Deborah Cornwell Stephenson, of Warrensburg, died on Dec. 28, 1999. She was born on March 29, 1952 in Mineola, the daughter of Barbara (Reed) Douglas and the late Hewlett E. Cornwell. She graduated from Johnsburg Central School in North Creek in 1970. She worked at the Gore Mountain Ski Center in North Creek and Barton Mines Corp. in North River. She married Larry E. Stephenson on May 29, 1976 in the North River Methodist Church. She was civic-minded and enjoyed volunteering for PTSA, Girl Scouts and she served as Deacon for the Warrensburg First Presbyterian Church. Her pastimes were sewing and craft making. She is survived by her husband of 23 years; her mother; grandchildren, Erin, Bridget and Kevin, all of Warrensburg; sisters, Ann O'Connor (Joseph), Janet Duell (Randy), Katherine Nofi (Edward) and Kimberly Klippel (Charles); several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her aunt Virginia R. O'Connor. Arrangements were made by the Alexander Funeral Home, Warrensburg. Funeral services at the Warrensburg First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Susan Faye-Wonderland officiating. Debby's wishes were to be cremated. Donations can be made to the Adirondack Girl Scout Council, Meadowbrook Rd., Queensbury, NY 12804, the Warrensburg First Presbyterian Church, 2 Stewart Farrar Ave., Warrensburg, NY 12885 or the Debby Stephenson Scholarship Fund, Warrensburg High School, 1 James St., Warrensburg, NY 12885.
Arthur Katz, 75, of Great Neck, died on Jan. 19, 2000. Cherished husband of Lillian. Brother of Helene Clotnick. Father of Benjamin and Matthew and their wives Stephanie and Roni. Loving grandfather of Pamela, Allison, Alexandra, Samantha, Hannah, Dana and Sophia. He was retired from CUNY. Private services. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 475 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10016.
John C. Rocco, 86, died on Jan. 27, 2000 at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. Born in Richfield, CT on Nov. 12, 1913, he was the son of Rosario and Rosina Rocco. He was educated and raised in New York City. Mr. Rocco assisted his father in the family's grocery business in NY and Old Westbury. He later worked for the former Grumman Aerospace before retiring in 1978. He moved to Amsterdam 20 years ago. A Roman Catholic, he was a communicant of St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church in Port Washington. Survivors include his wife, the former Carmella Trinchitella whom he married on July 2, 1949; three sons, John Rocco of Schenectady, Russell and Richard Rocco, both of Lake City, FL; one daughter, Joanne Sollecito of Amsterdam; one brother, Dominick Rocco of Westbury; two sisters, Angela Frivold and Jean Feruzzi, both of Westbury; eight grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements were made by the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, Amsterdam. A Mass of the Resurrection was held at St. Stephen's RC Church in Hagaman with Fr. Ronald Matulewicz celebrating. Contributions can be made to St. Stephen's Church in his memory.