Stuart John Colville passed away peacefully at the age of 60 surrounded by his loved ones on March 27, 2012 in Newport Beach. He is survived by his wife Susan McNally, his son Mario Colville, his mother Barbara Colville O’Donnell, and his sister Maryanne Colville.
Stuart was born in Orange, CA, attended Webb High School and recently enjoyed a high school reunion with his dear friends. He graduated from Lafayette College in PA where he played football and was an outgoing fraternity brother of Delta Tau Delta. He graduated from the Santa Barbara College of Law and passed the Bar in 1980.
A member of the California State Bar Association, American Bar Association; Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Orange County Bar Associations where Stuart practiced law for over 35 years. He acted as Judge Pro Tem & Arbitrator for the Santa Barbara Municipal and Superior courts.
Stuart is a past-president of the Sunrise Rotary Club in Santa Barbara and until his death was an active member of the Newport-Irvine Rotary Club. He enjoyed many volunteer activities including serving on the Board of Directors for the YMCA both in Santa Barbara and Orange County.
Stuart was happiest with one of his 4 cats on his lap, his Golden doodle Toby at his feet, and his loving wife by his side. With his wicked sense of humor, sharp wit and intelligence, and friendly ways, Stuart will be dearly missed by his loving family and many friends.
For more information on Stu’s life and to leave memories and comments, please visit www.legacy.com. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Rotary Foundation – please visit www.ni-rotary.org.