John C Washburn Jr.

John C Washburn, Jr, 76, of Tivoli, NY, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Born on September 4, 1945, in Camden, NJ, he was the son of the late John C. and Victoria (Leone) Washburn Sr.

John married Elizabeth "Betsy" Mechler on July 3rd, 1965 in Cherry Hill, NJ. Betsy survives at their home in Tivoli.

John was a Senior Systems Analyst at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. John enjoyed spending his time reading, on his computer and especially with his dog Maggie May. John loved having company, most especially the opportunity to meet new babies of friends.

In addition to his loving wife Betsy, John is survived by his daughter Shannon Sutka of Tivoli, NY, his son Stefan Washburn of Tivoli, NY, his son in law, Frank Sutka of Elizaville; his grandchildren, Connor and David Sutka of Elizaville, NY, Victoria and Dylan Washburn of Catskill, NY; his sister, Christine Thompson of North Carolina; his nephew, Douglas Blue; in addition to extended family and friends.

Memorial donations may be made in John's memory to the St. Joseph's Indian School, online at

Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.