Gracie, William A.

January 25, 2004

On January 13, 2004 WILLIAM A. GRACIE M.D., AGE 78, of Ann Arbor. Beloved husband of 54 years to Phyllis Anne, dear father of William H. Gracie, Julie (Tim) Mosely, Anne Gracie Harloff, loving grandfather of Morgan Harloff, Mason Harloff, MaLcolm Moseley and Chase Gracie, dear brother of Betty Lee Wilson. Also survived by his niece Amanda Ruthenberg. Dr. Gracie graduated from Gilman School for Boys in Baltimore, MD and Princeton University in 1947. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. After Princeton Dr. Gracie served in the Army during WWII as a member of the 53rd Regiment. He was a P.O.W. in Germany and fought in the Battle of The Bulge, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After the war he attended Johns Hopkins University graduating in 1953. After graduation, William and Phyllis moved to Ann Arbor where William did his internship and residency at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gracie was in private practice with Dr's Cy Sturgis and H.M. Pollard. He was a founder of Huron Valley Gastroenterology P.C., retiring in 1991. Hw will be known for his gallbladder research studies and his development of the Fiber Optic Colonoscope. Dr. Gracie loved gardening, photography, music and especially Michigan Football. The family received friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. at the MUEHLIG FUNERAL CHAPEL. A Funeral Mass was said on Friday, January 16, 2004, at 2:00 P.M. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2250 E. Stadium Blvd. Burial followed the service at Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor.

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