Gary Agger Obituary, Retired Portland Police Officer Has Died

Gary Agger Obituary, Death – We mourn Gary Cedric Agger’s loss with deep sadness and love (also known as “Jaja” to his beloved grandchildren & family). Gary died unexpectedly on December 1, 2022, at his retirement home in Apollo Beach, Florida. 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 people. Husband, Father, Grandfather, In-Law Brother, In-Law Father, Uncle, Cousin, and Friend Despite all of his professions, titles, and successes, he would declare that his greatest achievement in life was his family.

While Gary died far too early, his impact will be remembered for many years to come. Gary was a terrific person in every sense. Those who knew him knew that he would (and still would) donate his last shirt or his last money to anyone in need. He was a humble man who helped many people, and he had an extraordinary ability to connect with others. There are countless examples and anecdotes of his kindness and acts of compassion, many of which have gone unreported to this day. Gary offered an excellent example when he said, “You are who you are when no one is looking.” He would frequently stroll the streets in search of someone in need of a meal, warm clothing, someone to talk to, or simply to know that someone cared about them.

Gary was a kind, sensitive, and compassionate man who saw the best in everyone. 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 creatures 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 passion for life and love for his family will be remembered.

His wife, Marcia (Anderson) Agger, survives, as do his three children: Jennifer Agger (and partner Greg Collymore), April (Agger) Rogers, and son Robert “Bobby” Agger (and wife Katie (Sullivan) Agger); and his six grandchildren: Meghan & Jordan Agger (Jennifer’s daughters), Olivia & Lindsay Rogers (April’s daughters), and Josephine & Charlise Agger (Bobby & Katie
Instead of flowers, Gary would prefer that people offer kindness to others in any way they can. There is no greater way to celebrate Gary’s legacy.