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Rich Vance (#47818065)
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I'm originally from Ripley in western New York state. My Vance, Maguire, Messenger and Wright ancestors were from McKean and Warren Counties, PA. My Hopkins, Alday, Rater and Getchell ancestors were from Erie County, PA and Chautauqua County, NY.
I retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1993 after
a 22-year career and now reside in Las Vegas.

My Father: Harold Paul Vance
Step-Dad: Arthur James 'Jim' Tustin
Grandpa: Lamont C 'Monty' Vance
Grandma: Genevieve Martha Getchell Vance
Grandpa: Lee Bloss Hopkins
Grandma: Iva Jane Alday Hopkins
Great-Grandma who made it to 100 years:
Nettie Belle Rater Alday

My Profile page in the Find-A-Grave Forums: Lost_Wages

For transfers of memorials I manage,
FIRST please read the FAQs here: Transfers
Then click on the EDIT tab at the top right corner of the memorial and then click
"Suggest any other correction or addition".

For corrections/additional facts for a memorial,
see here: Corrections
Then click on the EDIT tab at the top right corner of the memorial. Recent changes make it a lot easier to make edits to Dates/Places, Family Links, Name, Plot/GPS location, and Marker Transcription. For Bio info or to notify me of a duplicate, you still need to click "Suggest any other correction or addition".
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Messages left for Rich Vance (185)[Leave Message]
Carolyn Sue Mitchell
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a token for my sister.
Also thank you again for sponsoring her memorial.
Added by Kay on Nov 23, 2014 2:20 PM
Maggie Mac
Aleda McCormick
Thanks for remembering my Mom on her birthday. Kind regards,
Added by Maggie Mac on Nov 19, 2014 5:47 AM
Dr. James M. Owston
RE: Edward Dias in McKeesport
I have added the bio you requested. Have a good day.

Added by Dr. James M. Owston on Nov 18, 2014 3:32 PM
Deborah Dabrowski
Hannibal Burrows
I fixed the rotation problem by adding a new picture for him, lol.#123484833
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Nov 15, 2014 4:27 PM
Muriel Butler
Eric William John William
I extend a very sincere thank you and apology for the 4 month lateness in acknowledging the lovely token you left for my loved eldest brother.

He is now with our parents and in God's keeping.

Muriel Butler
Added by Muriel Butler on Nov 14, 2014 6:29 AM
Deborah Dabrowski
RE: Herbert Doss in North East
You are quite welcome Rich, this was a difficult find, even the office said he was in section H, when I actually found him across the road in section O. Happy belated Veteran's Day to you!
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Nov 12, 2014 8:17 AM
RE: Ethel May McCummins Zamba
I would love the transfers. Thank you!
Added by Jil on Nov 12, 2014 5:30 AM
Dannetta Borland Getz
RE: Mike Andychowski
Andrychowski. I will make memorials for Joseph and Harriet.
Added by Dannetta Borland Getz on Nov 10, 2014 7:16 PM
Clair H
Thank you for your token that you left on my wife memorial. I really appreciate it very much.
Added by Clair H on Nov 10, 2014 5:31 PM
Dannetta Borland Getz
Mike Andychowski
Hi Rich, I went to the headstone for Mike today. It is marked for Joe and Harriet, perhaps his parents. The stone that is there #311 and his is listed as #311.3. There is an urn in the very front of the stone marking a cremation burial, maybe it is him. I photographed it if you want me to add it to his web page. Dannetta
Added by Dannetta Borland Getz on Nov 10, 2014 4:07 PM
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