Debby Stevens

September 25, 1930December 4, 2018

Deborah (Debby) Stevens, 88 Born in Parkchester, Bronx, New York, Debby was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend whose greatest pleasure was the happiness of those she cared about. Debby graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She married Melvin Salpeter (Stevens) (1929-2003),and put her career on hold to become a mother and raise a family. Debby was active in the Democratic Party and the League of Woman Voters and was committed to social justice. As her three sons grew, she started and managed three successful fashion businesses. Debby was a true New Yorker who enjoyed all the city had to offer, supporting dance, theatre, Broadway Mall and several museums. Although her health began to fail, she never lost her intelligent, inquisitive, and loving manner. She will be remembered by those she loved and those whose lives she touched as a person of creativity, integrity, and compassion. She is survived by her sons, David, Peter, and Seth; her daughters-in-law, Sandra, Simona, and Karen; and her grand-children Emma, Samuel, Luke, Oliver, Sarah, and Ben.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Committal Thursday, December 6, 2018

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