|Birth: ||Jan. 30, 1943|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 2010|
Salvatore "Sal" Agro, of Lake Orion, age 67, died on September 2, 2010 of a heart attack.
Beloved husband of Barbara.
Loving father of Michael (Cherie) of Lake Orion, Anthony (Dianne) of Troy, and Nicholas (Jennifer) of Lake Orion.
Dear grandfather of Kara, Amber, Joseph, Anna Grace, Carson and Addison.
Loved brother of Josephine (Antonio) Berardi, Gaetano "Tom" (Danielle) Agro, Anna Marie (Rick) Rambach, and Michael Agro, all of Buffalo, New York.
Sal is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Carmella Agro.
Sal retired after 32 years of service as a Supervisor with General Motors and American Axle.
Sal will always be remembered as the coach and mentor to many.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Orion Chapel of Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home.
Recently Raided Lake Orion Medical Marijuana Grower Dies
Published: Thursday, September 02, 2010
By CAROL HOPKINS
Of The Oakland Press
Sal Agro, the Lake Orion man who spoke out about police last week after an Aug. 25 medical marijuana raid at him home, died Thursday.
His death was caused by a heart attack, family members said. He had recently had hip surgery. He was 67.
After the raids, Agro, a retired GM worker and beloved Lake Orion sports coach, walked through areas of his home to show where police had torn apart beds and clothing, looking for marijuana, he said.
Several marijuana plants he had been growing in a basement bedroom had been torn out and confiscated by police.
"They had ski masks on and acted like the Gestapo," he had said.
Agro said his sons Nick and Tony Agro ran the Clinical Relief, at 362 Hilton, in Ferndale. His wife, Barb, was interviewed at the clinic.
Sal Agro said both he and his wife had state-issued cards that allow them to have marijuana plants.
The Agros' son Tony was arrested in Ferndale during the raid.
Sal Agro said his family had run the Ferndale clinic professionally and had invited government officials to tour the operation.
"They said our clinic is the benchmark," he said Aug. 26.
Cecelia Vellucci of Lake Orion said she knew Agro for nearly 40 years.
"He was very caring for children," she said. "He was always there first to guide and train them."
Vellucci said her five sons went to school with the Agros' sons.
"He was very friendly, kidding and joking," she said. "He wasn't afraid to speak up."
A Facebook posting at 2:45 p.m. Thursday spoke about Agro's sports background.
"Lake Orion suffered a devastating loss this early afternoon. Our hearts go out the Agro family and the passing of Sal Agro after complications following his recent hip replacement surgery. RIP Coach!"
Jennifer Chapdelaine wrote, "Sal was the best coach I've ever had and my favorite! He will be missed greatly!"
John F. Carson wrote, "Maril and I have suffered a great loss. Sal was both friend and family. We will miss you, Sal. Our loss is God's gift ... heaven will never be the same."
Mr. Agro was born on Jan. 30, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Carmela and Michael Agro. He was in the U.S. Air Force for four years, his family said, and moved to Michigan in the mid-1960s because he was stationed at Selfridge Air Force Base in Harrison Township. He married Barbara Weaver in 1965. The couple has three children, Michael (Cherie) of Colorado, Anthony (Dianne) of Troy and Nicholas (Jennifer) of Lake Orion. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kara, Amber, Joseph, AnnaGrace, Carson, Addison, and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Lake Orion High School Athletics Program.
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