David John Ager, PhD was born April 10, 1953, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England and died April 25, 2015.
He was the son of Fred and Joan Ager of Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.
Dave was an exceptional person. He received his PhD at an early age from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, in organic chemistry.
Through the years, he has worked as a professor in the UK as well as the US. He transitioned to the commercial sector, working for NutraSweet, Monsanto, Great Lakes Fine Chemicals, RCC Corp., 54, Inc. and DSM.
Dave was influential in many fields. He played a critical role as an expert witness in Federal patent litigation, while actively writing many articles on Chiral Chemistry and contributing to advanced chemistry textbooks. As the holder of several patents, he was a frequent lecturer around the world.
He will be greatly missed by his family, children, friends and colleagues. His wife, Susan LaJoie, his parents, Joan and Fred Ager, his siblings, Kate Howlett and family, Elaine Law and family, Colin Ager and family, survive him. Dave has 4 loving children: Tracy Bourdon-Thomas (Darren Thomas), Steven Ager, Christopher Ager, Paul Ager (Tina Belford), step-children, Graham LaJoie (Megan Hale) and Christine LaJoie. His grandchildren are Jonathon Bourdon, Keith Bourdon, Philip Bourdon, Craig Bourdon, Ashlee Ager, Avianna Ager, Grace Ager, and Henry Ager.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made through:
Memorial Service Friday, May 1, 2015, 1:30 PM at their home in Raleigh.