Lincoln Stevenson, age 96, died peacefully at home in Rye, on September 23, 2017. 

Born on April 15, 1921 in New York City, he was the son of Mrs. Theodore Stemmler and Mr. Lincoln Stevenson.

He graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 1939 and Williams College in 1942.

Soon thereafter, he enlisted in the army and fought in World War II. He was in military intelligence and a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division where he was awarded a Bronze Medal for his bravery, including fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. He rose to the rank of Major. 

After the war, Mr. Stevenson received a law degree from Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Law from New York University. In 1954, he started the North American Leasing Company and was a pioneer in the equipment leasing business. 

He was a member of the Apawamis, University, and Ocean Reef clubs, where he was an avid squash and tennis player. An enthusiastic horticulturalist, he had a special passion for orchids. 

He is survived by his wife, Anne; his three sons, Jeffrey, Christopher, and Nicholas; and ten grandchildren. 

A celebration of his life will be held at Christ’s Church, Rye, on Monday, October 16 at 1 p.m.

Donations in Mr. Stevenson’s memory may be made to the Lawrenceville School or Williams College.