William D. Braceland, 91, of Havertown, a printing company executive, died Monday, June 24, at Riddle Village in Media of complications from a stroke.
"He died as he lived - peacefully," said daughter Joan Hawsey.
From 1946 until his retirement in 1973, he was co-owner of Braceland Bros. Printing Inc., a large Philadelphia-based company that handled government contracts as well as commercial work. The firm, founded in 1899, had plants here, and in Steubenville, Ohio, and Franconia, Va.
A third generation of Braceland family members ran the business before selling it 15 years ago.
Born in West Philadelphia, Mr. Braceland graduated from West Catholic High School for Boys in 1939 and served in the Army Air Forces from August 1942 to May 1946. He was honorably discharged with the rank of captain.