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 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.
February 24, 1944 - July 6, 2014
Mary was born February 24, 1944 in Schoharie, NY a daughter of Lincoln and Sophronia (Liddle) Pierce. She attended Schoharie School, and for many years served as a Foster Parent for Schoharie County Department of Social Services. She enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, board games, Bingo and taking car rides.
Survivors include her husband, Charles M. Worthington whom she married September 17, 2005, her children Shawn (Dave) VanGasbeck of Schoharie, Dennis (Sandy) Kennedy of Prince George, VA, Shannon Parente of Lake Wales, FL and Melissa Kennedy of Cobleskill, eight grandchildren; Charity, Justin, Alyssa, Drew, Jakob, Giovanni, Marina, and Alex and one brother Robert (Hope) Pierce of Grosvenors Corners.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday July 10th at the Lutheran Cemetery, Schoharie. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mary to 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.
Storm, Sr., Michael
July 31, 1972 - June 25, 2014
Michael was born July 31, 1972 in Albany, NY and lived in Schoharie County for many years before moving to Ohio and Texas. He returned to Schoharie County in 2011 and began working for Carver Sand and Gravel in Middleburgh as a diesel mechanic. Michael graduated from Schoharie High School and later attended Ohio Diesel Technology. He and his family attended Gallupville United Methodist Church. He enjoyed wrenching on almost anything and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Susan (Haney) Storm whom he married December 15, 1998, his children Amber Storm and Michael Scott Storm, Jr., both of Schoharie, his mother Barbara and her husband, Joe Tuite of Schoharie, his father Keith Storm of Troy, his siblings; Michelle Micki Storm of Missouri, Tonya Neil of Hunter, K-C Storm of Hunter and Robert Storm of Watervliet, along with several nieces and nephews and his mother-in-law, Ann Haney of Texas.
A memorial service will be held at 3PM on Sunday June 29th at the Gallupville United Methodist Church, Church Street, Gallupville. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Michael to Marathon-For-A-Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187. The Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie is assisting the family.
February 9, 1982 - June 5, 2014
Recently here from Tampa, Fl where Stephanie's resided for several years has touched many lives in her short life & battled many monsters along the way. Still she was a very giving person with a special & gifted soul that would help anyone before helping herself.
She loved & cherished every precious moment with her daughter that was her whole life. To her friends that always helped her keep the faith & make her smile. Stephanie also enjoyed reading, the beaches, traveling, facebooking & all aspects of R&B/Hip-Hop music.
Survivors include her mother Carol Mooney-Croote and step-father Tom Croote of Cobleskill, her daughter Sirel Carol McGinnis, her brother Robert Bobby Mooney, her 2 step-brothers Tommy & Christopher Croote, her 2 step-sisters, Danielle & Sonia Croote, her Aunt Carolann Braun, Uncle Kenneth Braun, Cousin Kenny Braun, also her 2 nieces Selene and Lyra along with her kitty babies Karma and Sasha
A period of visitation will be held from 11AM to 1 PM on Tuesday June 10th at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 108 Chapel Street, Cobleskill, followed by a cremation. Memorial contributions may be made 'In Memory of Stephanie' to the Mental Health Society or to the Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092.
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