John Edward Washburn, 52, entered eternal rest on Monday (February 19, 2018) at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday (February 26) at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St., Newark. Burial, with military honors in Bath VA Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Tuesday (February 27).
In memory of John, in lieu of flowers please consider donations to AAP, Adopt A Platoon, PO Box 234, Lozano, TX 78568.
John was born the son of Howard L. Sr. and Ellen L (Johnston) Washburn on Saturday, January 22, 1966, in Syracuse, N.Y. His last employer was Pacemaker Steel & Piping in Manchester, N.Y. John enjoyed dirt track racing, jet skiing, photography. But he had a huge passion for supporting our military troops. He was a past member of Newark VFW.
The funeral home proudly flies the U.S. Army flag in honor of John’s service to our country in the reserves and the active duty he had served for 33 years. He was deployed five times, serving in Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq twice and Afghanistan.
John will be remembered by his wife, Michele Washburn; daughters Kayla Washburn and Kristin Washburn; granddaughters Aubrey King and MaKinleigh Washburn; mother, Ellen Washburn; brother, Howard L (Melinda) Washburn Jr.; one niece and one nephew, and many soldiers he had served with over the years.
John was predeceased by his father, Howard L. Washburn Sr., in 2008.