1920 - 2013
August 31,1920- November 3, 2013
Stever Aubrey, of Lyme, Connecticut, died at the age of 93 surrounded by his wife and 5 children.
Stever was born in LaSalle, Illinois, son of James T. Aubrey and Mildred Stever Aubrey. He was pre-deceased by his parents and three brothers James, George and David. Stever grew up in the Chicago area, attended Lake Forest Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from Princeton University in 1943. Stever and his three brothers served in World War II.
After the war, Stever followed in the footsteps of his father, a partner in the Chicago firm Aubrey Moore and Wallace, and began his distinguished 40+ year career in the advertising business in New York at J. Walter Thompson and other prominent agencies. He became known as one of the great gentleman of advertising in the golden age.
Stever and Sally Aubrey moved from their family home in New Canaan, Connecticut to Lyme, Connecticut in 1980. In retirement, Stever pursued his passion for travelling, enjoying the outdoors and sculpting. Stever was very involved at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and the Black Hall Club where he served as president from 1990-1992.
Stever is survived by his wife of 66 years, Sally Hixon Aubrey, as well as their 5 children and their spouses, Lynne Aubrey, Jennifer Aubrey, Catherine Aubrey Lethbridge, Stever H. Aubrey, Michael R. Aubrey, 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 2:00pm at The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Stever aubrey to Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts.(www.lymeacademy.edu)
Published on NYTimes.com from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2013