ed was a frequent contributor of research articles in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and was chosen to edit 12 volumes of Keystone Books of Medicine for JB Lippincott & Co. Ed will be missed by his family and friends, including his four children and eight grandchildren. He loved ND and was proud of his college, always a fan of ND sports, and of the academic excellence at ND. — Meg Julian ’03, ’06 JD; 171 E. 89th St., No. 5C, New York NY 10128; 646-246-5480; megjulian@gmail.com

39 Cousin Appears

For the first time since I began writing Class Notes, a cousin I never knew has happened to notice my column and concluded we could be related. He is Walter Donnelly ’58, the grandson of my father’s brother, Judge James A. Donnelly, and the son of Walter Donnelly Sr., ’29. Something in my column for the summer issue had opened memories his father had left with him and he emailed me to find out if I am who he thought I might be. Turned out I am. Walter was born in 1936, just as I was finishing my freshman year at Notre Dame. His grandfather was 20 years older than my father and the generation gap meant that there was very little interaction between the two families. I had met Judge Donnelly just once as a youngster when he and his wife visited us at our home in Queens Village NY. And I had met Walter Sr. just once when he attended my father’s funeral. Walter Jr. married a Saint Mary’s girl, Rosemary Corcoran, and he and his wife are spending time now at the upstate New York town she came from. By the time this reaches print they will be back at their Florida home in Bradenton on the Gulf Coast. I hope we will be able to get together by then; we have so many memories to fill in for each other. I have only one classmate death to report, William F. Kerwin Jr. of Green Bay WI. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Kathleen Coverick ’08 has an excellent report in the summer class notes on the passing of Arch Gott ’37. I knew him well as a member of the track and cross country teams. I recall a dual meet with Loyola of Chicago for which I was assigned to sleep as a guest at Arch’s family home to save money on our rather tight travel budget. — Bill Donnelly; 6152 Verde Trail N Apt. D201, Boca Raton FL 33433-2412; 852-561-9474; donnlywa@bellsouth.net