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Alta E. Weis
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.
    795 E. Main St. Suite 11
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

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“What a great mother-in-law! I will spend the rest of my life missing your laughter whenever we got one over on dad. I know you are safe, happy, and...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Cindy Weis - Camden, NY

“We wanted to let the family know that they are in our prayers and thoughts.Now they are together,God Bless ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Bob and Connie Costello - NY

“So pleased to visit Alta on a recent trip back to Cobleskill and see her smile at stories from the past. She and Floyd set a good example for all...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Brenda J. Erikson - Baldwinsville, NY

“I don't even know where to begin. I have so many memories of being with my Grandmother. It didn't matter how much time may have passed between visits...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Lesa M Kline - EDMESTON, NY

“Dear Weiss family, I am very sorry to have heard of the loss of Alta. she and your Dad were very kind to us and became friends of ours. They built...Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Kathy smith-Hurd - Stillwater, NY


Cobleskill- Alta E. Weis, 85, of Berry Lane, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at her residence.

Born March 6, 1928 in Durham, NY, she was the daughter of John and Hazel (Owen) Merwin.

Alta was a homemaker and wife all her married life, and was an excellent cook. She also enjoyed crocheting and ceramics. Working with her husband, they operated three different dairy farms, and most recently a sawmill that Alta kept the books.

Alta was loved for her positive attitude and happy disposition. She was a member of the Jehovah's witnesses.

She was predeceased by her husband, Floyd, who died Jan. 5, 2013 and a half-brother, Ronald Schermerhorn.

Survivors include her three children: Gerard (Cynthia) Weis of Camden, NY, Jerry (Debra) Weis of Cobleskill and Joan Butler; her brother: Howard (Peggy) Merwin of Seward; two sisters: Loretta Wright of North Carolina and Bonnie German of Grand Gorge; half-brother: Robert Schermerhorn of Seward; ten grandchildren: Tammy (Charlie) Edmonds, James (Jennifer) Weis, Jesse Weis, Lesa Winton, Sarah (James) Siegfried, Jeremy Weis, Christina (Isaac) Jones, Allan (Nancy) Nirschl, Jr., Rebecca (Mark) Nicole, and Shaun (Wendy) Nirschl; eighteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

A Memorial Talk will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, State Route 145, Cobleskill. Family and friends are also invited to attend a period of visitation to be held from 3:30 to 5:30 on Friday at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 795 E. Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043.