Langan Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Schoharie, NY 12157
195 North Main Street
Central Bridge, NY 12035
108 Chapel Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043
As of Friday, September 5th, 2008, the Langan Funeral Home is pleased to announce the purchase of the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home of 108 Chapel Street, Cobleskill. The Langan Funeral Home is fortunate to have been successful in acquiring this historic building in the village of Cobleskill. We will strive to carry on the traditions and quality service that Mr. Robert Guffin has provided the greater Cobleskill area since 1963. The untimely death of Mr. Guffin and, most recently his wife, Betty in November of 2007 prompted this purchase. As we look to the future of serving a greater area than before, we are committed to providing quality funeral service with respect and dignity.
Thank you for visiting our site, and as always, please feel free to contact any of our locations about services that we provide. We are always available and look forward to meeting new friends in the Cobleskill area.
October 15, 2014
Violet was born on July 27th, 1918 in Queens, New York, a daughter of Konsta and Ellen (Granlund) Koping. After graduation from Bryant High School, she attended secretarial school and went on to be an Executive Secretary in New York City. She met her future husband on a summer trip to Maine. They were married on May 3rd, 1942 in NYC and celebrated over 71 years of marriage. Violet and her husband raised their children in Freeport, Long Island and relocated to the Town of Wright in 1989 following their retirement. The couple loved gardening and grew abundant crops of both flowers and vegetables every year. Violet also enjoyed sewing and needlepoint and, most of all, spending time with her family.
Survivors include a daughter Kathleen (Thomas) Buschynski, of Middleburgh and a son, Brian (Joan Fleser) Aho of Duanesburg, granddaughter Alana Aho, sister-in-law Nina Aho of Union, ME, nephews; Henry Hank Aho, (Glenice Skelton) of Washington, ME and Ronald (Patricia) Aho of New Castle, ME, Grandnephew, Daniel (Stevie) Aho and great grandniece Eva Violet Aho of Cumberland ME. Services will be private at the request of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 325, Schoharie, NY 12157.
The Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie and Central Bridge and the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home are assisting the family.
October 14, 2014
November 30, 1949 - October 7, 2014
Andrea was a graduate of Lenox Hospital School of Nursing in New York City and practiced for many years at that hospital. She was most recently an employee in the emergency room at Cobleskill Regional Hospital. She was an accomplished Registered Nurse and much respected by her co-workers.
She is survived by her husband Bill Schlieder, her beloved daughters Gretchen and Emma Schlieder, her brothers David Long of New Hampshire and James Long of East Northport, Long Island as well as numerous friends and family.
There will be no formal service; however the family would like to invite friends to visit at Andrea and Bills home at 127 Grand Street Schoharie from 5 8 PM on Thursday October 9th. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Andreas name to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or Marathon for a Better Life, PO Box 268 Warnerville, NY 12187. The Langan Funeral Home is assisting the family.
April 8, 1943 - October 5, 2014
Ron was born April 8, 1943 in Richmondville, NY a son of John Duncan and Dorothy (Lott) Sperbeck and attended the former Richmondville High School. He later enlisted in the US Coast Guard serving from 1960 until his honorable discharge in 1964. Ron returned to Schoharie County and worked in the construction field doing concrete work and later worked at the General Electric Company in Schenectady in Steam Turbine first as a chipper/grinder and finally retiring as a supervisor. He was a former member of the Charlotteville Fire Department and enjoyed restoring antique automobiles, spending time with his family and casino trips.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Walsh) Sperbeck whom he married November 7, 1964, his children; Kimberly (Todd) Morey of Broadalbin, John D. (Lisa) Sperbeck of Charlotteville, Rebecca (Paul) Clark of Charlotteville and Shawn R. Sperbeck of Jefferson, 8 grandchildren; Amber (Erician) Brizzee, Timothy LaPlant, Ashley (Darin) Schmidt, Ronald Sperbeck, II, Charles Sperbeck, Paul Clark, Jr., Daniel Sperbeck, and Maureen Clark, one expected great-grandchild in December, his siblings; Donna Moore of Richmondville, Marie (Bill) Berry of Jefferson, Alan (Terry) Sperbeck of Richmondville, Carolyn Moekel of Richmondville along with several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his Ronalds life will begin at 1PM on Saturday October 18th at the Charlotteville Fire House. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Sperbeck to the B. Thomas Golisano Hope Lodge, 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 (www.cancer.org/hopelodge)
The Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home of Cobleskill and the Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie is assisting the family.
June 13, 1917 - October 3, 2014
Mrs. Reynolds was born June 13, 1917 in Amsterdam, NY a daughter of John and Margaret (Stanley) Kaiser. She was educated at St. Marys Institute in Amsterdam and later, began her long career with the General Electric Company in Schenectady where she worked as a secretary for over 40 years before retiring. Liz was a devout Catholic and was an active member of the former St. Josephs R.C. Church in Schoharie until its closure. She later attended Our Lady of the Valley R.C. Church in Middleburgh along with several other Catholic churches accessible to her. She was also a member of the VFW Post #5088 Auxiliary and the Schoharie 50 Plus Club with whom she traveled at every possibility. Liz lived an independent life in Schoharie and Middleburgh before entering assisted living in Amsterdam and Rensselaer and finally Castleton in her final years.
Liz married Robert Reynolds on November 24, 1949 and was a devoted wife until his death on December 24, 1991.
Survivors include her sister Mary Jane Kelly of Sara vista, AZ along with several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by 2 brothers James and Robert Kaiser and 3 sisters Margaret Verkleir, Virginia Duffy and Jeanne Healey.
A period of visitation will be held from 9-11 AM on Tuesday October 7th at the Langan Funeral Home 327 Main Street Schoharie followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, Wells Ave., Middleburgh. Burial will follow in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery Schoharie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Valley RC Church, 111 Wells Ave. Middleburgh, NY 12122 OR the Schoharie 50 Plus Club.
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Langan Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Schoharie, NY 12157