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; children, 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.
Dorothy M. Sentner, 91, died on Jan. 3, 2000 at her home in East Orleans, MA. She was the wife of the late Robert V. She was a long time resident of Port Washington before moving to Cape Cod in 1956. Mrs. Sentner is survived by her son, Robert V. Sentner of Port Washington, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services were private.
Henry J. Larsen was born on Jan. 13, 1925 and succumbed to complications from a stroke at his home on Oct. 3, 1999. Affectionately known as Wolf (nicknamed from the movie, the Sea Wolf's Captain Wolf Larsen, by his classmates). He was a veteran of WWII from 1943 to 1946, having served in the European African Eastern Sector.
He was a gradute of Port Washington High School in the Class of 1943. He had been employed by the Port Washington Post Office and the Port Washington Public Library.
Henry married Carmella (Dolly) Ligeri on Nov. 6, 1949. He was a member of VFW Post #1819, American Legion Post #509, a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Fatima RC Church and a 46-year member of the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen's Club.
He was the son of the late Henry and Lillian Larsen and brother of the late Isabel Schuster and Harriet Peyser. He was also the son-in-law of the late Ben and Anna Ligeri, brother-in-law of Louise Ligeri and the late Louis Ligeri Sr. Uncle of Betty-Ann Sheridan, Barbara-Ann Evanier, Brenda Ostreicher, Lou Ligeri II and Ben Ligeri III. He is survived by his wife Dolly, his children, Henry C. III and Laura Iacono, his son-in-law Joseph R. Iacono and his granddaughter Sara Ann Iacono. Also surviving are many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A prayer service, given by Commander Daniel Blasucci and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was held at the Roslyn Heights Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church. He was laid to rest in Nassau Knolls Cemetery and given a military gun salute with taps by Kevin O'Halpern also of the VFW. He is sorely missed and will remain in our hearts forever.