Rev . DR. Federico I Agnir of Wesley Chapel, Florida | 1939 - 2018 | Obituary

Rev . DR. Federico I Agnir

January 07, 1939 - July 09, 2018

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After a long battle with prostate and pancreatic cancers, Federico Ines Agnir
passed away peacefully in his Wesley Chapel home, attended by his daughters,
Mirla Criste Agnir and Rowena N. Rantanen; their husbands Bryan Thompson and
Eric Rantanen; his oldest grandchild Steven Curtiss and his beloved wife Ruby
Leah Agnir.

The Rev. Dr. Federico Agnir was born in Claveria, Cagayan, Philippines, the fifth
of six children of Atty. Wenceslao Agnir, Sr. and Cristina Ines Agnir. He
graduated from Ilocos Norte High School, Class 1955; the University of the
Philippines (B.A. History and Speech), Class of 1959; and Silliman University
(Master of Divinity, magna cum laude), Class of 1968. Federico then migrated to
the United States in 1971 where he earned a Master of Arts in Communication at
Syracuse University in 1973, as well as a doctorate in Education at the University
of Massachusetts in 1989. 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. In 2001, Federico led the
founding group that established SUACONA, the organization of Silliman alumni
living in North America. 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, available at
Amazon and Barnes and Noble, as well as a number of musical compositions. On
April 28, 2018, he and his wife celebrated their 5ih wedding anniversary at
Atonement Lutheran Church, with family and friends. 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. A Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance
will be held at Atonement Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wesley Chapel on
August 19th at 3 PM . In lieu of flowers, please make your donations to the
American Cancer Society.


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Memorial Service

Sunday, August 19, 2018
3:00 PM

Atonement Lutheran Church
29617 SR 54
Wesley Chapel, FLorida 33543

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