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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 (215)[Leave Message]
Tammy Vinas
RE: Your Grandpa
Hi Rich,

I live in north Carolina, and can't take care of my grandfather's grave. In the 26 years since my father moved our family here, I've only been able to come back and visit PA a handful of times.

I'm glad to know someone is trying to honor him, as well as the other vets.

My grandmother is still alive. She's 93 or 94 years old now, and still lives in the house where she and my grandfather raised their children in Elgin PA.
Added by Tammy Vinas on Mar 05, 2015 7:35 PM
Marion D
RE: Nancy J. Persell Vance
I'll be happy to. And can send you images of the bible pages (where you see Persell spelling)...I just need your email.
Added by Marion D on Mar 05, 2015 10:20 AM
Debbie Dabrowski
RE: re: Electa Greenman
Hi Rich,
You are right, I appreciate the collaboration we have on these problems. It's an odd name no matter how it's spelled.
I looked so many times trying to decipher it, but not until you corrected it did it make perfect sense.
Thanks so much, Debbie
Added by Debbie Dabrowski on Mar 04, 2015 6:29 PM
Debbie Dabrowski
re: Electa Greenman
Good catch Rich, I totally missed that one!
Added by Debbie Dabrowski on Mar 04, 2015 11:49 AM
Cindy Coffell
Benjamin Gorniak
Thank you for the new information. I added it to his bio field. I appreciate you!
Added by Cindy Coffell on Mar 04, 2015 4:22 AM
David Laughlin
memorial 5676519
Hi Rich,

Thanks for letting me know that I had created a duplicate memorial for James A. Gleichsner. I have asked findagrave to merge the 2 memorial.

Added by David Laughlin on Mar 01, 2015 8:15 AM
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
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