Ronald David LaRoche Sr., 73, of Westford, passed away on April 5th, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born in South Berwick, ME and spent his grade school years in Lowell, MA. He has been a resident of Westford for the past 23 years. Ron was a natural entrepreneur, incorporating and operating The Westford Chemical Company. He created and patented an environmentally safe product, Bio Solve, which was used during the Valdez oil spill as well as by fire departments around the world. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him and he will remain in his family's hearts forever. Ronald is predeceased by his parents, Armand Joseph LaRoche and Agnes Grace (Vachon) LaRoche and brothers, Armand and Paul. He leaves his loving wife, Sueyo (Fajimoto) LaRoche of Westford; two sons, Ronald LaRoche Jr. of Worcester and Stephen LaRoche of Westford; two daughters, Karen LaRoche of Harvard, MA and Judy Peterson of Acton, MA; two step-daughters, Michelle Breton and her husband Ray of Ventura, CA and Kelly Hulbert of New York, NY; 2 brothers, Richard LaRoche and his wife Shirley of FL and Gary LaRoche and his wife Pearl of FL; 4 sisters, Sandy Mancini of Windham, NH, Linda Mello and her husband Allen of Amherst, NH, Pam Chartrand and her husband Donald of Hudson, NH, Donna Jump and her husband Clay of West Warren, MA; two grandchildren, Jessica and Lucas LaRoche; two step-grandchildren, Dylann and Logan Breton; a best friend, Glenn Callahan and Ron's dear canine companion, Mark.At the request of the family, services are private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the M.S.P.C.A. at www.mspca.org.