William Breece Obituary

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William James Breece

September 3, 1923 - November 3, 2012
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William J. Breece, 89, of Plantation Estates in Matthews, NC, died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at home. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Plantation Estates with Reverend Larry Watts, Plantation Estates Chaplain, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Mr. Breece was born September 3, 1923 in Chester, PA, the son of the late Horace W. Breece, Sr. and Ellen Gallagher Breece. He graduated from John Bartram High School in Philadelphia; Pennsylvania State University; and Yale Law School. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, attaining the...
William J. Breece, 89, of Plantation Estates in Matthews, NC, died Saturday, November 3, 2012 at home.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Plantation Estates with Reverend Larry Watts, Plantation Estates Chaplain, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Mr. Breece was born September 3, 1923 in Chester, PA, the son of the late Horace W. Breece, Sr. and Ellen Gallagher Breece. He graduated from John Bartram High School in Philadelphia; Pennsylvania State University; and Yale Law School. He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Following his graduation from Yale Law School, Mr. Breece joined the legal department of Scott Paper Company in Philadelphia, and spent 32 years with that company, retiring as a senior vice president in 1982. After his retirement, he resumed his education, attending Drexel University's evening school, and graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1985.

During his business career Mr. Breece was at various times president of United Way of Southeast Delaware County, PA; chairman of the board of Crozer-Chester Memorial Hospital in Upland, PA; vice president of the Penn State Alumni Association; vice chairman of the board of Williamson School in Lima, PA; and chairman of the Industrial Relations Committee of the American Paper Institute.

He is survived by his wife, Norene E. Breece of Matthews, NC; an adopted stepson, Thomas G. Thomson of New York, NY; and sisters, Margaret B. Lowe of Carmel, NY and Nancy Brown of Fort Washington, PA.

Memorials may be made to the Samaritan Fund of Plantation Estates, 733 Plantation Estates Drive, Matthews, NC 28105.

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