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Rich Vance (#47818065)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 14 days
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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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I'm happy to transfer any memorials of people I'm not related to.
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". This will generate an e-mail from Find A Grave with links to the memorial and your member page... less chance for errors this way.

I'm only human and I make mistakes (especially when my "Coffee Low-Level Warning Light" is blinking); so any Edits or additions are gladly welcomed. ^_^

For corrections/additional facts for a memorial,
see here: Corrections
Then click on the EDIT tab at the top right corner of the memorial. It's easy 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 (295)[Leave Message]
Kay Tofani
Payne
Hi,Sorry about that,I was not thinking about the grave photo. Hope you can get another one. Kay
Added by Kay Tofani on Sep 30, 2016 6:40 AM
nmbo
RE: Ralph A Pearce
I see his memorial is in good hands, I like what you have added to it.
Thank you for all your work and dedication to Find A Grave.
Nan
Added by nmbo on Sep 27, 2016 8:18 PM
nmbo
Ralph A Pearce
In case you have a connection with Ralph Pearce
I transferred his memorial to you, if you do not wish to have control feel free to transfer back. We are not related to him.
Nan
Added by nmbo on Sep 27, 2016 1:01 PM
Debbie Dabrowski
Krupinski
Rich,
Check out this memorial I found. #67764742
Deb
Added by Debbie Dabrowski on Sep 20, 2016 12:34 PM
Robert Dogan
RE: Leo Oakey at Arlington
Rich,

I'm glad you like them and glad to be of help.

Robert Dogan
Added by Robert Dogan on Sep 05, 2016 2:07 PM
Ivan Waddell
RE: Find a Grave suggest-a-correction
Rich. Those other messages must be in never never land as the only one I got was the one I answered today. Oh by the way, I too am and Air Force retiree, (23 years), having retired in 1983.
Keep Aiming High.
Ivan
Added by Ivan Waddell on Aug 27, 2016 3:50 PM
Emery Metzler
RE: Wifred Huntoon photo
You're welcome Rich. You can tell from the photo how much of the memorial was covered with sod. It is a shame that our veteran's graves aren't better maintained. Emery
Added by Emery Metzler on Aug 24, 2016 5:54 AM
NSBLACK
RE: Wrong photo
Thank you for letting me know. The correct photo has been uploaded and the wrong photo deleted.

Nancy
Added by NSBLACK on Aug 19, 2016 5:41 AM
amandasue
RE: Barwell/Timmis family
Thank you so much for the transfer and kind words. I will do my best to take good care of and add as much info as I can find to the memorial. Thank you again for all your help, my husband is very happy to finally find more of the Barwell side of his family. They have been elusive up until recently. :)
Added by amandasue on Aug 10, 2016 9:34 PM
Francesca Josephin
grandpa Frank
Dear Sir,thank you very much for beautiful token for my Grandpa Frank on his Angel Day on July 24th.It means a lot for me and Im very thankful that you helped us to honour him today.
I can see you have a beautiful dog,Sir,Im a big dog lover too and I have 4 dogs.Best wishes from Europe
Added by Francesca Josephin on Aug 01, 2016 11:18 AM
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