Born: June 1, 1898

Died: May 15, 1979

Married: Constance Deboney Dixon

Step Children: Thomas M. Dixon, John F. Dixon, Mrs. Joan Rascoe

Curtis Stevens was a member of the Saranac Lake Red Devils bobsled team.  With his youngest brother, Hubert, he won the 1932 2-man gold medal at Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games. He also won several national titles and one North American title on the 4-man bobsled.

He spent much of his life running the family business, the Stevens Hotel in Lake Placid, but he also had a fuel and oil dealership in Lake Placid. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytech, Stevens was also an accomplished motorboat racer, having won many races in that sport, including an international regatta in Cuba in 1929.

He was a son of George A and Frances Flanders Stevens.  He was a World War I veteran.

North Countryman, May 23, 1979

 Curtis Stevens, Olympic Gold Metalist, Dies At Lake Placid

The Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee (LPOOC), and residents of the village of Lake Placid, were saddened to learn of the death of Olympic gold medalist Curtis P. Stevens, May 15, 1979 at the Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid. He was 80 years of age.

Stevens captured a gold medal at the 1932 Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid, in the 2-man bobsled event. He was named to the U.S. Olympic bobsled teams in 1936 and 1940, and managed the 1948 Olympic bobsled team at St. Moritz, Switzerland. He was coach-manager for the U.S. Olympic bobsled team in Oslo, Norway. Stevens was named an honorary member of the LPOOC earlier this year. He was a life-long resident of Lake Placid.

Funeral services were held at the St. Eustice Episcopal Church on Friday, May 18, with Rev. William Hayes, Rector, officiating, assisted by Rev. J. Bernard Fell, pastor of the Bloomingdale Methodist Church (also president of the LPOOC), and Rev. Phillip Allen of St. Agnes Catholic Church of Lake Placid. Burial was in St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid.

LPOOC president Fell declared the Olympic Administrative offices closed Friday, May 18, from 12-3 in honor of Curtis Stevens.