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Frank Carano C'30 L'33
Remembered as a thoughtful and generous man, Mr. Carano gave much to the legal community, to the city of Philadelphia, to the country of Italy and last but not least to the law school. Last year he made a special $2 million gift to establish The Frank Carano Professorship of Law, saying at the time that he attributed his success to Penn Law and wanted to help the school bolster its faculty. Born two years after his parents immigrated to the United States, Carano relentlessly worked to make immigration laws less discriminatory and more just. He not only was a talented attorney, but he became a valuable resource to other attorneys. Whenever other lawyers could not speak the language of prospective clients, they called on Carano, who spoke Italian, Spanish, and French. His proficiency in Italian led the Italian Consul General to appoint him to represent the Consulate in its jurisdiction, which included Pennsylvania and parts of five other states. Further, Italy bestowed on him its highest honor: Grande Ufficiale. Even Pope John XXIII thanked Carano for his efforts to reunite families involuntarily separated by immigration laws. At home, Carano contributed mightily to the community, founding the America-Italy Society and the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company. He is survived by four sisters, three nephews, two nieces, and 12 grandnephews and grand-nieces.

Thomas B. McCabe III L78
A prominent banker and lifelong supporter of the law school, Thomas McCabe III died last September at his Haverford residence. Mr. McCabe spent twenty years with Fidelity Bank, which through a series of mergers became Wachovia Bank. Most recently, he was vice president and senior trust officer of Wachovia. He served on his local Republican committee and on the boards of the Agnes Irwin School, The Haverford School, and the Lankenau Hospital Foundation. McCabe was also the deacon of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, where his daughter Katherine was married less than two weeks before his death. McCabe is survived by daughters Katherine and Christina, son Thomas IV, and wife Anne.

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