NIH Mourns George Giles
George Giles, 74, died Mar. 30 after a heart attack. He retired in 1990 after 33 years of service at the Wilson estate on campus. He worked for Helen Woodward Wilson (who passed away in 1960), and then her son and daughter-in-law, Luke and Ruth Wilson. He held many positions: chauffeur, dog handler/trainer (he raised Newfoundlands), gourmet cook, friend and companion.
Survivors include his wife Aronie, daughters Darlene, Georgette, Vikkie and Ellen, son Keith, three sisters, seven grandsons, four granddaughters and host of relatives and friends.
His memorial service included the following tribute: "If you were around him for any length of time, you were guaranteed to laugh. He didn't like disharmony, loud noise or grumpy people. He was a man of few words, but when he did speak it was profound. He was a generous man and there was nothing that you could ask of him that he wouldn't do for you."
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