LAYTON C. BINON, “Barney” of Solon. January 29, 1928 – February 11, 2019. Beloved husband of Rosemary (nee Robinson) married 69 years; loving father of Barbara Lovelace, Patricia (Tom) Andreas, Theresa (Michael) Mullen, Dolores (Russ) Jones, Tom Binon, Rosemarie (Scott) Howell, Rebecca (Patrick) Wood, and the late Mary Catherine, Michael, and infants Judy Ann and Mary Michaela; cherished grandfather of 17; great grandfather of nine; brother of the late Milton and Carol. Mass of Christian Burial Friday February 15, 11AM at St. Rita Church, 32820 Baldwin Rd., Solon. Interment Negaunee Cemetery, Marquette County, MI. Family will visit with friends at Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Rd., Solon, FROM 2-4 and 6-8 PM THURSDAY, AND ONE HOUR PRIOR TO MASS AT ST. RITA ON FRIDAY. Memorials may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Barney is survived by his wife, Rosemary, and seven of his nine children. He sponsored three Chinese students and established lasting friendships with their families. Barney spent his life exploring for minerals in iron mines and coal fields throughout the United States, and a brief period in Iran in the 1950s. In retirement, he continued his professional life exploring for gold and silver in Montana. Barney was very active in St. Rita Church, Knights of Columbus, his professional societies, and his political party. His work involved lots of travel, and continued in retirement, as he and Rosemary together traveled the globe. He particularly enjoyed feeding the birds and chasing the squirrels away from the feeders. Barney wearing his Greek Fisherman cap with all the pins was a regular for morning coffee at the Chicago Deli. His twinkling eyes and engaging smile endeared him to all he met. Barney devoted his life to God, to family and to work.