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.
June 2, 1937 - April 15, 2014
Schoharie (Schoharie County): William G. Pointer 76, of Colby Road Schoharie, formerly of Ossining died suddenly on Tuesday April 15th at his home.
Mr. Pointer was born June 2, 1937 in Ossining, NY a son of Burt Pritchard Pointer and Anna (Anderson) Pointer. Following his graduation from Ossining High School, Bill enlisted in the National Guard where he served until 1955. He then enlisted in the US Air Force serving from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1959.
Mr. Pointer then served on the Village of Ossining Police force for 7 years and later, worked for the former Maue Oil Co. doing burner service until his retirement in 1995. He was an active volunteer fireman for 50 years with Independent Hose Co. #101, and served as the Ossining Fire Chief from 1980 to 1986. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #506 Ossining, the NYS Fire Chiefs Association, the Ex-chiefs Association of Ossining, FASNY and Teamsters Local #456 in Elmsford. William enjoyed his home in the country, watching NASCAR, riding his tractor and mowing and also plowing with his scout as well as seeing his grandchildren play sports.
Survivors include his devoted wife Marilyn (Corti) Pointer whom he married May 6, 1962, a daughter Stephanie Pointer Brunetta (Scott Brady) of Oneonta and a son Andrew Andy (Christine) Pointer of Ossining and two grandchildren, Caitlin Pointer and Peter Brunetta.
A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Saturday April 19th at the Langan Funeral Home, 327 Main Street Schoharie with Rev. Peter DeBartolo, Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gallupville officiating. Calling hours and funeral services with firemans honors and veterans honors will be held at the Dorsey Funeral Home, 14 Emwilton Pl., Ossining on Monday April 21st and Tuesday April 22nd at times to be announced. Interment will be in the Dale Cemetery, Ossining, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Bill to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, PO Box 325, Schoharie, NY 12157 OR the Schoharie Fire Department, PO Box 428, Schoharie, NY 12157.
May 26, 1962 - April 13, 2014
Central Bridge (Schoharie County): Stephen E. LaBadia 51, of North Main St. Central Bridge died Sunday April 13th at his home after a long illness. He was lovingly cared for and supported by his family and remained in his home until passing.
Stephen was born May 26, 1962 in Cobleskill a son of Edward and Shirley (Edwards) LaBadia and graduated from Schoharie High School in 1980. He later served his country in the US Navy as a MP aboard the USS Nimitz based in Norfolk, VA and spent several cruises in the Mediterranean. Steve returned from the service and began his career with the NYS Thruway Authority as a toll collector, most recently at exit 25. He enjoyed fantasy baseball, football, soccer, NASCAR, camping and traveling and spending time at many ocean beaches.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberley A. (Hopkins) LaBadia, whom he married September 4, 1993, a daughter Heidi A. Loetterle of Rotterdam, his father Edward LaBadia, Sr. of Central Bridge, a brother Edward (Denise) LaBadia of Central Bridge, a sister Sue LaBadia (Greg Hotaling) of Central Bridge, and four nephews, Zachary, Anthony, Dylan and Cody. He was predeceased by his mother, Shirley in 2009.
A visitation period will be held from 6-8 PM on Friday April 18th at the Langan Funeral Home, 195 N. Main St. Central Bridge. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Stephen to Marathon For A Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187 OR the Central Bridge Fire Department, PO Box 294, Central Bridge, NY 12035.
October 8, 1947 - April 11, 2014
Sloansville (Schoharie County): Eileen Wright 66, of East Corbin Hill Road passed away Friday, April 11 at her home with her family by her side. She was born in Schenectady to the late Robert and Connie Snyder and graduated from Mt. Pleasant, later receiving her Masters degree in teaching from Russell Sage.
Eileen taught school in the Albany area for ten years before working for the US Postal Service in Albany, Delanson, Richmondville and retiring as Postmaster at the North Blenheim Post office with over 30 years of service. She was predeceased by a son and daughter, Christopher and Sabrina on April 10, 1987 and also her mother-in-law Edna (Hotaling) Wright.
Survivors include her husband of 34 years, Timothy Wright, her faithful companion Maltese, Penelope, a son Todd (Jen) Cassidy of Burtonsville, two daughters Maureen (Mike) Callan and Kelly (Matt) Parsons both of Myrtle Beach SC, a step-daughter Sarah (Matt) Persyn of Texas, four grandchildren Abby and Brandon, Grayson and Claire, two brothers Bobby (Carol) and Dick (Joy) Snyder both of Rotterdam, a sister Barbara (Mike) Leone of Colonie, her father-in-law Marty (Alice) Wright, brother-in-law Jesse (Lisa) Wright, sister-in-law Holly Wright, all of Middleburgh and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eileen loved to ski, kayak, roller blade, dance, hike, exercise and workout, riding bikes and taking long walks and just going for a ride in the car. She enjoyed traveling and going out to eat, reading and doing jigsaw puzzles, shopping with her girls and going to the beach. She loved her home here and a second home in Myrtle Beach.
Eileen was a frequent communicant of the Schoharie Reformed Church and kept her faith in Jesus and God to the end. She was a very happy, vibrant, fun and loving person. Her family was her life. She was the best wife, mother, sister and friend anyone could ever hope to have. She will be missed deeply but will live in our hearts and minds forever. As per her wishes, there will be no services. The Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie is assisting the family
July 3, 1920 - April 2, 2014
Central Bridge (Schoharie County): Helen B. Earles passed away at Capstone Rehabilitation Center on April 2, 2014. She was 93. She was born on July 3, 1920, the daughter of Bertha Mae Turner Earles and Clinton Benjamin Earles of Central Bridge. Helen grew up in old Central Bridge and went to the one room school over the fence from her house. Her father owned the Earles garage across the street from their home. She graduated from Schoharie High School in 1937.
She moved in with her sister, Delia, to help raise her two nephews and niece. She was one of their favorite playmates; wiffle ball being her specialty. Helen loved board games and puzzles. There was always a game, coloring book or puzzle going in Delias house. When the children were growing up, she was Aunt Helen to many of the familys friends children. She spent many summer weeks at Sacandaga Lake camping, swimming and picnicking with family and friends.
Helen started working at the Elm Store in Schoharie in October 1941, then worked as manager at the Elm Store in Fonda from 1945 until 1966. She returned to the Elm Store in Schoharie and bought the store in January 1974. She retired in 1985 and then worked part time at 3D Bed and Bath in Guilderland for two years.
After retiring she enjoyed trips to the ocean with her sister, Delia, and her niece, Jeanne. She enjoyed watching musicals and watching classic movies. She was a member of the Central Bridge United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her nephew Joseph Lindecke (Mary, Nick Mathews, Jennifer Houston) Midland, TX; her nephew Jerry Lindecke (Mary, Sarah, Emma) of Delanson; her niece Jeanne Beach (Rick, Becky McMahon, Thomas McMahon); nephew Warren Earles (Robin) of Tennessee and her cousins Peggy Horseman, Middleburgh, NY; Julia Ames, Horseheads, NY and Martha Doane, Raleigh, NC.
The family would like to thank the staff at Capstone Rehabilitation Center for their loving care.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 14th at the Central Bridge United Methodist Church, Church Street, Central Bridge with burial to follow in the Esperance Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, 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 of Schoharie and Central Bridge are assisting the family.
September 26, 1936 - March 26, 2014
Esperance (Schoharie County): Helen Inghram of Esperance died March 26 in the comfort of her home after a long illness.
Helen was born September 26, 1936 in Schoharie the daughter of Charles and Ada (Wilsey) Holmes. She graduated from Schoharie High School in 1954. Helen enjoyed gardening, line dancing and was an active bowler until her decline in health. She was also a faithful volunteer at the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley and a member of the Grosvenors Corners United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Fred Inghram, her children; Kenneth (Jil) Inghram of Denver, CO and Glenn Inghram of Boston, MA, two grandchildren Matthew Inghram of Fairfax, VA and Ashley Inghram of Monterey, CA, her Uncle, Carl Wilsey of Schoharie, several cousins and her beloved cat Rascal.
A private interment for immediate family will be held later at the Old Stone Fort Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Helen to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, PO Box 40 Howes Cave Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092 or Catskill Area Hospice, 795 E. Main St. Suite #11, Cobleskill, NY 12043. The Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie is 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