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Toby Clayton

November 24, 1969 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 51)


Toby L. Clayton, 51, of Pittsfield, MA died Friday, October 1, 2021.  Born November 24, 1969, he was the son of the late Neale Clayton, Sr. and Audrey Brown Clayton. 

Educated in local schools, Toby was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and proudly served his country in the National Guard.  He went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Full Sail University in Winter Park Florida, where he studied music.  Toby was self-employed as a talented contractor in his home remodeling business, Clayton’s Custom Creations.  Driven by his love of elephants, he founded TLC 4 Elephants Foundation, Inc, an elephant and wildlife rescue organization, and additionally hand-crafted and sold acrylic pens, Pens 4 Patriots, from which proceeds funded TLC 4 Elephants.  He enjoyed playing his bass guitar, listening to heavy metal music and loved a good ghost hunting excursion. 

Toby met the love of his life, Lisa Burbridge, when she was in high school.  After 22 years apart, they reunited and were married May 2, 2013.  In addition to Lisa, Toby is survived by his step-children Devin Levey (Elena Kelsey) and Krystal Levey (Tim Vachula) and granddaughter Raelyn Elizabeth Vachula, as well as his mother-in-law, Shirley Burbridge.   He also leaves his siblings, Neale Jr., Carey, Trudy, Jodie, Joan and Mary.  In addition to his parents, Toby is predeceased by a sister, Luanne.

There are no funeral services scheduled at this time.

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