Roderic A. Stevenson ’63 died on March 31, 2022, in Houston, Texas.
(The following was provided by Dignity Memorial)
Roderic “Rod” Alan Stevenson, age 80 passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Rod was born on August 19, 1941, in Bangor, Maine.
As a husband for fifty-four years and father for fifty-two years, Rod made numerous sacrifices during that time to make sure his family never went without. Having a strong sense to care for others, when his wife, Lucille, started having health problems thirty years ago, he never left her side. He was married to Lucille Stevenson from November 26, 1966, to June 12, 2021.
Roderic Alan Stevenson went to Bowdoin College where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, a freshman member of the basketball team, and played baseball his freshman, sophomore, and junior years. As a college athlete himself, Rod loved anything sports-related. He especially enjoyed coaching his two sons and in later years watching his two grandchildren participate in their baseball, softball, football, and basketball leagues. It wasn’t unusual to see him on the front row of the bleachers next to his wife of fifty-four years watching his grandson’s high school baseball games. When he wasn’t at the ball field you could count on finding him cheering on the hometown Houston teams from the comfort of his favorite chair.
Rod proudly served his country in the United States Army, where was stationed at Fort Polk in Leesville, LA, from 1963 to 1965 as a first lieutenant with the infantry. He received his honorable discharge in 1969.
Loyal to a fault, Rod was a stickler for details and good grammar, often resulting in numerous revisions of both math and English homework for his two sons (much to their dismay) before going out to play catch or shoot baskets.
Roderic Alan Stevenson’s parents are Clifford and Margaret Stevenson, and his brother, Malcom Stevenson. He is survived by his son, Mark Stevenson, and his wife, Cathy Stevenson, from Cypress, Texas, and son Scott Stevenson, from Houston, Texas. He has two wonderful grandchildren, Megan and Ryan Stevenson of Cypress, Texas. He has two nephews, Gardner Stevenson of Monmouth, ME, and Gary Stevenson of Hillsboro, NH.