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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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Helen Davidson Memorial
I want to thank you for sponsoring my sister's memorial page.... that was very sweet and kind of you to do that.

Thanks again
Added by Debby on Feb 22, 2015 8:57 PM
Bill Krebs
RE: Charles H Mottier
OK. Trying unsuccessfully to stay dry.
Added by Bill Krebs on Feb 21, 2015 3:54 PM
Bill Krebs
Charles H Mottier
I saw where you put up a memorial for Charles H Mottier. Are you related to him?
Bill Krebs
Added by Bill Krebs on Feb 21, 2015 1:48 PM
William Neill
Mayor Dana 'Buck' Rinehart
Thank~you so very much for the flowers and voting on Buck
being famous. I know he would appreciate your kindness.

Blessings to you and your family.
Added by William Neill on Feb 20, 2015 4:35 PM
Teri S
Zacharias P Rouvelas
Thank you so much for sponsoring my dad's page. I'm in tears full of gratitude. Bless you, sir, and may you forever know my thanks and respect.
Added by Teri S on Feb 19, 2015 5:24 PM
Dave Beardsley
RE: Your Dad's memorial
HI Rich!

I would love to be able to add bio info about my Dad Raymond Beardsley buried in the North East Cemetery. How do I go about that?

Nice to see that you are from North East! I am from Strong Vincent High in Erie Class of 1972.

Did you know my grandfather Robert Beardsley and his wife Julia? Their children were Charlotte, Barbara, and Linda!

And I laughed out loud when said that you now live in "Lost Wages" Nevada! HILARIOUS!

Dave Beardsley
Added by Dave Beardsley on Feb 11, 2015 7:55 PM
Margaret Sopp
RE: Thank you
I was on vacation and passing through the Erie area. My husband was born in Erie and his grandparents and great grandparents are buried at Northeast Cemetery. I decided to stop and see their graves. While there, I took photos of all the other tombstones in the area. It was a nice morning and the photos turned out well.
Added by Margaret Sopp on Feb 02, 2015 1:51 PM
Claire Kasamis
RE: Henry J. Kaizer
Thank you so much! I will take good care of him & request a headstone.

Enjoy Las Vegas!

Added by Claire Kasamis on Jan 31, 2015 1:07 PM
Judith Wilcox Szczesny
Fox Fuchs
Hi Rich,

Augusta is my gg-grandmother. In the family bible, she is listed as both Fuchs and the American translation as FOX. She is listed in the Pine Grove Cemetery Book under FUCHS. The gravestones we visited have FOX. They never to my knowledge ever legally changed their name. My grandmother always used FOX spelling as did her mother Elisa. I think I am going to let the Fox/Fuchs stay the way it is for now.

Added by Judith Wilcox Szczesny on Jan 29, 2015 12:47 PM
RE: Hi
I hear ya!
Added by ditdit on Jan 29, 2015 3:53 AM
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