NORMAN — Dr. Peter James Lamb, George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and director at NOAA Cooperative Institute of Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, died in his home Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Norman.
He was born on June 21, 1947, in Nelson, New Zealand, and arrived in the United States in 1971. He received his Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1976.
He was preceded in death by his father, George, a World War II veteran serving with the ANZAC corps in northern Italy, and his mother, Dorothy.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen Deborah (Jeffrey Lockwood); his son, Brett Timothy (Kimberly Holt); and his grandson, Xavier James.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, in the atrium of the National Weather Center, 120 David L. Boren Blvd., in Norman. He will be buried alongside his parents in Nelson, New Zealand, in December 2014.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Ethembeni School, a boarding school serving 300 physically disabled or visually impaired students in the Kwazulu-natal region of South Africa.
To donate, please visit ethembenischool.co.za and reference, "in honor of Peter James Lamb," in the comment section.
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