Raymond M. McInturff, 66, a meteorologist and longtime resident of Washington D.C., died of prostate cancer March 15, 1999, at Harrison House in Georgetown, Delaware, according to his partner of 25 years, Doug Jones.
McInturff, a native of Great Falls, Montana, was born June 18, 1932. He graduated from the University of Montana, and went on to graduate school, earning a master’s degree in philosophy from UCLA and another in mathematics from the University of Spokane. McInturff also studied mathematics at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.
After his years in school, McInturff joined the Air Force and continued with the Air Force Reserves, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel by the time he left the service eight years later. He then moved to D.C., where he worked as a meteorologist for the Department of Commerce for the next 28 years. During this time McInturff wrote and published several scientific papers in his field. He retired several years ago and lived with his partner in Rehoboth Beach.
McInturff continued learning throughout his life, Jones said, and could speak several languages, including French, German, Latin, and Greek.
In addition to Jones, he is survived by his three sisters, Mary F. Milner and Myrna M. Gribble, both of Spokane, Washington, and Mona Z. Gilbertson, of Scobey, Montana; and by many friends in Washington and Delaware.
A memorial service will be held April 1 at 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, at Second and Mulberry streets in Lewes, Del. McInturff’s remains have been cremated, and will be buried in a private service at Arlington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Delaware Hospice, 600 Dupont
Highway, Suite 107, Georgetown, DE 19947.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard