Lawrence Thomas Reardon, 76, of Danville, California, passed away in November 2021. Reardon was born in 1944 to Marie and Francis Reardon and was raised in Walnut Creek, California. A lifelong 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, whom he married in 1971. Reardon went on to attend Diablo Valley College and Saint Mary’s College for a short time and later graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in marketing.
Reardon began his career as a roofing contractor in 1961 and completed his apprenticeship a few years later. After a number of years on the roof, he transitioned to working in the office in 1969 and took ownership of Enterprise Roofing Service in 1984, a successful business that endures today. In addition to the business, he volunteered his time to numerous employee benefit plan trusts and industry trade associations.
Reardon’s pride and joy was the life he built with Lynne over their 41 years together. Larry dedicated his life to supporting his wife, their three children, their respective spouses, and seven grandchildren. Reardon believed youth sports were an incredible opportunity for kids and he supported these organizations at every level. 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 teams, and even replacing a dugout roof or two.
Those who knew Reardon well can attest that he was an incredibly genuine, honest, loyal, hard-working, and generous man. He enjoyed camping and had a special love for fishing. He enjoyed diving for abalone and going deep-sea fishing, but his favorite fishing trips were those he took with his sons and father-in-law to Alaska. He enjoyed raising chickens in his backyard and loved delivering his organic Reardon Ranch eggs to friends.
Reardon was devastated by Lynne’s death in November 2012. A few years after her passing, he was fortunate to meet and later marry Patricia Davis in 2018. He often raved about Patricia and expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation for her. In particular, he appreciated the way she took such great care of him as his health deteriorated. Together, they had the chance to travel and enjoy all the gifts retirement has to offer.
Reardon is survived by his wife Patricia, his three children from his marriage to Lynne Reardon, seven grandchildren, and his sister. A memorial mass will be held at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville, California, on May 27, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made either to The Reardon Family Fund for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.