Roger Wayne Washburn
Roger Wayne Washburn, 84,
beloved husband of
Ann (Saunders) Washburn of Walnut Road, Hamilton, passed away peacefully
at home on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in the arms of his loving wife. He was
a dedicated and caring husband, father, grandfather, teacher, and friend
Roger grew up in Hamilton, and graduated with the class of 1952.
He went on to serve in the Korean War and
was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force.
He received both his Bachelors and Masters degree
in Education from Salem State College and taught for thirty years in
Hamilton Public Schools. He enjoyed great camaraderie with fellow
teachers. He encouraged students to be their best in the classroom and on
the playing fields where he was a firm and fair coach for junior high
football, basketball and baseball teams.
When not teaching, Roger and Ann spent many summers
working at Craigville Conference Center on Cape Cod where, in addition to
being “summer” parents to the many college students who staffed the
center, Roger served on the boards of the Craigville Cottage Owners
Association and Parks and Roads and had the honor of being Grand Marshal
for the Fourth of July parade in the village. Roger was a member of the
American Legion A. P. Gardner Post 194 in Hamilton and a faithful member
of the First United Methodist Church of Hamilton for more than sixty years
where he served as Trustee, Administrative Board member, sang in the choir
and played in the church golf and softball leagues. His church family,
especially the Tuesday morning work crew, was near and dear to him.
He was a humble and genuine person whose purpose
was to love and serve others. He often said “Life has been very good.”
In addition to his wife he is survived by his
two daughters, Kelly Washburn of West Yarmouth, and Karen Tyner and
husband Jeffrey of Beverly; three granddaughters and a great grandson:
Macayla Washburn and son Javeon of West Yarmouth, Carolyn Tyner and Olivia
Tyner of Beverly. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Eleanor
Washburn of Hyannis; brothers Thomas Sinkiewicz of Mountain View, CA, and
Robert Sinkiewicz of Ipswich and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother Arthur
Washburn and sister in law Lee Cochrane.
He will be deeply missed by all his
friends and family.
A celebration of his life
will be held 11am Monday July 1 at First United Methodist Church of
Hamilton, followed by internment with Military Honors in the Hamilton
Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday June 30 from 2 to 5 pm in the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Memorial
contributions in Roger’s memory can be made to the First United Methodist
Church of Hamilton, 391 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA
01982 or CCMA (Christian Camp Meeting
Association), 39 Prospect Avenue, Centerville, MA
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