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Rich Vance (#47818065)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 9 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

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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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
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Duplicate of earlier Memorial# 13015466 added: Jan 13, 2006

If this is the same person, she is not listed in the correct cemetery in the first memorial.I will delete the Clymer location but you should ask that the correct cemetery is listed.
Added by MSue on Aug 22, 2016 7:29 PM
Ms. Clyde
Dorothy Jaworek
Your memorial for Dorothy is 7531438

I have to send her bio this way, because my captsha isn't working:

Dorothy R. Jaworek, 73, Port Charlotte, Fl, died May 12, 2003. She was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Buffalo, NY, and lived most of her life in Erie, Pa, and Waterford, NY. She moved to Port Charlotte after retiring from the General Electric locomotive plant.

Survivors include her husband, Ed; sons John Pett of Buffalo, NY, and Peter Pett of Fredonia, NY; a daughter, Cinthia McLaughlin of Erie; and four grandchildren. Burial and services will be held in Erie, under the direction of George R. Bailey Funeral Home. Kays-Ponger/Royal Palm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel, is in charge locally. Published in Herald Tribune on May 14, 2003.
Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 22, 2016 9:59 AM
Richard Barron
Headstone photo
Photo added to memorial# 79972079 and duplicate memorial deleted.
Added by Richard Barron on Aug 21, 2016 9:19 AM
RE: Wrong photo
Thank you for letting me know. The correct photo has been uploaded and the wrong photo deleted.

Added by NSBLACK on Aug 19, 2016 5:41 AM
Tess Warnstaff
RE: Johann Jacob Carringer
Thanks, Rich. I wasn't aware of the naming conventions. Good to know.
Added by Tess Warnstaff on Aug 18, 2016 11:30 AM
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
Barwell family
Thank you for all the update on the Barwell family line. Just curious if you were related? My husband and I have been searching for most of his maternal line for years and you just helped so very much. We did find a few, but Glenna's first husband was the hardest for us to find. Thank you so much.
Added by amandasue on Aug 06, 2016 9:10 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
"Derek" John B Blount
Marshall Memorials
Hi Rich, I am not a family member but I am doing their family research and will be loading a lot (20-30)of new memorials for the Marshall and Waid/Wade families with photos for the family. You can transfer the following memorials from the South Shenango Cemetery to me (#47807802).
Samuel Marshall # 156954219
John Waid Marshall # 156954844
William Anderson Marshall # 156954401
I will set up all of the links as well. Thanks very much.
Added by "Derek" John B Blount on Jul 23, 2016 11:19 AM
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