William David Giebler, Jr., known by family and friends as J.R., was 29 when he was killed on Pan Am 103. He is survived by his wife, Wendy; his father, Bill; his sisters, Tracie and Christy; his nieces, Jenna and Angelica; and his nephew, Alfred, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and colleagues, who have all lost a very special person. His mother Denise passed away on December 19, 1991.
J.R. was successful as a government bond broker for the London Division of Fundamental Brokers, Inc., based in New York, New York. He and Wendy had been living in London, England, temporarily. He enjoyed his work tremendously and had an excellent reputation with his peers. Wendy had returned home for the holidays on December 16 to do their Christmas shopping and J.R. was to follow home on the 21st.
J.R. had an incomparable zest for life and lived each day to its fullest potential. He had an enormous capacity to give love and warmed the hearts of anyone who came into contact with him. Wendy describes him, "He was the kindest, most caring individual that has ever touched my life and I was truly blessed to have been loved and married to such a wonderful man."
He was an avid athlete and worked out often. He never missed an opportunity to play golf, basketball, football, or softball, and he brought confidence, natural ability, and sportsmanship to any game he participated in.
J.R.'s strength of character, aggressive nature, and winning way with people made him a born leader and winner. He overcame any obstacle that was put before him without ever compromising his strong values and beliefs. "The world is a better place for the magical mark he made whilst he was here, but it will never again be as vibrant without him."
His aunt Joy writes, "In honor of all who were lost at Lockerbie, may we find the strength to carry on and make the world a better place."
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