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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 (152)[Leave Message]
Jeanne Faarup
Margaret McKenna
Thank you for taking the time to leave a flower for my Mom.
Added by Jeanne Faarup on Aug 19, 2014 10:02 AM
Diane Rawa Bronakowski
William V. Matschae
Hi Rich, hope all is well with you. Looking for date info on a Sp. American War Navy vet. Can't find anything. Maybe you can help.


Mem #134453737
Added by Diane Rawa Bronakowski on Aug 17, 2014 9:09 AM
Nancy (Whipple) Hochmuth
RE: Re: Donald Ames
Thank you for the info and updating the page. I am still new at this but my family info is very important to me.
Added by Nancy (Whipple) Hochmuth on Aug 08, 2014 9:10 AM
Keane and Rundell
HI Rich, found 2 war dead. Frank E Rundell North East, WW1,

John Patrick Keane in Korea. Find A Grave Memorial# 90965942
Added by E. on Jul 29, 2014 5:05 AM
RE: Runnymede Memorial
You are welcome.
Added by julia&keld on Jul 20, 2014 5:57 AM
RE: Jeremiah Baribough
Sorry, I didn't really look. Took his and others because they were veterans. If I go back, I'll try to remember to look.
Added by CABrown on Jul 17, 2014 3:55 AM
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
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