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Gregory Klaiber

November 29, 1978 - September 17, 2017
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DURHAM- Mr. Gregory Klaiber, 38, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017. Mr. Klaiber was born November 29, 1978 in Queens, NY. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. While working as a manager of the digital media lab (MRC) at the University of North Carolina, he was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for…

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Bruce W left a message on December 15, 2017:
Greg was a great and caring and helpful person. Patient and humble too. He actually taught me how to do video editing with iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Too young. I miss him.
Alice Wilder left a message on October 5, 2017:
I often arrived at the MRC exhausted and flustered, in need of audio gear to work on a project on a tight deadline. Most days, Greg was the person who calmly helped me get the gear I needed, and asked me questions about the project I was working on. He calmed me down. It was nice to feel like he was on my team and wanted me to do well. Those very brief interactions helped me during tough times. The UNC library was very lucky to have him and I know he will be deeply missed.
Sarah Singer left a message on October 3, 2017:
I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Greg at UNC. He was always doing favors for me and many other ENGL105 instructors--wrangling extra equipment when we forgot to reserve it, assisting our students with late-night technological issues, showing us how to upload, and most importantly, save our work to various drives. Greg delighted in his work. He inspired me to experiment with new digital tools and reassured me that none of my rudimentary questions were stupid. He was the best kind of educator and will be sorely missed in our community.
Øyvind Edvardsen left a message on September 22, 2017:
Dear Greg Even though we haven't known you for a long time, we noticed that your interest in and appetite for traditional Norwegian food as lutefisk and brunost was as big as your appetite for life itself. Unfortunately there are many meals of Norwegian food as well as a wide range of other things life can offer, you won't be able to explore and enjoy. Since you cared for family and friends, were open minded, interested in other people, other cultures and embraced life in general, we immediately liked you a lot. Because of your personality, your footprints are all over the place, even in large parts of Norway, from far north to south. Not weak and faint footprints, but deep ones. Therefore you will be moaned and missed across Norway as well as in your home country, by family and friends. Siv and Kristoffer Hege and family Sissel and Øyvind Bodil and Kåre
Tristan Long left a message on September 22, 2017:
Klaiber Family, I was saddened to hear of Greg's passing. I worked with Greg at the MRC for two years while I was an undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill. Greg was always extremely kind, warm, and, just in general, a great person to know and work with. He made my time at the MRC memorable in so many positive and wonderful ways, as he did with countless others that came into his life. Please know that my family is thinking of yours in this difficult time. Best, Tristan Long and Family
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Bill Maisch left a message on September 21, 2017:
Greg was a great guy, a good friend and one of my most highly respected colleagues. My deepest sympathy to his family. You should know that he was very good at what he did, and was always getting better at it as I often told him. His workshops on video editing for my Spanish Honors classes were always a highlight of our semester. Over the years we worked together, I had many students who told me stories of how Greg had “saved their projects” with his expertise, his excellent suggestions and tireless efforts to guide them in their work. Greg was a great teacher and treasure to our campus. My students will miss him. I will miss working with him; and I will miss seeing him at the Digital Media Center and at the SRC where we often ran into each other.
Becky left a message on September 21, 2017:
I watched Greg grow up from a sweet little boy into a wonderful caring man. He was funny and so talented. There are no words that I can say that will easy the pain and emptiness that his family is feeling. My deepest sympathy and sorrow for a his mother, siblings, his nephew and especially for his beautiful wife.
Paul Allg---- left a message on September 20, 2017:
Rest in peace, Grog - if I am back in CH, I will open up that time capsule in your honor!
Brandon Smith left a message on September 20, 2017:
I was lucky enough to be in a metal band called Blood Red Sky with Greg. It was my first metal band I played in as well as my first band as a drummer. I learned much from him during that time and it was a lot of fun. He was a very patient, friendly and funny dude. He will be missed very much. Bonus nachos Greg and drive dangerously! : )
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