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.
Dunphy, Sr., Paul
August 17, 1952 - February 25, 2014
Gallupville/ Town of Wright (Schoharie County): Paul Dunphy 61, of State Rte. #443 died Tuesday February 25th at his residence after being stricken suddenly.
Paul was born August 17, 1952 in Cohoes, NY a son of John Raymond and Gertrude Margaret (OGrady) Dunphy. He attended Troy High School and later, served his country during the Viet Nam War where he was deployed and served over-seas. For his efforts and sacrifices made during the war, Paul received a Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, Purple Heart Medal, Good Conduct and National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm Unit Citation Badge. For over 30 years, Paul worked for the US Postal Service and retired in 2007 as Postmaster at the Charlotteville Post Office. He was an active member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 194, the Timothy Murphy American Legion Riders, the VFW and AMVETS both in Cobleskill and was a member of the Purple Heart Association.
Survivors include his wife, Carol (Carver) Dunphy whom he married on June 28, 1986, two sons; Paul (Shelbie) Dunphy, Jr. of Waterford and Michael T. Dunphy of Albany, grandchildren Trent Dunphy and Tristyn Bushey, along with his siblings; Timothy, Mark, Karl, Gail and June.
A period of visitation will be held from 1-3 PM on Saturday March 1st at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street Schoharie followed by a service at 3 PM. Burial will be later in the Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Paul to www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate
December 26, 1949 - February 22, 2014
Berne/ Town of Wright (Schoharie County): Peter Weiss, 64, died at home in Berne on Saturday February 22. Peter was one of five children born to the late John Kimball and Phyllis Warner Weiss. He grew up in Harrison, New York, graduating from Harrison High School and later from Union College in Schenectady. A lifelong pacifist and Conscientious Objector during the Vietnam War, Peter did alternative service at St. Peters Hospital in Albany where he met Ruth Tobiassen and won her heart with his keen intelligence, warmth and humor. When Peter settled in Oregon, Ruth, an avid equestrian then and now, moved her horse Bentley across the country. Peter and Ruth spent the next four decades together. Eventually they returned to Schoharie County to be closer to Ruths parents, Elisabeth and (the late) Toby Tobiassen. There they raised their beautiful, spirited daughter Julia (now married to Steven Patterson), in a lively household that included Ruths parents, who loved Peter as a son, and where together the family looked after many dogs and cats, flocks of chickens, several generations of horses, and a goat named Dietrich who was the subject of some of Peters best stories. Always intrigued by machines, Peter worked as an expert car mechanic before immersing himself in computer technology. From 1994, he worked in IT for the State of New York (since 1998 as a Systems Administrator for the Attorney Generals office), where he immensely enjoyed his work and his colleagues. A co-worker wrote about him, "Peter had many friends at the AG. He loved new technologies and was always willing to help others. He was famous for donating his sick leave to people in need; he also brought in CPR training and equipment." Peter served on the Planning Board for the town of Wright and was a member of the Lions Club. He was a loving and constantly helpful brother to the late John Kimball (Kim) Weiss, to Jenifer Weiss, Robin Weiss, and Karen Weiss, and to their partners Elizabeth Sher, Peter Curtis, Beth Ruland, and Rima Shore. Peter also leaves behind adoring nieces and nephews and a circle of wonderful friends and co-workers. Everyone who knew Peter will treasure memories of his extraordinary kindness and curiosity, and the laughter he brought into every room he entered. Those who loved him take comfort in knowing that Peters last day was the kind he liked best-- spent puttering at home and hanging out with Ruth.
Barber, Jr., Raymond
August 11, 1944 - February 22, 2014
Cobleskill (Schoharie County): Raymond Oakley Barber, Jr. 69, of North Grand Street Cobleskill, died Saturday February 22nd at home supported by his family and friends.
Ray was born August 11, 1944 in Cobleskill, a son of Raymond and Rose (Buffo) Barber, Sr. and was educated in Cobleskill school and later, Linton High School. He also received his electricians license from SUNY Cobleskill. Ray served his country in the US Army as a Communications Technician from 1965 until his honorable discharge in 1967. He worked at the former Burton Window Industries in Cobleskill and later, KPI in Howes Cave where he retired in 2003 as a Maintenance Supervisor. Ray was a member and supporter at the Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club, Richmondville Rod & Gun Club and Cobleskill Fish & Game. He was a Master Instructor for Sportsman Education and attended Cobleskill United Methodist Church. Ray was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and sharp shooting.
Survivors include his wife, Connie (Travis) Barber whom he married August 11, 1971, his sisters Margaret Barber of Cobleskill, Mary Barber of Port Orange, Florida, Ginny Barber-France (Maver France) of Cobleskill and Rosalie (Alan) Danforth of Cobleskill, his brother Fenton Barber of Cobleskill, a Brother-In-Law Lawrence (Tracy) Travis of Cobleskill, a niece Jessica and a nephew Ernest Nick Nikolaus along with several other nieces and nephews.
A visitation period will be held from 1-3 and 6-8 PM on Thursday February 27th at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 108 Chapel Street Cobleskill. A graveside service with military honors will be held later in the Bramanville Prospect Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Ray to Catskill Area Hospice, 795 E. Main St. Suite #11, Cobleskill, NY 12043 Or the Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club, PO Box 24, Middleburgh, NY 12122.
Rays family would like to give special thanks to all who helped throughout his illness; the snow plow crew, lawn maintenance, home maintenance, seamstress, his boss, sportsman buddies and all family and church family and friends for their prayers and well wishes.
April 29, 1939 - February 18, 2014
Richmondville (Schoharie County): Alton B. Waters 74, of Richmondville, NY died Tuesday, February 18th at home.
Alton was born April 29, 1939 in Davenport Center NY, a son of Allan and Grace Waters. He was educated at Cobleskill School District, and Cleveland University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Engineering. Mr. Waters proudly served in the Marine Corps from 1958-1962. He worked in Schenectady at General Electric where he designed and drafted plane turbines. Alton was a member of the Richmondville Rescue Squad and Fire Department and was also a Boy Scout Leader who enjoyed history and western movies.
Survivors include his wife Blanche (McIntyre) Waters, whom he married on February 5th 1977, cherishing thirty-seven years of marriage. He is also survived by his children, Jeffrey Waters of Richmondville, Brian Waters of Schoharie, James Waters of Richmondville, Dawn Brown of Cobleskill, Karen Waters of Morris, Lisa Waters of Virginia, and Kim Waters of Canajoharie. Alton is also survived by brother, Robert Waters, twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, followed by a memorial service on Tuesday, February 25th at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 108 Chapel St., Cobleskill, with Reverend Jeff Smith officiating.
April 18, 1934 - February 17, 2014
Cobleskill (Schoharie County): Marilyn A. Schlicht 79, of North Street died Monday February 17th at Ellis Hospital after a long illness.
Mrs. Schlicht was born April 18, 1934 in Albany, a daughter of Clifford and Martha (Hoyenga) Hotaling and attended Schoharie School graduating in 1952. She worked various jobs including the former Jamaica Builders, private nurses aide and St. Clares Hospital but her main concern was raising her family and providing a loving home. She was a Den Mother and enjoyed bowling, fishing, RV camping and traveling with her husband including much of the lower 48.
Survivors include her husband George E. Schlicht whom she married July 6, 1952, two sons Paul (Colleen) Schlicht of Esperance and Carl (Lisa) Schlicht of Sprakers, six grandchildren; Carrie Borthwick, Gretchen Schlicht, Devin Schlicht, Steven Schlicht, Matthew Schlicht and Rachel Schlicht, six great-grandchildren, a sister Jean Schoenecker of Cobleskill, a brother Richard (Beverly) Hotaling of Sloansville along with several nieces and nephews. Marilyn was predeceased by an infant daughter Janine Marie Schlicht.
A period of visitation will be held from 3-5 PM on Saturday February 22nd at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street Schoharie. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Schlicht to www.arthritis.org to help those affected by rheumatoid arthritis.
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 518/295-8175 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 518/295-8175 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Langan Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Schoharie, NY 12157