Passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born on July 31, 1935, in Kalamazoo to the late LeRoy and Margaret (Nicholson) Maynard. Dayton was a production supervisor for WL Molding until 1986 when an industrial accident left him disabled. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a lifelong faithful member of First Presbyterian Church and served faithfully in numerous administrative roles. He enjoyed being a stagehand for the State Theater and the Kalamazoo Central theatrical department. Dayton also enjoyed photography and sailing his sailboat on Gull Lake. He was a philanthropist at heart and faithful supporter of the Portage Community Center and Portage Public Library. After his disability, he had a daily routine of visiting his friends, shut-ins, and elderly.
He is survived by his cousin, Nancy Schuur Norris; dear friends, Kathy Noble, Richard and Marilyn DeVisser.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church 321 W South St Kalamazoo, MI 49007 at 4:00 pm with Rev. Seth Weeldreyer officiating. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church, in memory of Dayton. To leave an online condolence, please visit https://www.langelands.com