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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

I'm only human and I make mistakes; so any Edits or additions are gladly welcomed. ^_^

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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Robin Slater Boyd
RE: Obits
Thanks Rich! Edie mentioned that your not suppose to do it, I asked her also. So I've been adding bits and pieces of it to add to the bio. I like adding ones that have passed because then it's like a puzzle connecting them, which is fun to do :) Saturday is suppose to be a high of 13 in your old stomping grounds :) It's actually been a good winter :)

Have a good one!

Added by Robin Slater Boyd on Feb 08, 2016 5:43 AM
Ann and Evan LaVan
Thanks, Rich!
Added by Ann and Evan LaVan on Jan 24, 2016 2:13 PM
Joyce Peck
RE: I'm confused
Thanks, I made the correction.
Added by Joyce Peck on Jan 17, 2016 7:07 AM
RE: PA Veterans Burial Card
Yikes, I sure wasn't paying attention, thank you so much for the heads up.
Added by Scout on Jan 06, 2016 9:04 PM
Robin Slater Boyd
Hi Rich
Hi Rich how you doing? Hey I went to the library and printed off some family obits. I printed off the whole page. There are many that I have that are not on Find A Grave but when I type info in the most don't get up. Most are from Roger? who I believe has passed. Would it be appropriate to scan it and add it as a "other" pic. These obits are from 1950.

Thanks! Robin
Added by Robin Slater Boyd on Jan 03, 2016 2:30 PM
Shirley McMunn
Jacob Loutzenhiser
Hi Rich, The info given to me by the Mercer Co Veteran's office indicates lot 75. When I check the Lot owner list lots 73 & 75 are owned by Jacob Loutzenhiser; lot 45 is owned by Hezikiah Welk. I will try to get to the cemetery and verify the lot as soon as possible.
Added by Shirley McMunn on Dec 21, 2015 5:25 PM
Shirley (Lauffer) Kohler
Henry Lowing

Thank you soooooooooooo much for Henry's military bio. Henry was my husband's Great-Great Grandfather.
Added by Shirley (Lauffer) Kohler on Dec 15, 2015 7:49 AM
Robin Slater Boyd
Hi Rich
You know I didn't think that marker belonged there after I looked at the picture because Elkins marker isn't that old. I would say late 1900 and I was thinking what's the chances. I will for no crop my picture with the marker out :) Thanks! Robin
Added by Robin Slater Boyd on Dec 05, 2015 1:01 PM
Robin Slater Boyd
Hi Rich
99629068 Any idea where to find dates on John? I looked at erie library for a john in 1900 none :( Do you look on a military site?

Grasshopper :)
Added by Robin Slater Boyd on Dec 05, 2015 11:21 AM
RE: Joseph Dellecese in Erie
Thank you! And Happy Holidays to you too . . . :)
Added by Titania on Dec 04, 2015 1:29 PM
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