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Dr. Rodrigue V. Lauzon, Sr.

October 24, 1937 - February 18, 2022

Dr. Rodrigue V. “Rod” Lauzon, Sr., age 84, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on October 24, 1937, he was a son of the late Rodrigue and Alice (LaCombe) Lauzon.

Rod was a graduate of University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College, The University of Connecticut, and earned his doctorate degree in Colloid Chemistry from the Clarkson College of Technology. Rod had a successful career as a research scientist both in the oil drilling industry and paper chemicals. He had many publications throughout his career and is credited as the Inventor on 8 U.S. Patents. Rod ultimately retired in 2000 from Hercules Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware. He was an avid table tennis player and played with the Delaware Senior Olympics. Rod was an animal lover and had a special place in his heart for his beloved German shepherds, especially Max. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Andrea and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Rod was preceded in death by his brothers, Ernie and Ray Lauzon. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Andrea (Cole) Lauzon; children, Alicia Taschner (Edward), Rod Lauzon, Jr. (Cristen), David Brown (Sandra), and Christian Brown; sister-in-law, Margaret Lauzon; 9 grandchildren, Leah, Alex, Jake, Jackson, Ryan, Riley, Sydni, Ainsley, and Halle; and his great granddaughter, Charlee.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will be held at 11 am. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rod’s memory to the Parkinson’s Wellness Fund, 1077 Hi Point Street, Los Angeles, CA 90035.

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  • Our condolences to you and all of our extended family. Uncle Bobby was such a wonderful person, had a very dry Lauzon sense of humour. Bob remembers Uncle Bobby spending the night before our wedding trying to convince him not to marry me or was it into the Lauzon clan – haha. He didn’t listen! Can still hear his distinctive laugh! Will miss you but will always remember.
    Love Mich, Bob, Matthew (Alina) & Sean (Aleks)

  • My sincere sympathies Alicia to you and your family.

  • We are so sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. We were blessed to have had you as neighbors (thank you for allowing “Max” to be my walk buddy)?and really blessed to have you as friends. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Andrea. I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a good guy. Rod and Dave worked together for many years at Hercules and became such good friends, He will be missed by many. Love, Vicki

  • We were so sorry to hear about Rod, we enjoyed being able to get together with Rod, you and Max.

  • Sending our condolences to you & your family Andrea, so Sorry for your loss

  • Kathy and I offer our sincere condolences to Andrea and the Lauzon family. I knew Rod, our next door neighbor, primarily through our common interest in ping pong. Although 20 years my senior he would whip my rear with his fine ball control. He taught me some important pointers about the game. We traveled together to the Newark senior center to play ping pong or just played at our clubhouse in Silver Maple Farm. Rest in peace Rod.
    Bob and Kathy Farber

  • So sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in prayer

  • Rod was a wonderful neighbor in Mendenhall Village in Hockessin and an even better associate at Hercules’ Research Center.
    Condolences to Andrea and the children.
    Rest in eternal peace Rod.

  • Rod Jr, I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My condolences to you and your family.

  • I am sorry to hear of Rod’s passing. I worked with Rod at Hercules in the 1980s in the Paper Technology group. He was a good scientist and a joy to work with. I can still hear his laugh.

  • I remember Rod as a friend and mentor who helped me often when we worked in the Paper Group at Hercules. Any conversation with him, however technical, was sure to include some humor and often some laughs. He helped me often.

  • Dear Andrea,
    We were so sorry to hear about Rod and we extend to you our deepest condolences. It was really fun getting to know you and Rod for the short time we spent together, and we pray you may find comfort and peace. I really enjoyed having someone to speak French with!
    Prayers for you,
    Kris and Rick Cassar

  • So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My sincere sympathies Rod Jr. to you and your extended family. May you find strength from all the amazing laughs and memories that you have created over the years.

  • I worked with Rod in the late 1980’s and 90’s at Hercules. He was a great colleague, a really good and insightful scientist, and just plain fun to work with. Never a dull moment. My condolences to Rod’s extended family.

  • We are truly sorry for your loss. The legacy Dr. Lauzon leaves behind is evident in the lives he touched and the lives he influenced.

  • We only met briefly on your visit to Scotland. Lovely man. Thinking of you all on this sad day. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • I knew Rod at the Univ. of Connecticut when we were both graduate students. At Christmas time in 1961, we went to Hull, Quebec together to visit his mother. That was my first time in Canada. Now I’m retired here in BC, Canada.