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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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Rebecca Jean Jackson Henderson
RE: Military Veterans in Erie
Your so welcome. Was a bit behind with school starting up. And other things going on. :-)
Added by Rebecca Jean Jackson Hend... on Sep 28, 2014 1:08 PM
Sherman Damcott
I found a 1910 census with his family info on, added it to his page
Added by CABrown on Sep 26, 2014 10:12 AM
RE: Genevieve Vance
It's truly a pleasure visiting your Grandmother Genevieve and leaving a remembrance token. I got a good chuckle out of your little anecdote. What an adorable character she must have been! Thank you so much for sharing - it made my day.
Thank you, too, for visiting my loved ones, critters included. It's very deeply appreciated.
You and your loved ones have a good day and a blessed, safe Fall. Fondly, Suse
Added by sniksnak on Sep 26, 2014 7:10 AM
Sandra Walczak
Leonard Cyterski‏
I know the picture was at Calvary, I see the obit said Mary Queen of Peace. If you find out he's not at Calvary, I'll delete the memorial.
Added by Sandra Walczak on Sep 22, 2014 9:07 AM
Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to leave my father a flower. It means a lot.
Added by - on Sep 18, 2014 9:38 PM
I like the new picture on your profile!
Cute little pooch! Like my friend Glenda -- I appreciate all the updates too! Sometimes I wonder how I miss finding parents but I guess it takes an extra set of eyes! ;-)edie
Added by Edie on Sep 02, 2014 7:04 AM
I appreciate all your updates for the memorials in Erie PA.
Added by glenda on Aug 27, 2014 8:18 AM
Barbara Sargent
RE: Chericuzio/Chiricuzio duplicate
You're welcome
Glad to have helped.
Added by Barbara Sargent on Aug 27, 2014 7:10 AM
Don Bennett
Alice Coffin
Rich, I did not accept edit. I made the change by linking family members. If you would rather it listed the other way let me know & I will do it. Best regards, Don
Added by Don Bennett on Aug 27, 2014 4:07 AM
Chris Sly/e
B Church and Eugene Church
Thanks for the additional bio to add to these 2 memorials. I was able to then link Eugene's parents.
Added by Chris Sly/e on Aug 23, 2014 9:48 AM
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