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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 (146)[Leave Message]
Robert Fowler
RE: Thanks
It is always a privilege to leave a note for a veteran. You have some great photos on his site as well. In addition, I thank you for your own military service. Glad you were able to be there in person this year. I'm sure there were a lot of stories swapped.
Added by Robert Fowler on Jul 09, 2014 7:48 AM
Donna Gagnon
Louvina Specht Schult
Thank you so much for the photograph of Louvina's headstone, Rich!
Added by Donna Gagnon on Jul 01, 2014 1:48 PM
Diane Rawa Bronakowski
RE: Thanks
Hi Rich,

Lunch sounds great for meet & greet. You can reach me at

Added by Diane Rawa Bronakowski on Jun 18, 2014 12:05 PM
Don Bennett
Simeon Bond
Thanks for the Bio update.
Added by Don Bennett on Jun 06, 2014 4:27 PM
Joyce Starry
Thank you for the info on the bio for Gab Bifulco. We have been working on finding his obit, this will help.

Added by Joyce Starry on May 26, 2014 9:15 PM
Shirley Stewart Milford
William Bierbrodt Military Service
Thank you for adding the Military Service marker comments to William's memorial. I really want the military service shown on the memorials!

Added by Shirley Stewart Milford on May 25, 2014 3:49 PM
Don Bennett
Wallace Bennett
Thank you for update.
Added by Don Bennett on May 19, 2014 4:52 PM
Thank you
for the Bio for Eugene R. Alberstadt
Added by Greg on May 17, 2014 2:27 AM
got E C Halloran
HI! Just happened to have got a picture of Er C Halloran and put it up, saw your note to family. Eileen
Added by E. on May 11, 2014 6:05 PM
Robert Boyse and wife, Phyllis (Jackson) Boyse
RE: E.C. Halloran
Thanks Rich Don't worry about getting a picture if you are on your own missions, but if you happen to run across E. C.'s headstone a picture would be very much appreciated.

I am trying to plan a trip back there this summer because I have so much family in that area, but right now it looks like it won't be until maybe the first of Oct.

Again, thanks so much for your help. Really appreciate it.

Added by Robert Boyse and wife, P... on May 09, 2014 10:23 PM
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