William Stuart Westland

September 30, 1959December 23, 2018

William Stuart Westland, 59, of Marblehead, MA passed away on Sunday December 23, 2018. Stuart was born in Memphis, TN on September 30, 1959 to Dr. G.A. “Al” Westland Sr. and Patricia Westland. He was a graduate of The Memphis University School and a 1981 graduate of the University of Missouri -Columbia where he received his BA in Journalism. At the University of Missouri, he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity and became an avid member of the Alumni Association. Stuart began his advertising career in New York City with Wells Rich, Greene BDDP and then Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. He later became VP Account Supervisor at McKinney & Silver, VP Director of Marketing for Performance Bicycle, VP Account Director at MSA in North Carolina and then VP Marketing at YMCA of Greater Boston, Inc. Stuart was a devoted church member and served as a deacon at the United Church of Chapel Hill in North Carolina until his move to Marblehead. He then became an active member at The Old North Church of Marblehead and served as a crank for the historic Abbot Hall clock. He found joy in cycling, sailing, reading, photography and spending time with his family.

Stuart was preceded, in death, by his twin sister Gerene Kay and his father Dr. G.A. “Al” Westland Sr. He is survived by his wife, Helen Westland, of 38 years, his mother Patricia Westland and brother George A. Westland Jr. of Memphis Tennessee, as well as his three children Darcy Westland Dellavecchia and her husband Dustin Dellavecchia, Jessica Westland, and Jeremy Westland, his niece and nephew Taryn and Allen Westland and his cousins Gene, Stephanie, Pat, and Debbie Peer of Jacksonville, FL.

Memorial Service will be held at the Old North Church, 35 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA on Saturday January 19th at 10am. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions, in memory of Stuart to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis TN Arrangements by Eustis and Cornell of Marblehead.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Bryce Haac

January 19, 2019

This is such a great loss that I find myself at a loss for words, but I just want you to know how much I care about you all and am thinking of you. The Westland house was a second home for me in high school and I have always been so glad that you all moved to North Carolina so that I could meet Darcy, a best and lifelong friend. I remember hanging out all the time over there and being so impressed by how young and cool Darcy's parents were... always coming back from long bike rides and having stories about sailing. Your home was full of life and love and support for one another and I am so lucky to have been able to spend time with all of you. Even though we have all moved since, I still think of you as family and I truly wish I could be there with you all during this difficult time. I know Stuart's memory will live on in Darcy, Jessica and Jeremy.

Jim Pangman

January 16, 2019

Stuart was a fraternity brother with me at Missouri in 1979. People come into you life for a reason ,a season or a life time. Stuart helped me through pledgeship. When everyone else tested me ,he held me up and coached me through it. That was the reason. The following years he became a good friend And KAPPA ALPHA BROTHER. That was the season. Sorry we lost touch. From all I read and feel here he only got stronger and better as a friend. You will be missed brother.
Jim Pangman

John S.

January 15, 2019

Stuart was a wonderful guy and cheerful friend going back to MUS days. I'm so glad he was involved in his church and gave so many of us the blessing of knowing him.
John Stewart, 3670 Northwood Drive Memphis, TN

David H

January 15, 2019

I knew Stuart from Old North Church. He got involved on the Membership Committee at church soon after joining. Stuart was a charter member of our men's fellowship group. He faithfully attended our monthly breakfasts, participated in 1-2 of our winter retreats, helped to brew beer for church social events, was one of our friendly bartenders, and volunteered his photography skills as part of our Men's Services fund raising in connection with the church fair. He was a thoughtful listener and solid friend, well liked by all. He will be remembered by us all for a very long time.
Dave Hostetter, Marblehead, MA

Kathy Yusiewicz

January 9, 2019

Helen, Darcy, Jessica and Jeremy,
We are so sorry for your loss. We have such wonderful memories of Stuart and spending time with you all in NC. You were one of the first neighbors we met when we moved to LHF. Our thoughts and prayers are with you...Kathy and Jeff

Pam Proctor

January 9, 2019

I did not know your son or his family but the accolades honoring him at this time sound like the kind of gentleman you would raise. I am so very sorry for your family’s deep sadness.
Much Love to you and many prayers as you grieve.


January 9, 2019

Stuart was one of those people you knew was Christian without asking. His character was such that there was no question.

Janet Flowers

January 9, 2019

May your faith, family and friends sustain you as you mourn the loss of one so dear to you. I remember Stuart as a devoted and tireless volunteer at United Church. He was kind and caring and always smiling. The world was a richer place for his gifts to it.

John Neubauer

January 9, 2019

Stuart is a fraternity brother, and we met in Columbia in 1979. As an older brother, he was an excellent mentor, and was what a KA gentleman should be, kind, reserved, courteous, and always there if you needed a friend or advice. We just reconnected a couple of years ago, and he never let me know he had health issues...that was just his way.

He will be missed and I am honored to have known him and call him a brother. God's speed my friend.

John Neubauer
Gainesville, GA

Betsy Stearly Arnot

January 8, 2019

Helen I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your cousin Betsy Stearly Arnot