Richard M. Washburn

June 18, 1929 - July 20, 2015

Age 86, of Pike, died July 20, 2015 at his home under the care of hospice and his family.

He was born June 18, 1929 in Centerville, NY, son of the late William and Gertrude Dey Washburn. Richard was employed for many years as an equipment operator for the Town of Eagle and for the Town of Pike. He also was employed with Ted Remington & Sons for several years. Richard was a former Mayor of the Village of Pike and was a member of the Pike Fire Department Exempts. He enjoyed working on automobiles with his friends.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 66 years, Lois Remington Washburn whom he married on July 30, 1949; his sons, Morris (Lori) Washburn of McEwen, TN, Mitchell (Elaine) Washburn of Portageville; his daughters, Meredith (David) Allbright of Pike, Marlene Hubbard of Pike, Melva (David) Clark of Jefferson, NY; his siblings, David (Jane) Washburn of Arizona, Edgar Washburn of Fillmore, William (Gertrude) Washburn, Jr. of Bliss; Lynnann Washburn of Olean, Vivian Hamilton of Allegany, NY, Margaret Clark of Florida; 13 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Richard Cross, Wilma Benedict, Winifred Wolfer, Arloween Kaiser and Mildred Eyler.

There are no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Private interment will be in East Koy Cemetery. Memorials may be made to HomeCare & Hospice, 450 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569. Arrangements are being completed by Harmon-Watson Funeral Home, Castile.

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Jul 15.19 from Rod & Kate Olswosky:

Sorry to hear about Buck’s passing. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jul 15.19 from Dennis and Deb Krawczyk:

We were so sorry to hear of Buck’s passing.  We both have fond memories of Buck.  Thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Jul 15.19 from Betty (Granger) Bates:

So sorry to hear of Buck’s passing. Have good memories of him and Lois. Went to school with all their children. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jul 15.19 from Bob, Robin & Dylan Remington:

Our thoughts are with you all.  It will not be the same coming into town without looking to see if “Uncle Buck” is on the porch to honk and wave.  Sympathy so for the loss of a great man.

Jul 15.19 from Lani & Randy Helmer:

So sorry to hear of Buck’s passing.  I have so many wonderful memories of my times with Buck and Lois.  Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

Jul 15.19 from Sharon Keaton:

Sorry to hear about Buck passing…He was a great person,Thoughts and Prayers to Lois and all the families..

Jul 15.19 from marissa wilson:

I wanted to thank grandma for all of the hard work she did to papa and I wanted her to know that I think of her and papa every day papa was the best papa a girl could have Im thankful for have a grandfather like him to be in my life I love you and miss you very much