David J. Weinbrenner, 63, U.S. meteorologist


David J. Weinbrenner, a National Weather Service meteorologist, died of a heart attack Sunday at his Millersville home. He was 63.

Mr. Weinbrenner was born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y., and earned his bachelor's degree in meteorology from New York University in 1964.

He began his career with the U.S. Weather Bureau that year as a forecaster in New York City. He later transferred to the Hydrometerological Prediction Center at the National Centers for Environment Prediction in Camp Hill.

Mr. Weinbrenner had been senior duty meteorologist at the center since 1989 and also was involved in the federal Volcanic Ash Response and Homeland Security programs.

In recognition of his life's work, he was presented with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award in 2000.

Mr. Weinbrenner enjoyed gardening, traveling and visiting Ocean City, and was a member of the Polish Open Bowling League.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, 6600 Laurel Bowie Road in Bowie, where services will be held at 11 a.m. today.

Mr. Weinbrenner is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Judith Ann DeGuisto; three daughters, Dawn Marie Weinbrenner of Daphne, Ala., Cynthia Ann Weinbrenner of Millersville and Jennifer Lynn Munos of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, John G. Weinbrenner of Scarsdale, N.Y.; a sister, Annabel M. Kunstle of Summerfield, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

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