July 26, 1933 ~ September 12, 2010
Resided in: Arden, NC
Donald Layer Arden, NC ~ Donald "Don" Layer, 77, of Arden and formerly of Stuart, FL, died Sunday, September 12, 2010 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock. A native of Queens, NY he was a son of the late Julius and Mary Romann Layer. He retired from Southern Bell and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Don is survived by two daughters, Donna L. DeLoach, and her husband Michael, of Arden and Julie L. Gillespie, and her husband, Greg, of Arden; one son, Matthew Layer of Asheville; ex-wife and mother of his children, Margaret "Maggie" Layer of Asheville; one brother, George Layer of Abbeville, SC; five grandchildren, Ryan, Lauren and Conner DeLoach and Aidan and Emily Gillespie as well as several nieces and nephews. A Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 17, 2010 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church with Father Adrian Porras officiating. The family graciously asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.