Death of Dr. Glenn S. Aggerup, former missionary in Puerto Rico
Dr. Glenn S. Aggerup passed away on March 10, 2009. He was a former missionary in Puerto Rico at Ryder Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Glenn S. Aggerup passed away on March 10, 2009. He was a former UCC missionary in Puerto Rico at Ryder Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Aggerup was born to the late Ruth and Frederick Aggerup of Springfield, MA, on September 10, 1928. He departed this life on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.
Glenn received his early education in Massachusetts. He continued and received a B.S. Degree in Science from Tufts University and a Medical Degree in OB/Gyn from New York Medical College. He also served in the US Navy from 1955-1963.
After serving in the Navy he went on to practice as an OB/Gyn physician in Virginia, Puerto Rico and Maui, Hawaii.
In 1991 Glenn received an injury which left him partially paralyzed. He and Bettye remained in Hawaii until 1995 when they relocated to Cary, NC.
Among Glenn’s many interests were doing crossword puzzles (in ink), reading, and playing computer games. He loved working the puzzles while sitting in the sun and tanning. Another event which was special to him was the church’s bi-monthly Men’s Breakfast where he always ordered a Grilled Cheese sandwich on Rye. He was a member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Cary where he served as Secretary and on the Pastoral Relations Committee. He was the first member of the congregation to be honored with The Good Shepherd Award.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife of 32 years, Bettye; three daughters, Gary Borum (John), Dawn Freeman of Virginia Beach, VA; and Lynne Young (Bill) of Willis Wharf, VA; one son, Scott Aggerup (Kate) of Hampton, VA; eight grandchildren; one sister, Lois Buttaro of East Granby, CT; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.