DELAWARE, MD - Stuart Bracken passed away peacefully on September 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson Bracken, his three sons and daughter as well as his step son and daughter and their children and prized dog, Scooter. Stuart graduated from Washington and Lee University after receiving a diploma from Bishop Mckinstry of the Diocese of Delaware at Saint Andrews School, preceded only by a wonderful experience at Pomfret in Connecticut. Stuart was part of a rich rowing tradition that he helped to support for many years to follow. Besides financial contributions, he offered his time and gift of eloquence in writing to thank fellow contributors and also to encourage young scholars to endeavor to persevere and succeed at the highest level. Stuart served as a Private First Class in the infantry in Augsburg, Germany after which he found employment at the Hercules Power Company. In 1958 and nearly four decades to follow, Stuart enjoyed many friendships and success with Merrill Lynch. His passion for investment was nearly outweighed by his lust for golf, which he played just as well. His love for skiing led to a chance meeting and successful marriage to Barbara that began in the Mountain Chapel up on the ski hill in Stowe, Vermont. Barb and Stuart enjoyed many traveling adventures together. He learned much from history and referenced many a wordsmith in his own inspirational notes to others to be industrious, sensical and honest and to enjoy life's adventures in spite of the many obstacles along the way.

Services to be held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church Saturday, November 24 @ 11:00 AM. As a remembrance attendees are invited to offer a handful of flowers to be added to a grander bouquet. If donations are preferred then they may be addressed to schools attended including Pomfret, Saint Andrew's School or Washington Lee University. It takes a village. Messages and prayers may be sent care of St. Christopher's of Chatham with Stuart's name and date of service. For directions see www.stchristopherschatham.org.