Edward R. Stettinius

October 01, 1990

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.

He returned to Baltimore from Europe in 1968 and worked as a consultant for various steamship companies. He was a member of the Maryland Club and Annapolis Yacht Club. He moved to Middleburg in 1975.

Survivors include his wife, the former Nancy Hall; two daughters, Elizabeth Scott of Annapolis and Josephine Murray of Baltimore; two sons, William C. Stettinius of Norfolk, Va., and Edward T. Stettinius of New Orleans; three sisters, Elizabeth Young of Massachusetts, Carol Gorman of Owings Mills and Achsah O'Donovan of Upperco, and nine grandchildren.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Oncology Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe St. Baltimore 21205.

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