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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

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FIRST please read the FAQs here: Transfers
Then click on the EDIT tab at the top right corner of the memorial and then click
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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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Thank you
Thank you for remembering my mom with a Christmas token, I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Happy Holidays
Added by LKat on Dec 24, 2014 6:05 PM
RE: Alice Elliot's military history
Got it! I deleted the note, but once again, thank you for finding it for me.
Added by Leilani on Dec 19, 2014 3:34 PM
Alice Elliot's military history
Thank you so, so much for the information you sent me about Alice Elliot, memorial #84329204. Amazing that she was in the military just 3 years before giving birth to her baby Ann Marie (who is buried in my island, Puerto Rico). I wrote a note in her memorial thanking you, please let me know if you want me to delete it, okay.

Happy holidays!
Added by Leilani on Dec 19, 2014 2:08 PM
Robert Wedding
RE: Thanks
I'm in TX and I pilgrimage to NW PA every summer. Let me know when y'all gather. I'd love to take part.
Added by Robert Wedding on Dec 19, 2014 1:58 PM
Carolyn Sue Mitchell
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a token for my sister.
Also thank you again for sponsoring her memorial.
Added by Kay on Nov 23, 2014 2:20 PM
Maggie Mac
Aleda McCormick
Thanks for remembering my Mom on her birthday. Kind regards,
Added by Maggie Mac on Nov 19, 2014 5:47 AM
Dr. James M. Owston
RE: Edward Dias in McKeesport
I have added the bio you requested. Have a good day.

Added by Dr. James M. Owston on Nov 18, 2014 3:32 PM
Deborah Dabrowski
Hannibal Burrows
I fixed the rotation problem by adding a new picture for him, lol.#123484833
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Nov 15, 2014 4:27 PM
Muriel Butler
Eric William John William
I extend a very sincere thank you and apology for the 4 month lateness in acknowledging the lovely token you left for my loved eldest brother.

He is now with our parents and in God's keeping.

Muriel Butler
Added by Muriel Butler on Nov 14, 2014 6:29 AM
Deborah Dabrowski
RE: Herbert Doss in North East
You are quite welcome Rich, this was a difficult find, even the office said he was in section H, when I actually found him across the road in section O. Happy belated Veteran's Day to you!
Added by Deborah Dabrowski on Nov 12, 2014 8:17 AM
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