We are saddened to announce the passing of William Peter Brayton, Jr, at the age of 70, of Kyle, Texas. Pete passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by the love of his two children, Zak and Ali. The two things in life that brought such great joy and pride, truly his role of Dad was one he embraced and he was an ever constant force in their lives.
Pete was born in Plattsburgh, New York on October 19, 1953 to William Peter Brayton, Sr and Edna May (Cross) Brayton who predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his sister Karen A. Brayton.
Pete graduated from Jefferson Central School, Jefferson, New York, class of 1971. He retired after a long career from The New York Power Authority, where he began as an Electrician and retired as a Sr. Power Plant Operator.
Post retirement Pete moved to the Austin, Texas area to accompany his Daughter, Ali and to enjoy all the city life had to offer. Pete loved a good meal, with a delicious beverage surrounded by live music or a comedy show. He wore cowboy boots like a pro and adjusted to life in Texas embracing all it offered.
In his retirement glory, Pete spent his time enjoying the great outdoors; camping, bird watching, kayaking, riding his electric bike, and exploring a National Park with his beloved AirStream Camper and dog Athena. Also making frequent trips to Nashville to spend time with his son, Zak and family.
Pete was a man of many talents and could fix just about anything. His greatest joy was woodworking and building beautiful intricate furniture. Pieces that will adorn the homes of his children for years to come.
Survivors include Kathy Diamond of Cobleskill, NY, Zachary Brayton (Mackenzie Weir) of Hendersonville, TN, Ali Brayton (Andrew Kabbah), of
Austin, TX and his adored and much loved, three grandsons Aiden Kabbah, Easton Brayton and Wesley Brayton.
The family requests that memorial donations in Pete’s name be made to the Marathon For A Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187. An organization very near and dear to his life and legacy.