The Rev. Dr. Federico I. Agnir died after a long battle with prostate and pancreatic cancers, at his home in Wesley Chapel, FL. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Ordinario, daughters Mirla and Rowena, son Frederick R. Agnir, grandson Steven, and granddaughters Kayla Agnir, Rachel Agnir, Elysse Rantanen, Katie Rantanen and Laura Rantanen; sons-in-law Bryan and Eric and daughter-in-law Christiana Agnir.
The Rev. Dr. Federico Agnir was born in the Philippines. He graduated from Ilocos Norte High School, the University of the Philippines, and Silliman University (Master of Divinity, magna cum laude). Federico then migrated to the United States, where he earned a Master of Arts in Communication at Syracuse University, as well as a doctorate in Education at the University of Massachusetts.
A two-career person most of his adult life, he served in Massachusetts as tenured professor at Greenfield Community College and pastor to UCC churches in Western Massachusetts for 30 years. After retiring to Florida in 2004, he enjoyed organizing alumni reunions for his Philippine alma maters, receiving outstanding alumni awards at these events. In both Massachusetts and Florida, he engaged in charitable activities through the organizations in which he was a member, including the Green Room Players, First Congregational Church of Greenfield, the American Cancer Society, American Mensa, the Shriners, the Masonic Order, the Order of the Eastern Star, First UCC Church of Tampa, Trinity Church of Wesley Chapel and Atonement Lutheran Church of Wesley Chapel. A published author, Federico's works include his autobiography entitled When God Calls, as well as a number of musical compositions.
A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance was held at Atonement Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wesley Chapel, FL on August 19, 2018 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.
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