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.
November 6, 1948 - July 30, 2014
Gerri was born November 6, 1948 in Hobart, NY a daughter of Perry and Jennie (Mondore) Collins. She received her education at Hobart School and later, South Kortright High School. Later in life, she attended Mildred Elley Business School in Albany and after completing the required courses with honors, worked as a bookkeeper for Visiting Nurses in Menands until retiring due to ill health in October of 2013.
She was a member of the VFW Post #2161 Auxiliary in Middleburgh. Gerri also enjoyed collecting Owls and Santas, spending time with her grandchildren, helping others, and weekend trips with her husband, Butch.
Survivors include her husband Marvin Bender whom she married July 16, 1983, her children; Tammy (Ted) Pangman of Guilderland and Jeffrey (Eliza) Moore of Chenango Forks, NY, 3 grandchildren; Taylor and Bailey Pangman and Emerson Moore, her mother Jennie Collins of Howes Cave and three brothers, Charles Mondore of Richfield Springs, Pete Collins of Schuyler Lake and Robert Collins of Schenevus along with several nieces and nephews.
A period of visitation will be held at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street, Schoharie on Monday August 4th from 10AM to 11AM followed by a funeral service with burial following in the Old Stone Fort Cemetery. Rev. Brenda Tompkins will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Bender to the ALS Regional Center at St. Peters Hospital, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY 12205.
January 10, 1918 - July 28, 2014
She is survived by her three daughters: Karen J.R. Kuzma, (John) of Schenectady; Priscilla J. Marx, (J. Peter) of Schenectady; and Janice L.R. Bartyzel, (Bill) of Venice Florida. She is also survived by six grandchildren: J.P., Lindsay-Leigh, Nadine, Amanda, Kourtney, and Melanie; thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family thanks the many caregivers of Ingersoll Place who have interacted with Tillie in so many positive and wonderful ways. We would also thank Dr. Joseph Luz of Schoharie, her primary care doctor for many years, Dr. David Armenia of Schenectady, and Dr. Stephen Hicks of Schenectady for their kindness and professionalism. We thank Ellis Hospital, Schenectady Hospice, and Caring Companions of Schenectady who helped us during the final moments of her life.
There will be no viewing hours at the funeral home. All are invited to services at the Esperance-Sloansville Methodist Church at 11AM on Saturday August 2nd with burial following in the Esperance Cemetery. The family would like to invite Tillies relatives and friends meet in the Fellowship Hall next to the church after the burial service. In lieu of flowers, the family would ask that contributions in her name, be made to the Esperance-Sloansville Methodist Church PO Box 254, Esperance, NY 12066 or the Esperance Historical Society, PO Box 55, Esperance, NY 12066.
December 31, 1942 - July 24, 2014
Mr. Wood was born December 31, 1942 in Schoharie, a son of Harry Wood and Marion (Conover) Turner. He graduated from Schoharie High School, class of 1962 and later enlisted in the US Army where he served his country faithfully during the Viet Nam War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Schoharie County and began a long career with the Schoharie County Highway Department driving trucks. After retiring he worked for a time at Tractor Supply in Cobleskill. He was married to Connie (Rakvica) Wood until her death on October 3, 2010.
Larry was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, a strong supporter of the Iroquois Indian Museum and would help any and all animals he would encounter.
Survivors include his children; Lawrence J. Wood, Jr. of Newburg, NY and Kimberly Wood of Goshen, NY, three grandchildren and his sister Linda (Robert Klingbeil of Central Bridge.
A private service will be held for family with burial in the Lutheran Cemetery, Schoharie. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Wood to Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church PO Box 273, Central Bridge, NY 12035 OR the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092. The Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie and Central Bridge and the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home of Cobleskill are assisting the family.
October 7, 1923 - July 18, 2014
Lila was born October 7, 1923 in Cobleskill, NY a daughter of Chester and Anna (Bartholemew) Aker. She graduated from the former Cobleskill High School in 1942 and soon after began her working career at the former Northeast Motors in Central Bridge as a secretary. She retired in the 1970s when the factory closed. Lila was a longtime and faithful member of the Mineral Springs United Methodist Church where she also served as treasurer. Lila volunteered at the Cobleskill Hospital Auxiliary and the Domestics Building at the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair. She enjoyed reading and gardening and was devoted to her family, caring for her parents until their passing.
Survivors include a grandniece, Beth Deyo and a great-grandniece Bonnie Chichi Deyo of Albany, a grandniece Bonnie Stamegna of Raleigh, NC and a grandnephew Dwight Deyo of Jacksonville Beach, FL and a nephew Bill Deyo of Port St. Richie, FL. She was predeceased by her siblings Gladys M. Deyo and Harold J. Aker
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Lila to the Mineral Springs United Methodist Church C/O Mary Jane Myers, PO Box 335, Cobleskill, NY 12043. The Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home of Cobleskill is assisting the family.
April 21, 1929 - July 13, 2014
Helen was born April 21, 1929 in Cobleskill, NY a daughter of Edgar and Norine (Darling) Leonard. She graduated from the former Cobleskill High School and later worked at the former Quinbys Five & Dime, and was a secretary at the Howes Cave Cement Plant, but was mostly a proud homemaker and housewife devoting her life to her husband, children and her former home on Route #7 in Howes Cave. Helen was a longtime devoted member of the Central Bridge United Methodist Church where she also played in the Kitchen Band. She also enjoyed knitting, quilting and canning and also square dancing and camping with her husband. For many years, they also wintered in Ruskin, Florida. She married Ralph Spenello on May 12, 1951. He predeceased her on June 16, 2011.
Survivors include her children; John P. Spenello (Bonnie Kleinke) of Amsterdam and Kim Spenello-Caywood (Robert, Jr.), of Yuba, CA, four grandchildren; Elizabeth Black, Dana Jaruk, Kelly Bryan and Christine Collins, one great-grandson, Jacob, one sister, Pauline Peannie Rehberg of East Cobleskill and several nieces and nephews.
At her request, there will be a graveside memorial service at 2:00 PM on Friday July 18th at the Bramanville Prospect Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband Ralph Family, friends and church members are welcome. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Helen to the Central Bridge United Methodist Church, PO Box 274 Central Bridge, NY 12035. The Langan Funeral Home and Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home are assisting the family.
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