Ronald Joseph LaValle was born March 26, 1939 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He passed away November 2, 2012. Ron proudly served in the US Navy and was a very dedicated Veteran who loved his country. He went on to work for 3M Company where he was honored and named salesman of the year. He became a builder of homes until he started his own personnel recruitment company, Chemtech International Services. He had many passions: Harley Davidsons, airplanes, classic cars, boats, and weaponry. Ron was an avid Harley rider for 60 years and was a founding member of the Desert Riders Motorcycle Club as well as a proud volunteer/recruiter for the Palm Springs Air Museum, a member of the VFW, American Legion, Harley Owners Group (HOG), Abate, and American Legion Riders. He is survived by his loving wife Susie, 3 daughters, 2 grandsons, 2 great grandsons, his brother Luke & wife Nancy, and 2 nephews. He lived life to the fullest and will be missed by many friends, both here and abroad… and mostly by his family. Ciao Baby.
Published in The Desert Sun on January 20, 2013