Gary Agger Obituary, Death – We mourn the loss of Gary Cedric Agger with a heavy heart and lots of affection. Our hearts are broken (also known as “Jaja” to his beloved grandchildren & family). On the first of December in 2022, Gary went away suddenly in his hometown of Apollo Beach, Florida, where he had retired. Gary Agger was born on January 25, 1952 in Portland to Janet and Robert Agger. He attended Portland schools, which is where he met the love of his life, his wife Marcia (Anderson) Agger.
Gary was born on January 25, 1952 in Portland. His parents are Janet and Robert Agger. The couple tied the knot in 1971 and have recently celebrated the milestone of 50 years of a happy marriage together. Gary has devoted his entire life to being of service to others. A retired officer from the Portland Police Department, as well as a mentor and coach for the Police Athletic League, an investigator of disability insurance fraud, a college basketball referee, a youth sports coach, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a brother-in-law, a father-in-law, an uncle, a cousin, and a friend.
He had a lot of different professions, roles, and achievements, but he always said that having a family was the best thing that ever happened to him in his life. Even though Gary passed away much too young, his influence on the neighborhood will continue to be felt for many years to come. Gary was an extraordinary individual in each and every facet of his life. Those who had the good fortune to know him are aware that he was the type of person who would (and actually did) give the shirt off his back or his last dollar to anyone who was in need. He was a humble man who helped a great number of people, and he had an incredible talent for connecting with people.
There are innumerable examples and tales of his acts of charity and kindness, many of which are still untold to this day. Gary set a good example for others to follow and was fond of the adage that “you are who you are when no one is watching.” On a regular basis, he would walk the streets in search of somebody who required assistance in the form of food, warm clothing, company, or the reassurance that somebody, somewhere, cared about them. He would do this because he believed that everyone deserves to know that somebody, somewhere, cares about them. Gary was a kind man; he was empathetic and sincerely caring, and he was known for looking for the best in other people.
He instilled the importance of honest labor, ethics, always doing one’s duty, and the notion that we are all on an equal footing. He had such a soft spot for animals that he couldn’t pass a living thing created by God without petting it on the head or blowing it a kiss on the muzzle. Gary touched the lives of a huge number of people and will be sorely missed by everybody. We shall never forget his passion for life or his devotion to his family.