Joao "J.J." Aguiar, Jr., 30, a resident of Hoboken, died on September 11, in the attack on the World Trade Center.
He was originally from Monmouth County, New Jersey. Born in Red Bank, he attended Holy Cross School, Little Silver public schools, St. Julian's School in Carcavelos, Portugal, and Rumson-Fair Haven High School.
He attended New York's Adelphi University for the first two years of college, then transferred to George Washington University in D.C., where he graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance.
He was employed since 1999 at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, Inc., an asset management firm, where he led the trading effort. Previously he worked at The Fuji Bank, Ltd., in New York in their Money Markets Group, managing and trading the bank's Interest Rate Risk. Prior to that, he worked at Iyo Bank, Ltd., in New York, serving in various capacities from Credit Analyst to Assistant Trader.
He was an avid tennis player, and enjoyed various water sports as well as horseback riding.
He is survived by his parents, Joao and Diane Aguiar, of Sintra, Portugal; two sisters, Monique Aguiar of Chico, California, and Taciana Aguiar of San Francisco; a nephew, Sebastian Brunemeier, of San Francisco; an uncle, Victor Bottrill of Somerset, New Jersey; two cousins, Troy Bottrill of Somerset, New Jersey, and Michael Bottrill of Los Angeles; and a grandfather, George Van Zile Bottrill of Tryon, North Carolina, formerly of Rumson, New Jersey. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Roma Porter Bottrill, in 1989. He is also survived by Lisa Faust Singer, with whom he was planning to spend his life.