Obituary of Lawrence W. Washburn Sr.
LAWRENCE W. WASHBURN SR. SR.
Funeral Service with Full Fire Dept. Honors Sat, Feb 12th will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/dufresneandcavanaugh/.
LATHAM–It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Lawrence W. Washburn, Sr., 87 of Latham on February 3, 2022, with his children at his bedside. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary E. Dewey, whom passed on November 19, 2000.
Born in Albany, NY on May 25, 1934, he resided in Latham his entire life and was the son of the late John Frank and Mabel (Wilson) Washburn.
As a young boy and teenager, he worked various jobs around Latham including local farms on the traffic circle, service stations, shops and diners.
Larry worked for 38 years as a dedicated Postal Worker. He was hired as the first letter carrier in Latham and eventually moved inside as a clerk. He finished his last ten years of service at the Newtonville Post Office.
Larry was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Life Member and Ex-Chief of S.W. Pitts Hose Co./Latham Fire Department for 68 years, one month shy of 69, second longest serving member, social member of Schuyler Heights Fire Co., Honorary Member of Keeseville Fire Dept., and a past member of the Past Presidents and Past Chiefs Club of theTown of Colonie Fire Services. Larry rose to the rank of Chief and served the department on the administrative side as Financial Secretary, Treasurer and Member at Large. He also served on numerous committees and enjoyed working the departments Banquet Hall. He also enjoyed the 27 years of camping and boating at Riverside Pines Campground on Schroon River in Chestertown and 14 years as a snowbird in Florida first in Sarasota and later in Fruitland Park.Throughout his lifetime spent in service to his community, Larry made many lasting friendships and relationships locally and beyond that he deeply cared for. He will be forever missed and eternally cherished by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his children Lori A. Washburn and Lawrence W. (Carol McDermott) Washburn Jr.. Also survived by dear close friend Lise Poolet.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Jean F. Washburn, Lionel F. "Frankie" Washburn (twin), David F. Washburn, and Elmer E. Washburn.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday February 11, 2022 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham.
Funeral service will take place on Saturday February 12, 2022 at 10:00 am at the funeral home with Rev. Gordon Drake officiating. The procession will pass the Latham Fire Department for the Last Call Ceremony before Interment with full Fire Department Honors at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Colonie.
Funeral Service will be livestreamed and may be found at https://www.facebook.com/dufresneandcavanaugh/.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society at www.mohawnhudsonhumane.com.
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