Our staff's commitment to you

All great businesses share a common trait - people make the difference. The caring associates at Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, Inc. have been serving the community one family at a time. Below you will find bio’s on each our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Please feel free to contact any of us, we’re always here to help.

 


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William J. "Bill" Scheider Funeral Director

For almost forty years, the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, Inc. has been operated and managed by William J. "Bill" Scheider. Bill married the former Nikki Ann Prorok of Binghamton in 1980 and resides in nearby Johnson City. They have a daughter, Leigh Ann, who works and resides in the New York City area. Bill was raised in Endwell and graduated from the Maine-Endwell School System. He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y.

Following his graduation, Bill completed the course of study offered by the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, N.Y. After serving his apprenticeship with the Edward Carter Funeral Homes in Montrose and Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Bill received his New York State Funeral Directors license in 1978 and returned home to join the family business.

Since purchasing the business in 1981, numerous improvements to the facility have been made, as well as expansion of the services available. Bill has attended numerous seminars to maintain the high caliber of compassionate care he provides. Following is a short list of accomplishments:

  • Healing Heart Center Bereavement Counseling Training, Minneapolis, MN
  • Lifespring Seminars, Basic and Advanced
  • Assistant Presenter at the Dodge Company Embalming Seminars in Syracuse, NY
  • Life Appreciation Training, Basic and Advanced, Syracuse, NY and Atlanta, GA
  • Numerous Professional Seminars and Programs
  • Thanos Institute Study


Throughout his career, Bill has utilized his spare time to benefit the community in which he lives and works. The following is a partial list of his community involvements:

  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of New York State Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of Broome County Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church, Binghamton
  • Member of Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club
  • Member of Round Hill Lodge #533 F. & A.M.
  • Member of Otseningo Bodies A.A.S.R.
  • Member of Kalurah Shrine
  • Board Member of Worker’s Compensation NYSIG
  • Past President of Binghamton Breakfast and Johnson City Rotary Clubs
  • Past Master of Round Hill Lodge #533 F. & A.M.
  • Recipient of the Mason of the Year Award
  • Past President Orthodox Square Club Central New York Chapter #8
  • Recipient of the Orthodox Square Club Person of the Year Award
  • Former Treasurer for several years for Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club
  • Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Award and Benefactor Rotary International
  • Former Member of The National Hospice Association
  • Former Board of Director and Treasurer of HALos ("Help After Loss" Benevolent Support Group)
  • Former Board of Director of the Johnson City Senior Citizens
  • Honorary Member of the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad
  • Former Commissioner of the Overbrook Recreational Complex, Johnson City
  • Life Member of Hobart Statesmen Athletic Association
  • Former Director of The Southern Tier A.I.D.S. Program
  • Former Member of the Broome Community College Foundation


Bill has also provided over one hundred lectures to church, school, and community groups on many funeral-related topics. We welcome your questions and comments and the opportunity to personally discuss your wishes and provide quality service when the need arises.

William J. "Bill" Scheider

Funeral Director
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For almost forty years, the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, Inc. has been operated and managed by William J. "Bill" Scheider. Bill married the former Nikki Ann Prorok of Binghamton in 1980 and resides in nearby Johnson City. They have a daughter, Leigh Ann, who works and resides in the New York City area. Bill was raised in Endwell and graduated from the Maine-Endwell School System. He earned his B.A. in Sociology from Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y.

Following his graduation, Bill completed the course of study offered by the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, N.Y. After serving his apprenticeship with the Edward Carter Funeral Homes in Montrose and Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., Bill received his New York State Funeral Directors license in 1978 and returned home to join the family business.

Since purchasing the business in 1981, numerous improvements to the facility have been made, as well as expansion of the services available. Bill has attended numerous seminars to maintain the high caliber of compassionate care he provides. Following is a short list of accomplishments:

  • Healing Heart Center Bereavement Counseling Training, Minneapolis, MN
  • Lifespring Seminars, Basic and Advanced
  • Assistant Presenter at the Dodge Company Embalming Seminars in Syracuse, NY
  • Life Appreciation Training, Basic and Advanced, Syracuse, NY and Atlanta, GA
  • Numerous Professional Seminars and Programs
  • Thanos Institute Study


Throughout his career, Bill has utilized his spare time to benefit the community in which he lives and works. The following is a partial list of his community involvements:

  • Member of National Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of New York State Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of Broome County Funeral Directors Association
  • Member of St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church, Binghamton
  • Member of Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club
  • Member of Round Hill Lodge #533 F. & A.M.
  • Member of Otseningo Bodies A.A.S.R.
  • Member of Kalurah Shrine
  • Board Member of Worker’s Compensation NYSIG
  • Past President of Binghamton Breakfast and Johnson City Rotary Clubs
  • Past Master of Round Hill Lodge #533 F. & A.M.
  • Recipient of the Mason of the Year Award
  • Past President Orthodox Square Club Central New York Chapter #8
  • Recipient of the Orthodox Square Club Person of the Year Award
  • Former Treasurer for several years for Binghamton Breakfast Rotary Club
  • Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Award and Benefactor Rotary International
  • Former Member of The National Hospice Association
  • Former Board of Director and Treasurer of HALos ("Help After Loss" Benevolent Support Group)
  • Former Board of Director of the Johnson City Senior Citizens
  • Honorary Member of the Union Volunteer Emergency Squad
  • Former Commissioner of the Overbrook Recreational Complex, Johnson City
  • Life Member of Hobart Statesmen Athletic Association
  • Former Director of The Southern Tier A.I.D.S. Program
  • Former Member of the Broome Community College Foundation


Bill has also provided over one hundred lectures to church, school, and community groups on many funeral-related topics. We welcome your questions and comments and the opportunity to personally discuss your wishes and provide quality service when the need arises.