Rev. Dr. Donald Washburn

Obituary of Rev. Dr. Donald R. Washburn

The Rev. Dr. Donald R. Washburn, 80 years old, died peacefully on the evening of April 4, 2021. If you measure the impact of a man by the number of lives he touches, then Don’s influence was as boundless as his infectious smile. Quick to listen, he touched countless lives as a husband, father, grandfather, counselor, friend, and as a Methodist minister for almost 50 years. His enduring legacy of faith and positivity will extend far beyond today as Don’s ultimate gift to us all. Aside from perfecting his tennis serve and showering love on his family, two of his many passions were his involvement in the Turtle Island Trust, proudly representing the people of Ganienkeh and as an enthusiastic member of the Saratoga PLAN working with the Wildwood Programs and as a founding member of the Monday Stewards trail refurbishment team. He is survived by his 4 children and 6 grandchildren, Hope (Chris) Auth and their children, Caroline and Charlotte Auth; George (Bryane) Washburn and their children, Isabella and Gabriel Washburn, Stacey (Bobby) Bevill, and Sue (Mike) Bottoms and their children, Jordan and Melissa Ziegler; his brother, Willard (Renee) Washburn and his sister, Rosemary (Don) Rogers. He was predeceased by his wife Debra Washburn. Calling hours for family and friends will be held Friday, April 23, 2021 from 2–4 PM at Flynn Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, 13 Gates Ave., Ext., Schuylerville, NY 12871. Face masks and social distancing will be required. Due to COVID restrictions, a private family funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Bacon Hill Reformed Church, in Bacon Hill, NY. The service will be simulcast via Zoom at by entering Meeting ID: 828 6835 6992 Passcode: 912520 Or by clicking link below In lieu of flowers, the family would gladly request donations in Don’s memory to: The American Cancer Society at: or Saratoga PLAN, 112 Spring Street, Room 202, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or online at:


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, April 23, 2021
Flynn Bros. Inc - Schuylerville
13 Gates Ave Ext
Schuylerville, New York, United States
(518) 695-3138


Bacon Hill Cemetery
Stone Bridge Rd.
Bacon Hill, New York, United States
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