November 9, 2020 at age 91 years. Carl was born on May 16, 1929 in Rochester, NY to the late Peter and Frances (Clauson) Hayton. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers; Bill, Irving “Punch”, Doug, & Laverne “Dutch” Hayton and sisters, Ginny Cappi, Clarabelle Morey, and Esther Willard. Survived by children; Steve Hayton of Honeoye and Bonnie Cunningham of Skaneateles; grandchildren, Tom (Lauren) Cunningham and Justin (Trisha) Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Paxton and Savannah; and sister Delora Young. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Carl was a simple man of few words, but his actions would speak louder than his words. From humble beginnings growing up as a farmer during the Great Depression. He demonstrated perseverance and a solid work ethic and became a heavy equipment operator and a master carpenter. Carl’s life touched his family, neighbors and friends; as a highly skilled craftsman remodeling homes, building kitchen cabinets and plowing snow for his neighbors. Carl was an active, proud member of the Operating Engineers Union – Local 832. He enjoyed afternoon toddies, hunting and fishing trips with his family and friends and he knew the importance of teaching the younger generation a proper handshake. Carl always demanded perfection in his work and instilled that work ethic in his family. In his later years Carl enjoyed telling stories to younger generations. A simple man, who would smile brightly when he was presented with chocolate cream pie, will be missed by all who knew him.
A private graveside service, with military honors, was held at Richmond Center Cemetery, Honeoye, NY. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Carl’s memory to the Hemlock Sportsman’s Club (DEC Youth Camp Program), PO Box 113, Hemlock, NY 14466. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com