MADISON - David Elliott Miran, age 65, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at UW Hospital. He was the son of Sol and Belle Miran of Colorado.
David worked for the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene for 37 years, retiring in February 2009 as deputy director of the WSLH Division of Information Technology. His contributions to the lab's mission and work earned him the status of UW-Madison Staff Emeritus when he retired.
David came to Madison in 1969 to attend graduate school at UW. He met his wife Claudia when they volunteered to help with the TGIF parties sponsored by the Grad Club at the Wisconsin Union. He learned to sail in spring 1970, and was a member of Hoofers Sailing Club for many years until he bought his own sailboat in 1989. At that time he became a member of the Madison Sail and Power Squadron, and began taking courses offered by the squadron. He eventually completed all the courses offered by the squadron and earned the grade of Senior Navigator. He was the education officer for the Madison Sail and Power Squadron for the last ten years of his life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Claudia Berry Miran; his sons Sean (Marnie) and Douglas; daughter Sonya (Christopher Moore); grandsons Jackson and Samson Miran and Jensen Moore; mother, Belle Miran; and siblings Jonathan and Frances Miran. David was preceded in death by his father Sol Shalom Miran.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. at Cress Center, 6021 University Avenue, Madison. A visitation will take place one hour prior to services. An additional gathering for family and friends will follow the services at 12:45 p.m. at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 6205 University Avenue, Madison.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the following organizations:
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
2802 Dairy Drive
UW Foundation (check memo to Lymphoma Research Fund or fund #12902923)
U. S. Bank
Milwaukee, WI 53278
Madison Sail and Power Squadron
c/o Lt/C Gregory Norman, AP, Treasurer
245 Kelvington Drive
Sun Prairie, WI 53590