Albert R. Van Derwerken Cental BridgeAlbert R. Van Derwerken, 101, of Central Bridge died Saturday, February 8th at Ellis Hospital, after a brief illness. Albert was born November 13, 1912, in the Town of Carlisle, a son of Edgar and Ethel (Hamm) Van Derwerken. He was educated at Grosvenor's Corners School prior to his time spent as a dairy farmer with his father until 1974. He married Frances (Putnam) Van Derwerken on August 24, 1946, cherishing over 61 years of marriage before her passing on February 5, 2008. Mr. Van Derwerken was a former Trustee at the Sloansville Valley Cemetery; he was also a proud member of the Central Bridge United Methodist Church, Odd Fellows Lodge, and Schoharie Valley Grange. Survivors of Albert include several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Donald Van Derwerken, Leora Smith, and Alma Bray. As per Albert's wishes, there will be no services held. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mr. Van Derwerken to the Sloansville Valley Cemetery, 139 Van Derwerken Rd., Central Bridge, NY. The Langan Funeral Home of Schoharie and Central Bridge and the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home of Cobleskill are assisting the family during their time of need. Further information is available at www.langanfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Feb. 11, 2014