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Artemus "Bud" B. Washington

Artemus "Bud" B. Washington

Feb 8, 1935 - Feb 6, 2024

Artemus "Bud" B. Washington - Obituary


rtemus B. (Bud) Washington Jr. passed away peacefully on February 6, 2024, in Baltimore, MD - one year, minus a day from the date his beloved wife of 65 years, Anna, passed away. Bud was born on February 8, 1935, to Artemus Sr. and Eleanor Washington in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Bud had one sister, Eleanor. The family moved north to Willow Grove, PA, in the early 40's, where Artemus Sr owned and managed a general store and post office. Bud graduated from Central Bucks High School in 1953, and immediately joined the Navy in June 1953. After boot camp and A school, Bud was designated a construction electrician in the Seabees. He was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, for 16 months. After separating from the Navy in the Fall of 1956, Bud began working for the telephone company in the Philadelphia area. It was in Philadelphia where Bud met Anna Lane – a young, beautiful Irish girl working in Philadelphia. After a brief courtship, they were married in October 1957. The two moved to Bowie, MD, in 1965. Anna and Bud lived in Bowie until 1977 and then moved to Davidsonville, MD. In 1990, Bud retired from AT&T, and the two retired to Chestertown, MD. Bud was happiest when surrounded by a house full of family. He was very private and kept his business to himself. He was from a generation that worked hard and never expected assistance. He loved the solitude of the mountains and didn't care much for the beach. He loved his Anna to the last breath he took. He was a loyal and dedicated father who enjoyed everything outdoors – hunting, fishing, or just working in the yard. He was an avid sports fan and never missed one of his three sons' sporting events – regardless of the time of day or location being played. You could hear him from anywhere in the stadium, cheering his son's team on. Bud is survived by his three sons, Mark (Theresa) Washington, Gary Washington, and Craig (Janice) Washington. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be made by using the Memories tab on this page.