Anthony Tobin Layng

Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Winston-Salem, North Carolina


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Layng, Anthony TobinWinston-Salem, NC: Anthony (Tony) Layng, a Winston-Salem tennis enthusiast and an emeritus professor of anthropology, died on Sunday, June 12, 2011. (He would want it pointed out that he has neither "gone" somewhere nor "passed over" anything.) He was born in 1932 in New...

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We are saddened to hear of Tony's death. Tony was a brilliant man, a good neighbor, and an ardent nature lover as evidenced by his care for the woodland area surrounding our little ridgeside community. He will be missed.

Tony Layng was my professor, mentor, and friend during my time at Elmira College from 1980-1984. I learned much of what I know about anthropology from him. He was also very supportive of my work and encouraged my to continue my studies.

Tony was a remarkable man of many talents. He also had some strong progressive political beliefs that he put into action. I greatly benefited from his sharing with me his experiences working in the Deep South with the Civil Rights Movement in the...

Tony Layng was my main professor and mentor during my time at Elmira College from 198-1984. He was very supportive of my work an encouraged me to continue my studies in anthropology.

Tony was also a man of many talents and also strong progressive political convictions. His work in the Deep South with the Civil Rights Movement was remarkable. I greatly appreciated his sharing some of his experiences with me.

Kristin, your father was a remarkable person. You have my...

I was playing tennis tonight and Marylou told me about Tony. I am so sorry for your loss. What an interesting life the two of you had. May the many great memories help you in the days ahead. Love, Liz

Very sorry to read of Tony's death. However, I did love those opening lines about euphemisms. Left out of the obit was Tony's talent at car renovation, which may have been short lived. I remember once he bought a car which was lacking a sun roof. So, he bought a sun roof from the dealer, cut a hole himself in the roof and installed.
He was a great guy.

Kristin, I am so sorry about your loss. I know what complicated fathers are all about, having one myself. Your family is in the thoughts and prayers of both Shawn and myself.

Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about Tony. You two were the nicest most pleasant couple when you played on my mixed doubles tennis team. You are in my prayers.

Donna, I was very sorry to see Tony's obituary today. He was a good colleague for many years here at EC. Please know that you & he are in my thoughts.

Donna, It is with great sympathy that I read of the death of your beloved Tony. He was a great human being, and an amazing athlete. I have very fond memories of our tennis exploits. What a competitor! He always made the person he played with a better player. One of the nicest and most considerate people on the planet. He will be missed by many, and certainly remembered by many. All the best to you...Hal McKinnon