LLOYD DEAN LAYAW, age 89, of NYS Rt. 222 and formerly Potsdam, Dryden, Etna, NY and Florida passed away Monday, April 22, 2013 at the Cortland Memorial Hospital after lengthy illness. Lloyd was born in Norwood, NY the 10th of eleven children of the late George and Delia Tebo Layaw. He was raised in Norwood, NY and served honorably in the US Army Air Corps in Africa and upon returning home was married to the former C. Jean Sanford of Ithaca who passed away in 1987. Later he was married to Shirley Barber Clark Layaw who passed in 2008. Lloyd was employed as a carpenter with Local Union #603 and was a member of the Finger Lakes Post 961, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Moose and Eagles Lodges. He enjoyed remodeling homes, bowling, his two cats, Frisky and Kilroy, music, playing his guitars and organ as well as and reading, especially his extensive collection of Louis LAmour books.
Survivors include his children, Charlotte Kerns of Annapolis, MD, Susan (Les Sandman) Stein of Ithaca, Victoria Pierce of Ithaca, Pamela (Bernie) White of Groton and Douglas (Lori Bartholomew) of Cortland; a brother, Paul Layaw of Potsdam; three step-children, Ronald (Julie) Clark of Ithaca, Richard (Cindy) Clark of McGraw and Sandra (Jerry) Mascho of Oregon; 12 grandchildren; and many great and step grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; two spouses and a grandson, Benjamin Stein.
Memorial services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, May 4th at the Perkins Funeral Home with Rev. David H. Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in Willow Glen Cemetery, Dryden when military honors will be provided by members of the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home Ritual Team and members of Finger Lakes Post 961, VFW. Friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM, Saturday prior to the memorial service and also at a reception at the DVMH after the burial. Friends are asked to consider a memorial to a charity of their choice. www.perkinsfuneralhome.com