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.
March 5, 1943 - August 15, 2014
Mr. Lamont was born March 5, 1943 in Schoharie, NY a son of Deforest and Martha (Borst) Lamont. He attended Schoharie School and began his working career at a young age. He was employed by Guernseys Nurseries in Schoharie for many years and later, retired from Distribution Unlimited at the Guilderland Industrial Park in 2005 where he was a fork truck operator.
Willard was a longtime member of the Schoharie Fire Department where he also served as a Captain with the Fire Police. He was a coach with the Schoharie Little League, Little Italy team and also assisted at the recycling center and provided security at the Depot Lane Antiques Show. For the past 10 years, Willard provided safety for the school children as a crossing guard on Main Street Schoharie and for the last 4 years, fed and watered the village flowers on Main Street. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, Christmas decorations on his lawn, playing guitar and riding his scooter.
Survivors include his wife, Kevin (Bellinger) Lamont whom he married August 15, 1969, his children; Robin E. Lamont (Mitchell Lamere), of Canton, NY, Maurise M. Lamont (Tammie) of Middleburgh and Dayna M. Lamont (Andrew D. Warner) of Middleburgh, 15 grandchildren; Theresa, Garrett, Brittany, JR, Justin, Michaela, Kevin, Tashina, Shane, Dekota, AnnMarie, Matthew, Will, Josie and Serena, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother Floyd E. Lamont of Middleburgh and one sister, Joan McGrath of Long Island along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, James Murray and his siblings; Margaret Liddle, Maurice Lamont, Sam Lawrence, Jum Foland, Brownie Munzo, Marlene Rowlison, Lucy Foland, Orson Lamont and John Lamont.
Calling hours will be held from 6-8 PM on Tuesday August 19th at the Langan Funeral Home where a firemans service will be conducted at 7:30 PM. A private graveside service will be held at the Sodom Cemetery for family. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Willard to Scho-Wright Ambulance Service, PO Box 325, Schoharie, NY 12157.
November 19, 1925 - August 3, 2014
Mr. Eldredge was born November 19, 1925 in Cobleskill, NY a son of John V.S. and Helen (Conaro) Eldredge and later graduated from the former Cobleskill High School in 1944. Edward enlisted in the U.S. Army Air corps in 1945 serving his country during WWII in the European theater until his honorable discharge in 1947 as a Radio Repairman and Clerk-Typist. He returned to his native Schoharie County and began a career in electronics at his brothers shop, Jims Radio & TV on Lark St. in Cobleskill. He later worked for General Telephone and Electronics and eventually Continental Telephone in Johnstown where he retired in 1990 after twenty plus years of service as a telephone switchman and radio telephone technician.
Edward was a devoted member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served in many leadership positions as well as Treasurer. He was also a member of the Fred L. Stilson American Legion, Cobleskill Fire Department, Cobleskill Historical Society and the Schoharie County Radio Club. Edward was an elected member of the Cobleskill Village Board of Trustees and served as the Village Clerk.
Ed married Jean (Dargie) Eldredge on November 3, 1951. She predeceased him on October 14, 2004.
Survivors include; his children, Christopher (Nancy) Eldredge of Fergus Falls, MN, Dwight Eldredge of Charlotte, NC, and Brian (Cathy) Eldredge, of Raleigh, NC, five grandchildren; Reece, Katie, Liz, Jack, and Jonathan, one sister Margaret Hummel of Cobleskill and one brother Charles Eldredge of Castleton-On-Hudson along with several nieces and nephews. Edward was predeceased by his siblings; John, Art, Jim, Howard, Helen and Mabel.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Friday August 8th at Zion Lutheran Church, Main Street, Cobleskill. A visitation period will be held following the service in the church hall. Burial will be in the Cobleskill Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Eldredge to Catskill Area Hospice, 125 Granite Dr. Suite #1, Cobleskill, NY 12043 OR the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church 615 East Main St. Cobleskill, NY 12043. The Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home is assisting the family.
May 12, 1938 - July 30, 2014
Mr. Proper was born in Cobleskill, NY on May 12, 1938 to Euclid and Barbara Shaver Proper. They predeceased him.
He attended Cobleskill High School class of 1956. On May 3, 1957 he married Joan Herman.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, one daughter Denise Slawienski of Amsterdam, NY; three sons, Dennis and wife Cindy Proper of Delanson, NY, Daniel Proper of South Orange, NJ and David and wife Barbara Proper of Oxford, NJ. Two grandsons Kevin Kowallo and Zac Peoples; three granddaughters Halee, Annaliese and Riley Proper and one sister, Tina Spenello of Cobleskill, NY.
He retired from EFCO in 2002, where he was a field service supervisor. He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters NJ Local 254 since 1964, the IAABO Basketball Referees since 1962, the Woodstock VA Moose Lodge 575 and was an avid golfer and bowler.
A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on August 30th at the Robert A Guffin Funeral Home, 108 Chapel St in Cobleskill.
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.
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