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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 (245)[Leave Message]
RE: Charles Brant
You can add the poem to his site as a picture if you want.
Added by CABrown on Jul 01, 2015 4:04 AM
RE: Charles Brant
I'll go ahead and add your info. I have no idea where I got the other info, but don't want to take anything away from him.
Added by CABrown on Jul 01, 2015 4:02 AM
Charles Brant
Are you saying he was KIA? For some reason, in my virtual cemetery, I have him marked as "died non-battle during war." I had to have gotten the information from someone, as I didn't know him.
Added by CABrown on Jun 30, 2015 4:44 AM
Robert Habgood
Hi Rich

Thanks for the information.

Added by SRGF on Jun 27, 2015 5:17 PM
Mark Grafe
Ball family
Thanks for the transfer Rich.
Added by Mark Grafe on Jun 20, 2015 8:21 AM
RE: Klimczaks in Corry
No, I hadn't seen anything about the Girl in Blue till you mentioned it, so I did check it out. Sad, but at least they're back together. So they apparently never knew what happened to her?
Added by CABrown on Jun 13, 2015 1:59 PM
Hi, Rich ~ every now and then I recall a short conversation with you and your sponsoring my parents memorial pages...not sure I ever thanked you, but guess it's serendipity to at least say hello from Western New York...HELLO!
Added by CryptoGrammy on Jun 12, 2015 8:42 AM
Emery Metzler
re: Joseph BANISTER - Erie Cemetery
Thanks Rich, I deleted my dup.

Added by Emery Metzler on May 21, 2015 4:18 PM
Scott West
Helen D. Vance

Thank you for the information and correction.

I really appreciate it. If Helen is related to you or a friend and you would like for me to transfer the memorial to you, please let me know.

Added by Scott West on May 14, 2015 8:10 AM
J Rowan
Re: Holland Cemetery
Hi Rich,
I hope to photograph the whole thing. I was up visiting last month. I only got 1/4 done right now. I hurt my knee, I will be back and get the rest this year. Jerry
Added by J Rowan on May 05, 2015 6:45 PM
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