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.