Carolyn Jean Mayadas
Mayadas, Carolyn Jean

Carolyn Jean Mayadas, 71, of Chappaqua, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She was born to the late Dr. Frederick and Anita Barr, July 16, 1942, in Dayton, OH. Carolyn graduated from Fairmont High School in Dayton in 1958, and received a BS from SUNY Cortland in math education and an MS from Iona College, in math and computer science education. She married her true love, Dr. Ashok Frank Mayadas in 1962, and they shared 51 active and enriching years together in NY and CA and traveling extensively. Carolyn was a high school math and computer science teacher, most recently at Hunter College High School, where she started the computer science lab and retired in 2010, leaving a thriving networked IT environment. She was passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students. She was also an avid volunteer for many organizations.

Carolyn had a most infectious joy for life and indomitable pursuit of making every moment a celebration for those around her.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, two daughters, Christina Mayadas Lawrence and Jennifer Mayadas Dering, each of whom considered her their very best friend; two loving sons-in-law, Bryan Lawrence and Kenneth Dering, and four grandchildren, Tomasz and Anna Lawrence and Alexander and Zachery Dering, to whom she was "Grammy Extraordinaire." She is also survived by her loving siblings, Anne Barr Doll, Beverly Barr Heyduk, Dr. Frederick G. Barr III, and Dr. Stephen A. Barr, and their families.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (

A memorial service will be held at Bedford Presbyterian Church, 44 Village Green, Bedford, NY on November 9th at 2pm.

Published by The Journal News on Nov. 3, 2013.
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Frank, my heart goes out to you and your family in this time of such sadness and loss. I truly enjoyed the times I was honored to spend with Carolyn. Her love of family, travel and education were inspiring. May you find peace in your cherished memories of the years you were blessed to spend with Carolyn.
Sandi Fecteau
November 11, 2013
Frank - Our hearts go out to you and your family. We are much better people to have known Carolyn; her sharp insight, quick smile and laughter. Wishing you peace. Your friends at UIS.
Ray Schroeder
November 10, 2013
Frank, My heartfelt sympathies; I hope you find peace in remembering 51 happy years,
Karen Swan
November 10, 2013
Oh, I have so many fond memories of playing around your home. I remember many a day laughing in the kitchen as we discussed funny things. What I didn't know as a kid then was what a great love for live or compassion and kindness you glowed with spreading warmth, happiness, friendship and an always welcoming home. You are a true angel, always making us fell welcome and loved.
James Collier
November 8, 2013
She was a really special woman. She will be missed.
Emily Stewart
November 6, 2013
We are so very sorry for your loss. The Mayadas family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Eric & Mercedes Fredericksen
November 6, 2013
Dear Ashok, Christine and Jenny, very very sad news. Do accept our condolences. Carolyn was such a lovely person. She will be missed by all of us. Girish and Beulah Kaushik Mumbai India
November 6, 2013
Judy and I have such fond memories of visiting you and Carolyn at Shasta and having you at our house in California. We loved our conversations with Carolyn and are deeply saddened about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Andy and Judy DiPaolo
November 5, 2013
Dear Frank, on behalf of Woodstock School we send our condolences at this sad time. A marriage of more than 50 years will have left you with many warm memories at this time of grief; may they be a comfort to you and your family.
Jonathan Long
November 5, 2013
We were saddened to hear about Carolyn. Our heartfelt condolences to Jenny, Christina and Ashok. Much love, Bubly & Chanakya Kocherla
November 4, 2013
Dear Frank, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. As you know I've always had very nice conversation with Carolyn when she comes to visit. Stay strong my friend.
Chris Sia
November 4, 2013
This is such a shock to us -- we had not seen the announcement. Carolyn will be sorely missed by all her friends and family. May she rest in peace.
Azim and Lolita Mayadas
November 4, 2013
With warm regards to Jen, Christina and Ashok, so sorry for the loss of your loved one.
With fond memories of Carolyn,
David Adams
November 3, 2013
With sympathy ahd God's kind solace to the family!
Evelia and Oliver Massey
November 3, 2013
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