---- — CADYVILLE — Jeffrey C. "Jeff" Layhee, 71, of State Route 3, Cadyville, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh with his loving family by his side.
He was born in Plattsburgh, Oct. 7, 1941, the son of Charles and Edna (McCormick) Layhee. He graduated from Saranac Central School in 1962 and received his certification through Plattsburgh State.
After graduation he worked for several area companies including, Gratto Trucking in Dannemora, McMartin Motors in Plattsburgh, F.W. Jenkins Construction in Plattsburgh, various other construction companies, taught services station attendance at BOCES, and lastly taught automotive repair at the Clinton Correctional Facility prior to retiring in 2002. Following retirement he operated an excavating business.
Jeff enjoyed camping, and especially enjoyed working in his garage repairing vehicles, and operating his excavator and skid steer. His true love however was spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Judy (Jewell) Layhee, whom he married April 18, 1964 at St. Jame's Church in Cadyville; daughter, Amy of Cadyville; son, Michael and his wife Lisa of Plattsburgh; four granddaughters, Morgan Ashline of Plattsburgh, Regan Ashline of Saranac, and Brooke and Olivia Layhee of Plattsburgh; great-grandson, Tyler of Saranac; siblings, JoAnn Layhee of Morrisonville, Cindy Layhee of Plattsburgh, Chuck and wife Maureen of Malone, Bill and wife Kim of Vermontville, Jim and his wife Wanda of Morrisonville, and Rich and wife Sandy of Dannemora; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, on both Jeff and Judy's family sides.
He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Jack; sister, Lisa; and grandson, Derek.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A prayer service will follow at 6 p.m. In the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Monsignor Lawrence M. Deno, pastor of St. Jame's Church in Cadyville, officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in St. Jame's Cemetery in Cadyville.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Cadyville Fire Department.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. To light an online candle and offer condolences in the memory of Jeff Layhee please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com