SEYMOUR \u2014 Longtime Seymour High School teacher and member of the Board of Selectmen Karen Stanek was remembered fondly after news of her death spread Saturday. Online records showed Stanek was 70. \u201cI was saddened to hear the news,\u201d said Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller. \u201cKaren was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cared greatly about her family.\u201d Miller said Stanek was a dedicated educator and member of the Board of Selectmen. \u201cKaren was quick to put the needs of others before her own,\u201d he said. \u201cShe will be greatly missed by not only me, but many people all around Seymour.\u201d Before becoming a teacher at Seymour High School, Stanek graduated from the school herself in 1966. She taught at the school for 35 years and created and led a mock trial team at the high school. Stanek received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Board of Education in 2016. On the Board of Selectmen, Stanek served alongside Miller, Al Bruno, Robert Findley, Annmarie A. Drugonis, Stephan Behuniak and Trisha Danka.