Robert Harold Clayton, 85, of Cary, NC, passed away on March 28th, 2016.

Robert was born on March 3rd, 1931, in Glens Falls, New York, to the late Reginald and Gladys Verona Coon Clayton.

Robert was a brilliant physicist and optical engineer with many patents. He also had a passion for music and teaching.

Robert is survived by his wife Joan and their 4 children and spouses: Robert and Linda Clayton of Corvallis, OR, Nancy Clayton and & Eng Seng Loh of Dunlap, IL, Susan and Robert Schule of Cary, NC and Daniel and Fernanda Casey of Fairfield, CT, and 6 grandchildren.

—by the family