J Preston Layton

James Preston Layton II

Obituary

JAMES PRESTON LAYTON II 

COLCHESTER, VT - James Preston Layton II, 66, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at his residence at Fort Ethan Allen. Preston was the son of the late J. Preston Sr. and Mary (Early) Layton. He graduated from Hill School, Yale University and received his master's from St. Michael's College. He had been a reporter with The Daily News in New York City and served with the 25th infantry (Tropical Lightning) during the Vietnam War. 

Pres will be dearly missed by his family, Katherine Layton of Essex Junction; Stacy and Benjamin Demeo, Brendan and Kathleen Layton , Jon Layton, Benjamin Demeo Jr.; and his son Preston, Chloe Cahill and Adam Durant, and their children, Grace and Hudson. 

We will miss his free spirit and the twinkle in his eye. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m., at Christ Church Presbyterian on Redstone Campus, UVM. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to Disabled American Veterans, White River Junction, VT 05001. Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral Service, Burlington.

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