The SCC regrets to announce the passing of Gary R. Agisim (72), on Friday, May 15th from complications related to COVID-19.
Gary, a proud graduate of Grinell College, was a member of the Society for more than 40 years, most recently of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the SCC. He was employed by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare since 1984 holding multiple patents and also served his country in the US Navy from 1969-1973. Gary was a devoted mentor, educator and friend to the society. He always had a smile and was often known for delivering the last presentation at SCC National Meeting on Friday afternoon drawing a full house, where he would not only present top quality science, but would sing and recite the classics.
A beloved and colorful fixture known for not only his industry knowledge but also his colorful vests, Gary was a frequent speaker at Chapter events for many years. He also served the Society in various roles during his membership including Area Councilor, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Chair, Area Director, national Committee Member and/or Chair (Constitution & Bylaws, Nominations, COCA, COSA, CEP Advisory, Medal Award), and various national Officer seats culminating in his role as Society President in 2009.
Our deepest sympathies are with Gary’s daughter, Mimi Agisim, MD, of whom he was very proud, and his extended family and friends. He will be missed.