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Andrew Robert Lee Cayton


1954 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Cayton Andrew Robert Lee Cayton. Surrounded by his loving family, Andrew Robert Lee Cayton passed away in Columbus, Ohio, on December 17, 2015, after a seven-month battle with cancer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 9, 1954, and graduated from Marietta (Ohio) High School in 1972. Drew received his B.A. in History from the University of Virginia (1976), and his A.M. (1977) and Ph.D. (1981) in History from Brown University. An eminent scholar of Early American and Atlantic World History as well as a gifted teacher, he taught at Harvard University, Wellesley College, Ball State University, Miami University, Leiden University, and The Ohio State University. At Miami University, his academic home for twenty-five years, he held the title of University Distinguished Professor. In Fall of 2015, he moved to The Ohio State University to occupy the Warner Woodring Chair in History. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mary Kupiec Cayton; his daughters, Elizabeth (Victor) Broccoli, Cranford, New Jersey, and Hannah (Mark Tucci), Canton, Michigan; and grandson, Elliott Cayton Broccoli. He is also survived by sisters, Renanne (Jeffrey) Welch, Marietta; Amy (J. Robert) Lazear, Columbus; Ellen S. Cayton, Columbus; and Daphne (Terry) Styer, Marietta; also by ten nieces and nephews; and by hundreds of friends and colleagues; and by thousands of former students. A memorial service will take place on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 2 p.m., at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 25 E. Walnut St., Oxford, OH (45056) The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute of The Ohio State University, or to the National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park, NC. Arrangements entrusted with JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 West Fifth Avenue, Columbus (43212). Condolences may be sent via www.johnquint.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 21, 2015
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