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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

I'm only human and I make mistakes; so any Edits or additions are gladly welcomed. ^_^

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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Sandra Walczak
Carl Fischer #141604292
According to the cemetery records, Carl Fischer (Fisher) should be at Trinity, not Calvary.
Sandy Walczak
Added by Sandra Walczak on Oct 12, 2015 11:53 AM
RE: 65421326
I'm not related either, Rich, so just keep her.
Added by LSmith on Oct 03, 2015 4:55 PM
Rich Fedoush
James Klie #76217435
Hello Rich,

I've deleted my memorial as you suggested and added the picture and did a edit to add the obit. Tnx.

Enjoy the weekend.

Rich Fedoush
Added by Rich Fedoush on Oct 02, 2015 8:02 AM
Carolyn Hoke
Thank you so much for sponsoring her memorial.
Added by Gabriella on Sep 29, 2015 8:08 AM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
RE: Military records
You do a great job - thanks!
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Sep 23, 2015 8:26 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
Military records
Hi, Rich - Thanks for all the updates. I was just wondering what you use as your source for military records.
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Sep 23, 2015 5:52 PM
Hi Rich,
I transferred Rhonda Lyons' memorial to you. I really am not sure of the location of the cemetery so will let you handle that.
Added by LSmith on Sep 21, 2015 2:42 PM
Barbara Goggin Brann
Belle Valley Cemetery vs Eoahn Zlahtoust Cemetery

No problem. I will add photos the next time that I am at the cemetery (tomorrow if it doesn't rain) for the ones that you moved from Belle Valley Cemetery to Eoahn Zlahtoust Cemetery.

Added by Barbara Goggin Brann on Sep 19, 2015 12:42 AM
Edson B. Waite, Jr.
RE: WW II Veteran emblem
I have removed the large emblem. I can't remove the one at graveside.
Added by Edson B. Waite, Jr. on Sep 18, 2015 8:27 PM
John Kean
Added the information to his bio. Thanks
Added by mygenpassion on Sep 15, 2015 1:08 PM
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