Gary Agger Obituary, Death – It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Gary Cedric Agger (also known as “Jaja” to his beloved grandchildren and family). Gary died unexpectedly in Apollo Beach, Florida, where he had retired, on December 1, 2022. Gary Agger was born in Portland on January 25, 1952, to Janet and Robert Agger. He went to Portland schools, where he met his future wife, Marcia (Anderson) Agger. They married in 1971 and recently celebrated 50 years of happiness together. Gary dedicated his life to helping others. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend. Despite all of his jobs, roles, and accomplishments, he would say that his greatest achievement in life was his family. While Gary left us far too soon, his legacy will be felt for years to come. Gary was a remarkable person in every way.
Those who were fortunate enough to know him, know that he would (and did) give the shirt off his back or his last dollar to anyone in need. He was a humble man who helped many people and had an exceptional ability to connect with people. There are numerous examples and stories of his generosity and kindness, many of which are still untold. Gary led by example and had a saying that ” you are who you are when no one is watching”. He would often travel the streets looking for someone in need of a meal, warm clothes, a person to talk to, or someone needing to know that at least one person out there cared about them. Gary was a kind man, a compassionate and deeply caring man who always saw the good in a person.
He taught us the importance of hard work, integrity, doing the right thing, and understanding that we are all equal. He was an animal lover who couldn’t walk by one of God’s creations without giving it a head pat or a kiss on the nose! Gary had an impact on many people’s lives and will be greatly missed. His zest for life and love for his family will be remembered.
He is survived by his wife Marcia (Anderson) Agger, his three children: daughter Jennifer Agger (and partner Greg Collymore), daughter April (Agger) Rogers and son Robert “Bobby” Agger (and wife Katie (Sullivan) Agger); his six grandchildren: Meghan and Jordan Agger (Jennifer’s daughters), Olivia and Lindsay Rogers (April’s daughters) and Josephine and Charlise Agger (Bobby & Katie’s daughters) and his beloved cat Gracie aka Doobas.