UW Today

February 8, 2012

Public funeral for William Stacey to be Feb. 11 in Meany Hall

News and Information

The University of Washington community will honor the life of Sgt. William (Will) Stacey in a public funeral service at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb.11, in Meany Hall.

An informal reception will follow in the lobby.

Will Stacey, 23, the son of Bob Stacey, interim dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; and history professor Robin Stacey, was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan on Jan. 31.

“My death did not change the world; it may be tough for you to justify its meaning at all,” Will Stacey wrote in a letter to his family that was published in the Seattle Times. “But there is greater meaning to it.” He concluded that letter writing, “If my life buys the safety of a child who will one day change this world, then I know that it was all worth it.”

Meany Halls doors will be open at 3:15 p.m. Directions and information on campus parking are online.