James D. Layfield
James D. Layfield, 63 of
6051 Hall Hill Road,passed away peacefully Sunday (Feb.29, 2004) at his home.
Born in Bradford,PA.,March 12, 1940,a son of Dean and Alice Madison Layfield, Jim came to reside in Canisteo early in hislife, and returned to settle in Canisteoin 1986. He received a degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University in 1964, and completed postgraduate work at Case Western Universityin Cleveland, Ohio.He was employed at the LaMont Geological Observatory(At Columbia University) in Research andDevelopment, the Air PreHeater in Wellsville; asAssistant Professor in Research at the University of Hawaii; Farro Corp., in Cleveland, Ohio; Baker Perkins in Michigan,and later at Morrison-Knudsen and Alstom in Hornellprior to his retirement in 2000.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, 2 sister, Donna Layfield Dickinson and Betty LayfieldGlosser as well as his brother, Danny Layfield.
Surviving are his wife, Nadine "Denie"Lain Layfieldof Canisteo
4 daughters- Elaine "Kitten" Brown of Canisteo
Angela "Koco" Dunham ofCanisteo
Anita "Pookie" Hall of Bath
Teresa "Lani" Layfield of Florida
1 Sister- Dorothy Layfield "Tio" Washburn of California
Jason andJames (Ashley) Christian
1 Great Grandson- Kayden Christian
Several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
The family will be present to receive friends at the BROWN& POWERS FUNERAL HOME
6 SpruceStreet, Canisteo from 7-9 PMon Wednesday . Funeralservices will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM, with Ms. Elaine Brown officiating.
In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make memorialcontributions to the Canisteo Ambulance Fund, % Gerald Bertram. 42 Fourth St., Canisteo,NY or to the Alfred UniversityObservatory Fund, % Gift Processing, Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802