Tipp City Herald

October 28, 1970 

GILLAM, RAYMOND T. - Retired Chief of Dayton Weather Bureau Expires - Raymond T. Gillam, age 62, of 802 West Main street died Sunday morning at Stouder hospital where he had been admitted earlier in the week.  Mr. Gillam retired from the Dayton weather bureau in February of 1969 after serving as a meteorologist for 22 1/2 years.  He was head of the bureau at Cox municipal airport for 17 years.  A native of Missouri, Mr. Gillam was educated at Central college in Fayett, Mo., and took post graduate work at the University of Missouri.  Before entering the field of meteorology, he taught school in his native state.  Survivors include his wife, Mildred, a first grade school teacher here for 17 years; two sons, Richard T., Lancaster Calif., and Dr. John D. of Athens; two brothers, Charles Emmet of Kansas City, Mo., and Dr. Basil E. of Des Moines Ia.; and three grandsons.  Mr. Gillam was an active member of the United Methodist church and served on the library board for a number of years.  The funeral was conducted from the United Methodist church on Tuesday with burial in Maple Hill cemetery.  The Rev. Norman Newman officiated.  In lieu of flowers, the family requested that contributions be made to the coronary care unit at Stouder Memorial hospital, Troy.

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