Mary Velasco Sternberg, a resident of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, on January 4, 2022, after a brief illness. She was born July 30, 1929, in Amsterdam, New York to Angel and Isabel Velasco. Mary attended Amsterdam High School and then Amsterdam School of Commerce. She worked for General Electric and Brunswick over the course of many years. Mary enjoyed cooking for others, sewing, current events, and was an avid reader. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Marcus Sternberg, her brothers John Alvarez (Teresa) and Frank Alvarez (Bobby). Mary is survived by her sons Lawrence Marcus Sternberg and James Paul Sternberg (Allison), grandchildren, Stephen, Jameson, and Jack Sternberg, her sister, Juana Maliszewski, and many nieces and nephews. Mary was a kind, loving, independent, strong and courageous woman who always put others first. She was witty and playful and brought a smile to those who knew her. Mary will be missed dearly by her family and friends.