Dana R. Washburn
Dana R. Washburn
SPRINGFIELD — Dana Reed Washburn, 90, formerly of Springfield, Vt., and more recently of Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at CVPH in Plattsburgh.
Dana was born on August 4, 1921, in Fremont, Neb., to the late Harold and Glee (Blanchard) Washburn.
In 1931, he moved to Windsor, Vt., with his mother and sister and attended elementary school there. He graduated from Montpelier Seminary in 1941.
In December of 1943, he joined the United States Navy where he served in the submarine service on the USS Apagon and the USS Puffer.
He married Norma Luby on June 21, 1947, in Manchester, N.H. She predeceased him on January 14, 2011. They lived in Springfield from 1947 until 2010 when they relocated to Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Dana worked at Bryant Grinder Corp. for 43 years, retiring as a pricing estimater in 1984.
He served as assistant Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 216 for 15 years enjoying many years of campouts, hiking and canoeing with the troop. He was also very active in the United Methodist Church serving on various committees throughout the years.
He enjoyed golf, bowling and his favorite sport, tennis, which he played well into his 80s.
He was a life member of the Springfield Lodge 1560 BPOE and also the Submarine Library and Museum in Groton, Conn.
Survivors include his daughter, Judith (Washburn) Barcomb, and her fiancé, Stephen Cayea, of Mooers, N.Y.; his two grandchildren, Chelsea and Nicholas Barcomb; two nieces, LouAnn (Swenson) Higgins and Marjorie (Swenson) Branson; two nephews, Richard and David Swenson; and several cousins.
He was predeceased by his father in 1956; his mother in 1970; and his sister, Charlotte Swenson, in 2008.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Springfield.
Donations in his memory can be made to the United Methodist Church, Valley Street, Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are in the care of Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.