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SADAO--Shoji. The Board of Trustees and staff of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum mourn the passing of Shoji Sadao, a vital force in the world of architecture and design and a crucial collaborator of Isamu Noguchi. Shoji worked closely on the design and construction of The Noguchi Museum, the realization of Moerenuma Park, in Sapporo, Japan, and countless other projects. An Honorary Life Trustee of the Museum, he served as Executive Director of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation from 1989 to 2003. His lifelong dedication and contributions to our museum and to furthering the legacy of Isamu Noguchi were immeasurable. He will be profoundly missed. We extend our deepest condolences to his beloved wife Tsuneko.

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Published in New York Times on Nov. 8, 2019.
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November 17, 2019
Dear Tsuneko-san: I heard the sad news from my friend whose architect husband, Carroll Cline knew Shoji-san. Please accept my deepest condolence for Shoji-san's passing and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care, Yukako
November 12, 2019
I'm so sad to think you are no longer on this earth. Ii like to imagine you and my dad laughing together and remembering your days long ago at Cornell. I send love to all the Sadao family.
Sylvia Hamerman-Brown
November 8, 2019
Farewell Shoji, from your admiring old classmate.
Larry Litchfield
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