Mark K. Washburn

January 30, 1922 - August 23, 2013

January 30, 1922 - August 23, 2013


Age 91, of W. Mill St., Castile, died at home under the care of hospice and his loving family on August 23, 2013.

He was born January 30, 1922 in Centerville, NY, son of the late Leslie and Nina Ackerman Washburn. He was employed for many years as a supervisor at the Kittenger Furniture Company. Mark was a sergeant in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946 and was a member of the American Legion Post 753 for 67 years. He was a member for the United Church of Christ in Castile. Mark was an avid bowler and golfer.

Mark was predeceased by a son, Kenneth James Washburn, and by his brother Llewelyn Washburn. Surviving are his wife of, 71 years, Jane Mix Washburn; his children, Stephen (Laverne) Washburn of Panama City Beach, FL, and Richard Washburn of Nashville, TN; his sisters, Edith (James) Mix, Lettie (Gordon) Yates, and Carol (George) Bigelow; and his grandchildren, Lisa Peyton, Stephanie Washburn, Chad Washburn, DeeAnn DiCocco, and Dean Daniels.

Friends may call Tuesday 12-2 at Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, 35 N. Main St., Castile. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2:30 at the United Church of Christ in Castile and a burial will be held immediately following in Grace Cemetery, Castile. Memorials may be made to HomeCare and Hospice, 450 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY, 14569. Online condolences at

Important Dates
August 25, 2013 : Funeral Service for Mark K. Washburn at the Castile United Church of Christ - 1:39 PM

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Jul 14.19 from Darryl and Kay Eddy:

So very sorry for your loss, Love and prayers to the family.

Jul 14.19 from Stephanie Washburn:

Thank you for the kind words. He is missed greatly.

Jul 14.19 from roger & Judy Goodenow:

Roger and I are blessed to have known Mark.  He was a very special person and will be missed. I will miss his “Sunday morning smile” the most.  Judy & Roger

Jul 14.19 from Dennis and Deb Krawczyk:

So sorry for you loss, our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Jul 14.19 from Bobbie Carney:

So sorry to hear of your loss Jane, Mark was a great person and I enjoyed working with him at the Kittinger Company. May God give you strength through your grief.

Jul 14.19 from dennis rowe:

I am so sorry for your loos ..I pray for your family at this time. He was a awesome man and I am happy he was a part of my life..

Jul 14.19 from Dianne Yarbrough Cottrill:

Steve and family, your parents have had a very special love story and I know you are going to miss your dad.  My sympathies for each of you as you move forward without him and help your mom cope with all the changes after their 71 years together.

Jul 14.19 from Art Asbury:

So sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Washburn.  Mark talked of him, often.