Warren W. Agor
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Agor, Warren W.

Penfield: October 29, 2014 at age 72. Survived by his wife, Lynn (Wilson); loving father of Mark (Erin) and Lindsay Agor; sister, Nancy (Les) Johnson; brother-in-law, Ken Wilson and sisters-in-law, Terry Bozzelli and Mary (Enidio) Magel; nieces, nephews, cousins; lifelong friend, Glenn Dauphinee and Lexi and Cooper;

Warren was a graduate of Cornell. Served as a Captain the U.S. Army. He was the owner with his wife, Lynn of Agor Enterprises in Penfield since 1969. He crewed for Mark Donahue of Penske Racing. Warren raced Can AM, Trans AM, I MSA, Vintage Auto Racer. Racing was his passion.

Calling Friday 2-4 & 7-9 at Falvo Funeral Home, 1295 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd. (Route 250). On Saturday please meet the family at Faith Lutheran Church, 2576 Browncroft Blvd., Penfield, 14526 for his Funeral Service at 11AM. Interment White Haven Memorial Park. Donations in his memory can be sent to International Motor Racing Research Center, 610 S. Decatur, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.








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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from Oct. 30 to Oct. 31, 2014.
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March 15, 2016
Dear Lynn, Mark and Lindsay, A wonderful man gone way too soon. Great coach and role model to our boys. We cherish the memories of our friendship over the years. I'll miss running into Warren at Wegmans ~ how his face would light up when he shared how Mark and Lindsay were doing. Proud dad! Always in our prayers.
Kathy DeRisio
November 29, 2014
Facebook: Warren Agor Racing Team
Lyn, Mark & Lindsay, Knowing briefly that Warren was very ill, It was with great sadness that, I found out about Warren's passing on Oct. 29th, while I was traveling. I'll miss Warren, even though we've been on opposite coasts for over 30 years now.

I first met Warren in 1973 at the Lime Rock Trans-Am race and soon visited his race shop in the Rochester area where I had just moved to as a recent college graduate for a job at Kodak. I soon became involved with the team, then on the team and subsequently helped design, build and crew for Warren's last Trans-Am/IMSA GT Camaro in 1974 and then both the Monza GTs for the 1975-1977 racing seasons, all as my second “job”. I greatly appreciated being accepted in by Warren and then associated with the team and with Warren during those five racing seasons. What a learning experience, enjoyable, yet hard working opportunity it was for me. I was and continue to this day to be so thankful of Warren and Lynn too for allowing me to experience it all and contribute. Many dreams came true because of Warren. Yes, it was a low buck team that Warren was running, but in many ways that made it special in my mind and, I believe also for those who were on the team, since we all wanted to go racing and in the highest levels of GT and sports car racing. Warren led the way for us.

During those years I experienced some of the highs of the second half of Warren's racing career with Warren and fellow teammates, from the whole building process of new cars, to making it to race starting grids, competing in and finishing races, some even on the podium. Of course there were low moments and times after crashes and that moment we first heard of the passing of Mark Donohue, where I was at Warren's side as we were building the first Monza GT. Mark was so special to Warren. Warren (and Mark also) was so special to me in my short race team career.

A few years ago, with the developments and increased usefulness of the internet and Facebook, I took the time and effort to put together the Facebook site, “Warren Agor Racing Team”, which celebrates it's namesake, with over 600 photos and a few videos spanning nearly Warren's entire racing career. Most of the photos were originally taken by myself and my long time best friend and racing buddy, Tony Mezzacca, plus a number by other photographers (thank you) that were located and downloaded from the internet. I gave Warren a brief heads up that something “interesting” was coming his (and everyone's) way, and then I published the Facebook photo site 80% complete at the start, adding more since, for Warren and his team members as a lasting tribute. Needless to say, Warren was thrilled of the site and of all the photo memories and history it contained. I'm now so very pleased that I created this tribute site in time for Warren to have at least a few years to enjoy it and for others to continue to enjoy it and remember Warren.
Warren, Rest in Peace, I'll always remember you and your family fondly!
Bob Brandle
November 5, 2014
To the Agor family and friends, I know Warren took great delight from last night's election results! I enjoyed working with Warren in years past while I was the PR director at The Glen in the '70s and very early '80s. We all share in your loss.
Bob Kelly
November 4, 2014
So sorry to read of Warren passing, I am right now in the midst of reading Brock Yates book "Sunday Driver"' and learned some neat stuff about Warren. He will be missed. Thanks.
November 2, 2014
So sad to hear of Warren's passing. As a kid I watched him race many, many times, and always enjoyed seeing him at the vintage events. Taken too soon, but he will live on in our memories.
Donald Murphy
November 2, 2014
A great coach of mine and a big part of my childhood. He will be missed.
David Washo
November 2, 2014
Dear Lynn and family,
Mike and I just learned of Warren's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was because of Warren that Mike first tried a scooter, what a difference that made!

Donna and Mike Gage
November 2, 2014
Lynn, Lindsay and Mark,
We are so sorry for your (our) loss. We are out of town and cannot participate, but we do want you to know we are thinking of you all. I spoke with Warren a few days before we left for Arizona and he seemed positive and interested in getting the Monza back together for the next race.

I have many great memories of race stories,race people and all good things. He was interested in racing and in life. We will miss him.
God bless.
Mary & Dick Montgomery
Mary & Dick Montgomery
November 1, 2014
Dear Agor Family, My heart-felt condolences to you for the loss of your loving husband and father. I remember meeting Warren at Ryan-Katie wedding. You are a dear family. Peace to you, Peggy O'Donnell
Peggy O'Donnell
October 31, 2014
Dear Lynn, Mark and Lindsay, We are very sorry to hear about Warren's passing. Love all, Rick, Mary Ann, Dave & Alex
Richard Rourke
October 31, 2014
Lynn- I am so sorry to hear of Warren's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
October 31, 2014
To the Agor family and friends,sorry to hear of your loss. Enjoyed watching Warren race in SCCA, Trans-Am and Can-Am in the U.S. and Canada through the years. Recently saw him at The Glen for the vintage races. He was a hard worker who made his dreams come true and turned around and made other peoples dreams come true as well. He took the Checkered Flag way to early.
Rick Hughey
October 31, 2014
Mrs Agor, Mark and Lindsay,
I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I always remember coming to the pig roasts at your house! May God bless you during this difficult time.
Ashley Monnat ( Bryan )
October 31, 2014
To the Agor family, I'm sorry and saddened for your loss. I had the luck of camping next to Warren and his team a few times at the Watkins Glen State Park. We had some great times talking racing. Warren was a class guy. After a race, he would sit on the pit wall and be available to sign autographs for any who would make a request. He provided some of my greatest rac'en memories.

Race on,

Ed Dornig
Ed Donrig
October 31, 2014
My heart felt condolences for you, Lynn. So many memories from 1969 when I first met Warren and became involved with the '69 Camaro and the race team to years later spotting him on an old tractor,plowing up a field in our backyard, smiling away and enjoying every minute of it. Strength and peace be with you and the family. God bless, Phil & Becky DiCrasto
Phil DiCrasto
October 31, 2014
To Lynn and family, I am so saddened but I will treasure so many memories from working on the 69 camaro to watching Warren out plowing up land on a tractor in Fairport and loving every minute of it. Phil DiCrasto
October 31, 2014
I bought my first handicap van from Warren had a problem with the brakes one month later Mark took care of it. So sorry for your lose.
Buzz Sciorilli
October 31, 2014
My heart is saddened. I am very happy to have met your father. He has help Chase out a lot and made his dream come true. Chase loves driving and it is all because of Mr Agor that made this happen. Ypu all are in my thoughts. Love always Kristin C. Marcott
October 31, 2014
So sorry to hear about his passing. Thank you for your service to this country and creating an easy way for me to keep my mother mobile.
Tricia Fagan
October 30, 2014
We have been friends and business associates for only a few years in Syracuse, a racing legend and hero of mine for years. REST IN PEACE.
Mike Fantacone
October 30, 2014
Although our interactions were brief over a few years, he was a kind, caring, and determined father, coach and business man. I will always remember the sparkle in his eye as he would speak of his wife, and children, Mark and Lindsey. He coached girls travel soccer with knowledge, passion and a love of the game. He inspired many young girls - he just wanted to be a part of Lindsey's soccer experiences.
I am grateful to have known him and work with him briefly at Agor Enterprises.
My sympathy to his family.
Terry Cox
October 30, 2014
I always enjoyed Warren's spirit. Great competitor, great cars. He will be missed.
Hoyt Overbagh
October 30, 2014
Lynn, so sorry to hear of Warren's passing. I remember close to 40 years ago when he got us into the pits at Watkins Glen. He was always such a terrific guy. Keeping you and your children in my thoughts and prayers.
Wende (Harradine) West
October 30, 2014
Will always cherish the memory of the Hoselton Hustler. A really good guy.
Jan Hyde
October 30, 2014
My condolences to the Agor family. May you find comfort from God's word recorded at Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 regarding the loss of your love one.
October 30, 2014
So sorry to hear about Warren's passing, I saw him many times over the years, a great name in American road racing, he will be missed. I
Rich Martin
October 30, 2014
Paul Newman
October 30, 2014
Steve McQueen
October 30, 2014
Warren made a young guy's dream come true when he hired me to work on his race team 40 years ago. (He said he hired me because I said I'd work for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, which was about what we were paid!) He inspired me to aim high and work hard, but keep a sense of humor. He will always have a special place in my life and heart.
Tom Paolangeli
October 30, 2014
Dear Lynn , Mark and Lindsay, I am so sorry about Warren's passing. He helped me so much over the years with my van amd when others told me no , Warren said yes. Warren was the one that gave me back my liberties and for that I will always be greatful. It was n't just him it was his family and friends that make these things happen for people with limitations and dreams.

Thank You Warren for everything,

Tina
Tina Bohn-Martorana
October 30, 2014
Warren Agor Number 13
Warren was just one heckuva a guy. His racing prowess was legendary. My deepest condolences to Lynn, Mark, Lindsay and sister Nancy. He was well liked and will be remembered fondly.
Mark Alvut
October 30, 2014
Warren Agor Racing crew push the Monza onto starting grid at Watkins Glen July 1977
Dear Warren Agor family, my heartfelt and deepest condolences over the loss of Warren today. I, along with my long time buddy since high school, Bob Brandle from Fremont, Ca., were crewmembers for Warren's Agor Monza Racing team back in the 70s (I am helping to push Warren's Monza onto the starting grid for the Watkins Glen 6 Hours race, July 1977 in the photo I've attached, on drivers left, w/the bushy hair, large camera bag across my back!). Warren was an wonderful guy and a great racing driver, one of the best! I know he's now racing one of God's celestial chariots in the BIG race in heaven! I have been fighting my own battle with cancer this year, having defeated it. May God bless you all at this time, give you comfort and strength. Tony Mezzacca, Madison, NJ
Tony Mezzacca
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