George Alan Wyland, 87

George Alan Wyland, 87, of Wilton and formerly of Rowayton, Conn. and Rowe, Mass., died on Nov. 7, 2014. He was the husband for 59 years of the late Florence Ewing Bates Wyland.

Mr. Wyland was born July 13, 1927 in New York City. He was the son of Martha R. Shultz Wyland and George Gilbert Wyland. He served with the amphibious service in the Pacific, in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a commissioner in the Boy Scouts of America for 10 years.

With his wife, Florence, he presented Marriage Encounter weekends around the country for a number of years. He had served in a number of capacities in The United Church of Rowayton, including Sunday school teaching; property, finance, household concerns and deacons committees and as lay leader/moderator. Mr. Wyland retired in 1995 as a supervisor after 35 years with the Nash Engineering Company.

He is survived by two sons, Scott A. Wyland and his wife Michelle and Clifford W. Wyland and his wife Amy of Bend, Ore.; two daughters, Martha E. Wyland and her husband J. Edwin of Sublimity, Ore., and Laura L. Donnelly of Easthampton, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Catherine L. Smith and her husband Steven Silverman of New York City, and was predeceased by his sister Barbara A. Broad.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, 3 p.m., at the United Church of Rowayton. The Rev. John Livingston will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Garden at the United Church of Rowayton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the United Church of Rowayton, Animals in Distress in Wilton, or a charity of your choice. To leave an online condolence for his family, please visit