Leon H Layton
October 16, 1930 – April 12, 2018
Leon H. Layton, known to friends as "Lee", passed away on April 12, 2018 at the age of 87 years.
Lee will be forever remembered by his beloved wife and best friend Rose, and his sons and their wives, Richard (Karen), Stephen (Diane), James (Lee Ann) and Joseph (Elizabeth). Lee will be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Lee will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, including Cathy Layton of Sarasota, nephews and extended family and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard T. Layton.
Lee served in the Army Medical Corps during the Korean War and was discharged as first lieutenant in 1945. He is an alumnus of University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Harvard Business School.
A native of Chester, Pennsylvania, Lee began his career in banking in 1945 at the Delaware County National Bank in Chester, Pennsylvania. DCNB merged and became Southeast National Bank where Lee was promoted to Senior Vice President and head of lending. In 1980 he was elected President and CEO of Frankford Trust Company, where he later became Chairman.
During his banking career, Lee served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Penn Delco School District, Chester Rural Cemetery, National Foundation of the March of Dimes, Riddle Hospital, Robert Morris Associates, Tyler Arboretum, and Abington Hospital.
Lee retired from banking in 1994 when he and Rose relocated to Sarasota. Here he served purposefully and tirelessly on the finance committees of Bay Village and Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, where he and Rose served as elders.
Friends and family can attend a Celebration of Lee's Life at Pine Shores Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 28 at 12:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, 6135 Beechwood Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231.
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Leon H Layton
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LEEANN JAMES LAYTON
April 15, 2018
We remember when we went to the Ranch for Thanksgiving and it was a blast, Grandpop Always says the Blessings every time, It is going to be really hard when the Holidays, Birthdays come around. Love and Miss you dearly Dad.
April 14, 2018
Grandpa Layton was a very nice guy to me. He was always happy and He made us all happy when we went to go see him.
Grandpa Layton had a kind soul and a good heart. Then one day the good lord decided that it was time they met face to face to become better friends.
I believe he will be very happy there.
I do miss him and sometimes i cry but grandpa is haveing family reunion up in heaven
April 14, 2018
JAMES & LEEANN LAYTON
April 13, 2018
A LOVING ANGEL TOOK DAD'S HAND AND GUIDED HIM TO THE PROMISE LAND.
LEEANN REMEMBERS WHEN SHE FIRST MET MY DAD MY FAMILY WAS HAPPY TO SEE US HAPPY.
DAD WILL ALWAYS BE OUR BEST FRIEND. WE WILL SEE AND REMEMBER THE HAPPY TIMES WE HAD TOGETHER.
LOVE AND MISS YOU DAD. XOXOXOXOXO