Bradford P. “Fordy” Stevens ’76 died on November 21, 2013, in Littleton, Colorado.
He was born in Boston on October 8, 1953, and prepared for college at Middlesex School. In his senior year at Bowdoin, where he was a dean’s list student, he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps in the automotive industry and began a sixteen-month apprenticeship at a dealership in South Portland. At twenty-four, he bought the Keene (N.H.) Datsun Lincoln-Mercury dealership and programmed an entire dealer management software system to help run it. In the process, he discovered a passion to which he would commit much of his career, ultimately leading to the creation of Dealer360® software, which is now used by dealers nationwide. He sold the Keene dealership in 1986 to buy Maine Mall Motors, which he in turn sold ten years later, staying on as general manager and minority owner. He is survived by his father, George Stevens; his wife of thirty-two years, Margaret Lundberg Stevens; daughters Rebecca Stevens, Abby Laverick, and Brit Baldwin; one granddaughter; sisters Tee Wall, Amy Stevens, and Ellie Stevens; and brother George Stevens Jr. He was predeceased by his mother, Sally Potter Stevens.