George Frederick Washburn
50-year Beacon Hill Building Superintendent; Long Active in Church of the New Jerusalem
George Frederick Washburn passed away peacefully Sunday morning, October 13 at the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. He was 92 years old.
Born in Missouri, the son of the late Avard and Katharine (Kober) Washburn, George attended school in Missouri and after graduating high school, he enlisted in the US Navy on July 10, 1945. A World War II Veteran, Seaman Washburn received the Good Conduct Medal and the American Area, World War II Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on July 28, 1948.
Upon returning home from the service, George moved to Boston where he has lived for most of his life. Throughout most of his working career George was the buildings superintendent for Leeder Management in Boston. He dedicated over 50 years tending to the buildings in Beacon Hill.
George liked to tinker with many things, especially clocks. He was an active member of the Boston Church of the New Jerusalem and volunteered for all the Church’s events and gatherings. For the past four years, George has been a resident at the Soldier’s Home in Chelsea.
In his retirement, George enjoyed spending time with his children and great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all his family and his extended family at the Church on the Hill. The devoted father of Madeline M. Washburn of New Mexico and Deborah K. Hammer of Boston, he is the dear brother of Dorothy Sturm, Eileen Blaise, Nola Eden, all of Iowa, and Shirley Asher of Florida and the late William Washburn, Richard Washburn and Mary Washburn; cherished grandfather of Cassandra L Murray, Christopher Muldez, Marcus Muldez, Alycia Hindmarsh, David S Dorsey, Eric AG Hammer, Tyler Murray, and Maytao and Akaih Hindmarsh Bekert, and one great grandaughter, Aurora Moon.
George’s Memorial Service will be celebrated on Saturday, November 9 at the Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin St., Boston. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. The Church has arranged for valet parking for those who will be attending George’s Memorial Service. Services will conclude with Military Honors.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Carafa Family Funeral Home in Chelsea.