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Aug. 14, 1974 – Aug. 4, 2014

Caryn J. Reardon, a Depew elementary school teacher, died Monday after a long battle with cancer. She was 39.

Mrs. Reardon, of Lancaster, was born in Buffalo. She graduated from Depew High Schoo, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Brockport State College and a master’s in elementary education from Buffalo State College.

She worked as a teacher at Cayuga Heights Elementary School in Depew, starting in 1998.

Mrs. Reardon received the Educator of the Year Award in 2011 from the Depew Teachers Organization, the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012 from Buffalo Niagara Chapter 0047 of Phi Delta Kappa and an award from the Western New York Educational Service Council in recognition of exemplary contributions to students in 2013.

She organized a Ride for Roswell team known as “Get Busy Living,” and, with her husband, Daniel, raised more than $81,000 for the cancer center over the last five years.

She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

In addition to her husband, survivors include her parents, Beverly and Paul Brown, and two sisters, Michele Weber and Colleen Scott.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.