John E. Sielaff

August 14, 1957 ~ March 15, 2019 (age 61)


Cobleskill-John E. Sielaff, 61, of State Route 10, died Friday, March 15, 2019 in the comfort of his home with family and friends surrounding him.

Born August 14, 1957 in Mineola, NY he was the son of Carol (Waite) and the late Ernest P. Sielaff, Jr. 

John was the proprietor of John’s Septic Service for many years before illness forced him to sell his business.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aeries of Cobleskill #2695 and Cobleskill Volunteer Fire Department.

John was known for his sense of humor, loved camping, football – an avid Jets fan, baseball – cheering on his Mets team, Nascar, and music, especially the Rolling Stones.  Most of all, John treasured the time spent with family and friends.

Left cherishing his memories are his wife, Tammy-Jo (Petteys) Sielaff, whom he married July 2, 1983; his children:  Joshua (Amy) Sielaff of Utica and her children, Preston and Kassidee, Courtney (Rick) Murphy of Penn Yan and their son, Cole; his mother, Carol (Waite) Sielaff of Richmondville; his brother, Peter (Darla) Sielaff of Trumansburg; sister, Lenore (Bob) Sossei of Richmondville; two nieces: Andrea Sielaff and Mckayla Sossei; a nephew, Kyle Sielaff; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at 1PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Cobleskill Volunteer Fire Department, 610 E. Main St., Cobleskill, where a period of visitation will be held from 11AM to 1pm, prior to the service.  A Fireman’s Service and Eagles Service will also take place.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cobleskill Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 697, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Cobleskill Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 451, Cobleskill, NY 12043, Marathon for a Better Life, PO Box 268, Warnerville, NY 12187 or Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 297 River St. Service Rd., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.


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March 30, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cobleskill Volunteer Fire Dept.
610 E. Main St.
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Celebration of Life
March 30, 2019

1:00 PM
Cobleskill Volunteer Fire Dept.
610 E. Main St.
Cobleskill, NY 12043


Marathon For a Better Life
PO Box 268, Warnerville NY 12187

Cobleskill Volunteer Fire Dept
P.O. Box 697, Cobleskill NY 12043

Cobleskill Volunteer Rescue Squad
PO Box 451, Cobleskill NY 12043

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