Past RI Director Kuranami dies
Sadao Kuranami, who served on the Rotary International Board of Directors for 1990-92, died 18 December.
Kuranami, of Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan, joined the Rotary Club of Kamakura in 1961. His service to RI began in 1978-79, when he was governor of District 2780. Kuranami held other RI positions, including International Assembly group discussion leader, committee member and chair, and Rotary information counselor, and served as Rotary Foundation trustee for 1995-98.
Kuranami was a 2006-07 recipient of the RI Service Above Self Award, Rotary's highest honor for individual Rotarians.
A retired physician, Kuranami was chief surgeon at Kuranami Surgical Hospital, a position he held since he left the medical faculty of Jikei Medical Hospital in 1963. He was a member of the Japan Medical Association.
Funeral services were held on 20 December at the Kadoki Hall in Kamakura. Kuranami is survived by his wife Yoko, son Masaru, and daughter Takako. Condolences may be sent to the family at 1-12-5 Komachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa, 248-0006, Japan.