1915 – 1940 (February 9)
Paul Wright Layng, son of Frank H. Layng and Frances Wright, was born in Carthage, New York on January 2, 1915. He was a graduate of Carthage’s Augustinian Academy in 1933 and entered Augustinian Academy, Staten Island, N.Y. as a post-graduate postulant. He entered the novitiate at New Hamburg, N.Y. in 1935, and was professed the following year. He pursued studies at Villanova College and was solemnly professed in September, 1939. He was to have graduated from Villanova in June, 1940.
Paul died in Misericordia Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, on Friday, February 9, 1940 at the age of 25, with his parents at his bedside. He had been ill with an intestinal ailment, complicated by peritonitis and bronchial pneumonia. He underwent a major operation from which he failed to rally.
His funeral was held on Monday, February 12, in Saint Thomas of Villanova Church. Burial followed in the Community Cemetery at Villanova. In addition to his parents, he was survived by a sister and a brother.