MAGEE, Donal Francis, M.D., Ph.D.

Donal Francis Magee Age 90 Died February 3, 2015. Donal had many friends in Omaha’s academic and Irish communities. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland (1924) before moving to London. His fondest memories were of summers on his grandparents’ farm near Newry, Northern Ireland. In 1941 he went to Oriel College, Oxford, to study medicine. While an intern at the Middlesex Hospital London, he met Nancy, an Irish nurse. They married in 1950. In 1948 Donal came to the U.S. and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. His career then took him to the University of Washington (Seattle). In 1959 he received a Guggenheim fellowship to work at the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen. Donal came to Omaha in 1965 as chair of Physiology/Pharmacology at Creighton University Medical School. Until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1989, Donal taught thousands of nursing, medical, dental and pharmacy students and made a significant contribution to the advancement of science through his research, books and numerous academic papers. He was instrumental in making generic drugs available. Donal enjoyed wide-ranging interests: walking, political activism, Irish culture and music, history, travel, growing vegetables and home-brewing. After retirement, Donal and Nancy moved to Castlebellingham, Ireland, returning often to Omaha. Donal is survived by wife Nancy; children: Emer Magee-Stevens and Bronagh Magee of Omaha, Eithne Davis of Boulder, CO, Hugh Magee and Siobhan Dignan of Ireland; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. PRIVATE SERVICES were held in Ireland. Memorials are suggested to the American Kidney Fund.

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  • Rory O’Connor Posted August 15, 2019 9:40 pm

    Just came across your Dad’s passing. So sorry,hope all is well with you.

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