Lawrence Reardon Obituary (1944 – 2021) – Walnut Creek, CA

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Laurent Thomas Reardon
1944 – 2021
Resident of Danville
Lawrence “Larry” Thomas Reardon, 76, of Danville, Calif., died November 12, 2021.
Larry was born in 1944 to Marie and Francis Reardon and grew up in Walnut Creek, California. A longtime resident of Contra Costa County, he attended Las Lomas High School where he played football and baseball. But the highlight of his high school career was meeting his future wife, Lynne. Larry then attended Diablo Valley College and Saint Mary’s College for a short time and later earned a BA in Marketing from San Francisco State University. In 1971, after dating for 10 years, Larry and Lynne got married and started their new life together.
Larry began his career as a roofer in 1961 and completed his apprenticeship a few years later. After several years on the roof, he moved into the office in 1969 and took over Enterprise Roofing Service in 1984. Larry built a successful business that continues today. In addition to the company, he has donated his time to numerous benefit plan trusts and industry trade associations.
But Larry’s pride and joy was the life he built with Lynne during their 41 years together. Larry has dedicated his life to supporting his wife, their three children, their respective spouses and 7 grandchildren. Larry and Lynne believed in the importance of a quality public school education and worked tirelessly to support the local school district, supporting bond measures and fundraising efforts for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation.
Larry believed that youth sports were an incredible opportunity for children and he supported these organizations at all levels. He jumped at the chance to coach each of his children’s soccer and baseball teams. He also took great pride in giving kids the resources they needed by donating equipment, officiating games, sponsoring “Challenger” teams, and even replacing a dugout roof or two. Over the years, Larry has held several leadership positions, including five years as President of the Mustang Soccer League and six years as an active board member of the Monte Vista High School Athletic Boosters Club.
Larry could have a gruff demeanor, a towering stature, and for many years, an imposing set of cowboy boots, which created a tough personality. This character hid his giant heart. Those who knew Larry well can attest that he was an incredibly genuine, honest, loyal, hardworking and generous man. Irish at heart, Larry loved the opportunity to host team reunions, high school reunions, and any other celebration that meant bringing family and friends together. He lived by the concept “the more the merrier”.
Larry also had a great love for the outdoors. He loved camping and had a particular passion for fishing. In his early days, he enjoyed diving for abalone and going deep sea fishing. But, his favorite fishing trips were the ones he took with his sons and stepfather to Alaska. Larry loved raising chickens in his backyard and loved delivering his Reardon Ranch organic eggs to friends. He loved to travel, but towards the end of each trip he was always ready to come home.
Larry was devastated by Lynne’s death in November 2012. A few years after her passing, Larry had the good fortune to meet and then marry Patricia Davis in 2018. Larry often praised Pat and expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation. In particular, he appreciated how she took such good care of him as his health deteriorated. Together they had the chance to travel and enjoy all the gifts retirement has to offer. But the time Larry enjoyed the most was their shared time on the back deck, visiting with each other, family and friends.
Larry is survived by his wife Patricia, his three children from his marriage to Lynne Reardon, Steven Reardon (Sarah) of Danville, CA, Samantha Reardon Carter (Tim) of Lafayette, CA, and Michael Reardon (Lindsey) of Danville, CA, 7 grandchildren and sister Susan Potter (John) of Alameda, CA.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA 94526 on May 27, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Reardon Family Fund for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
For the Reardon Family Fund: Donations can be made online at www.srvef.org/donate; choose the SRVEF Endowment and Major Gifts Fund; select that the donation is in honor/memory of someone; and enter the Reardon family fund. Donations can also be made by check, payable to San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, and mailed to: San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, Major Gifts and Endowment Fund, c/o The Reardon Family Fund, 3280 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon, CA 94583.
For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Donations can be made online at http://giftfunds.stjude.org/Larry_Reardon or by check payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and mailed to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published by East Bay Times on January 29, 2022.

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