Sunday, August 21, 2011

A sad passing

Barbara Washington, who with her husband Ed owned and operated Madison Park’s Scoop du Jour for almost three decades, passed away earlier this month after a battle with pancreatic cancer.   Barbara was known to several generations of neighborhood kids for her pleasant good humor while scooping out the ice cream and for her cooking skills in dishing up the fabulous burgers she created in the back of the shop.  Ed and Barbara started the iconic ice cream parlor 27 years ago, making it one of the most successful and long-lived businesses in the Park.

Barbara Washington was a private person who, according to her son Ed, did not want any services or public notices of her death, which explains why there has been no published obituary.  Several readers thought it was important for us to note her passing, however, and we agreed.


  1. Sorry to hear that, I remember her well.

  2. Did I just read a story about how a woman did not want a story written about her passing? I sincerely hope not.

    Thank you, Mrs. Washington, for many years of great food always served with a smile. You will be missed.

  3. To the Washington Family,

    I remember the first time I met Barbara at Kayko's Salon I could sense she was a kind hearted woman.
    My condolences, Marilou


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