Allan Layton Obituary, Death – At the age of 72, Allan R. Layton, who resided in Whitehouse, passed away at his residence on the 20th of December, 2022. On January 29, 1950, he was the only child to be born to Allan A. Layton and Miriam Ruth Quinn Layton. He was born in Somerville. He had lived in Whitehouse for the entirety of his life. Allan served as the Fire Marshall for Hunterdon County for a total of 12 years before the position was eventually eliminated in 2005. In addition to that, he worked for the fire departments of Tewksbury Township and Califon Borough for a while.
At the Hunterdon County Fire Academy, he had been a fire training instructor for several years. After serving in the role of Fire Marshall, Allan went on to work as a bus driver for the school systems in Readington and Branchburg, and then for The Midland School, where he will remain until his retirement in the year 2020. Mr. Layton was a life member of the East Whitehouse Fire Department and served as a volunteer firefighter there for many decades. During that time, he held the positions of chief, president, and longtime secretary until approximately four months ago.
After years of playing baseball and softball competitively, he became an umpire in the sport. Bowling was another one of his hobbies, and he participated in a number of leagues during his younger years. He was a fan of stock racing and would go to various locations to watch the races. At one point in his life, he worked as a member of the pit crew at Flemington Speedway. In addition to being a devoted supporter of Notre Dame, he was a fan of Nascar and enjoyed building and collecting model cars.
Both Allan’s father, Allan A. Layton, who passed away on April 14, 2011, and his mother, Miriam Ruth Layton, who passed away on June 2, 2018, came before him in death. Mr. Layton is survived by two grandsons, Gavin and Stanley Layton, as well as his three sons, Allan R. Layton, Jr. of Flemington, Adam F. Layton of Whitehouse Station, and Michael J. Layton and his wife, Amy, of Stockton. On Wednesday, December 28, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, friends and family are welcome to pay their respects at the Layton Funeral Home, which is located at 475 Main Street in Bedminster.
At two in the afternoon, there will be a funeral service held at the funeral home. Bedminster Reformed Church Cemetery was chosen for the interment. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the East Whitehouse Fire Department, which can be sent to the following address: P.O. Box 151, Whitehouse, New Jersey 08888.