He was born May 27, 1946, in Baltimore, Md. He attended Catonsville High School, where he played soccer, basketball, baseball, and lacrosse and edited the yearbook. At Princeton Stu majored in public and international affairs and wrote his thesis on the N.J. State Police for Professor Jameson Doig, with whom he was still corresponding 50 years later. He played varsity soccer and was elected to the All-Ivy second soccer team. He ate at Charter Club and lived with Andy Hurwitz, Al Dunning, Chris Margolin, and Bob Bowditch his senior year.
After Princeton Stu earned a law degree from Yale University in 1972 and moved to Phoenix, Ariz., to begin his career as a lawyer. He practiced law as a commercial litigator in Arizona until his death.
Stu was predeceased by his parents, Rowland and Mary Halstead, and is survived by his sister, Marcia Halstead James. To her, the class extends its profound sympathies.