Cape Gazette

Peter A. Layton, worked as engineer

Dec 29, 2013

Peter Anthony Layton of Ellendale died suddenly due to heart failure Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

Peter was born in Wilmington, the son of Edwina (Emery) Layton and the late Caesar Rodney Layton. Peter received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Delaware and worked as an engineer up until his death. Peter enjoyed gardening, cooking, literature, world traveling and living life to the fullest.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lauren Copans. He is survived by his mother, Edwina Emery Layton of Milford; one sister, Barbara Cheyney, of Ocean View; one brother, Caesar R. Layton and his wife Nitara, of Washington, D.C.; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Peter's Life was held Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Lofland Funeral Home, Milford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Delaware S.P.C.A. - Sussex Chapter, 22918 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown, DE 19947.


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