Edward Reilly Stettinius, 65, a former yacht racer and World War II veteran, died yesterday at his home in Middleburg, Va., after a long illness.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Va.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Stettinius attended Gilman School and graduated from St. George's Boarding School in Newport, R.I.
A World War II veteran, he enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and served on a Naval ship in the Pacific. Mr. Stettinius joined the United States Lines, a steamship company, in 1950 and for the next 17 years lived with his family in France, Holland and England.
During that time, he became an accomplished yachtsman and entered and won many famous races in Europe, including the "One Ton Cup" race in Copenhagen.