Vreeland was actively involved in the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) since its inception in 1959, as well as other graphic arts associations. He served as vice chairman of the Solicitation Committee of the FTA, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, was a workshop head for two years and received the FTA’s President’s Award in May 2002. Vreeland was also a former director of the Graphic Preparatory Association (GPA), and was the recipient of its President’s Award in 1972. He received the Marking Devices Association’s President’s Award and was a member of TAPPI.
Surviving are his three children, Alice L., and her husband, Jochen Kuehner, Howard B. Jr., and his wife, Ann Vreeland, and Patricia L. Coon, and her fiancé, Mike Pennington; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions in the name of Howard B. Vreeland Sr., may be given to the Bryan Area