• "Dana, i just learned today about Jim's death. I am stunned...."
    - Linda Pence
  • "Dear Dana, I am so sorry for you and your family's loss...."
    - Stephen Banigan
  • "As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's..."
    - Kristen, Blaise, Sloane, Hugh & Rory Meyer
  • "So sad to hear of Jim's Passing. We were neighbors in..."
    - Bob Greacen
  • "Dana and Tucker, I am deeply saddened to learn of Jim's..."
    - David Friel



Died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Born on January 13, 1949 in Northfield Vermont, he was the second son of the late John Golden Gibson and Laura (Babic) Gibson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Dana (Goldthorp) Gibson; his son James Tucker Gibson; his older brother John A. Gibson of Potomac, MD; his twin Dr. Robert S. Gibson of Charlottesville, VA; and many loving nieces, nephews and other family members.
Jim received undergraduate degrees, with honors, from Wesley College and the American University. He began his career in residential real estate sales, while earning his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. In 1981, he founded Gibson Builders and over the next three decades transformed it into one the premier custom home building companies in the DC Metropolitan Area.
Known for his characteristic wit, Jim exuded life and enriched the lives of those who knew him. His peers admired and respected the quality of his work and the standards with which he transformed dreams into reality.
Jim believed in the joy and necessity of humor. He was a kind soul, full of life and love for his family and friends. He was fair and honest, and will be remembered as a gentle, moderate, self-effacing man of quiet integrity.
Family and friends will celebrate Jim's life at Bethesda country Club from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 2, 2017