James Peyton

Obituary of James J. Peyton

James J. Peyton, 86, was born in Scranton, PA on March 8, 1935 and passed away on April 11, 2021 at Elizabeth Church Manor after a lengthy illness. Jim was predeceased by his parents Basil J. and Mary McGowan Peyton, his sister Joan T. Peyton and brother Thomas B. Peyton. Jim is survived by his loving wife Kay Cawley Peyton of 58 years and his children and their spouses James J. and Heidi G. Peyton of Orford, NH, Basil C. and Kami L. Peyton of Duluth, GA and Kenneth M. and Judith W. Peyton of Saratoga Springs., NY. He leaves behind his adored grandchildren Sophronia C. Williams, Shamus G. Peyton, Lily Kay Peyton, Harrison B. Peyton, Alexandra W. Peyton, Marguerite P. Peyton and K. Michael Peyton and a great granddaughter, Olive, due in September. Jim is also survived by sisters in law, several nieces and a nephew. Jim also leaves behind his wonderful Pennsylvania cousins and many dear friends in Broome County and Cape Cod. Jim was a graduate of the University of Scranton where he played basketball and served as a President of their Alumni Association. He was a sales representative for MassMutual Life Insurance Company for 34 years and a longtime member of the Million Dollar Round Table. He was a member of the boards of the Southern Tier Zoological Society and the Binghamton YMCA. Jim had many passions: golf, basketball, gardening, running out of the YMCA with his friends, platform tennis, cross country skiing, walking and making a great Manhattan. Above all, he was passionate about his family. Jim and Kay spent 30 years at their beloved Cape Cod home where Jim loved designing and planting his fabulous gardens. We would like to thank his caregivers, especially Amira Davis, at Brookdale Vestal West who were his family for 20 months and more recently the staff at Elizabeth Church Manor. Donations may be made to the Discovery Center, 60 Morgan Road, Binghamton, NY 13903 or a charity of your choice. Due to health restrictions, a celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date.
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