Brian J. Stephenson, 45, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur where he was also under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley. Funeral arrangements are private with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Brian was born February 11, 1966 in Canton, the son of William and Rita Sharlow Stephenson. Brian attended Gouverneur schools and Mater Dei College in Ogdensburg, majoring in criminal justice. He was employed at several department stores in the area.
Brian enjoyed computers, listening to music, playing his guitar, assembling models, and was a car and bike enthusiast. He was also a NY Yankee fan, collected baseball cards, and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and camping.
Brian is survived by his daughter, Samantha Stephenson of Gouverneur; two sisters, Stephanie and Ernie Cougler of Rensselaer Falls, Roxanne Stephenson of Gouverneur; a brother, Steven and Cynthia Stephenson of Harrisville; nieces and nephews Emily Cougler, Oaklyn, New Jersey, Nicole and Jacob Cougler of Rensselaer Falls, Susanne Stephenson of Rochester, Christopher Stephenson of Harrisville, Jeromy Stephenson of Kirkville, Sharla Andrews, Dexter, and Chantelle Stephenson, Black River and aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents and his stepfather George Hockey Jr.
Memorial donations may be made in Brian’s memory to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.