Richard E. Vance, 84 of Dorseyville, Indiana Township, died Saturday June 13, 2020 at the VA Regional Hospital, Aspinwall, with his family by his side. He was born December 16, 1935 in Pittsburgh to the late Robert A. and Catherine (Meyers) Vance, Sr. Rich graduated in 1953 from Allegheny Vocational School. He served his country in the US Army achieving the rank of SP-3. Rich worked for Westinghouse in Harmar as a welder and machinist for over 35 years. He was a member of the American Legion, Russellton, a life member of Dorseyville VFD, Dorseyville where he served as past chief and the IBEW Local 1916 and was a former officer. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years Alice J. (Flaharty) Vance his sons John J. (Katie) Wilson of Indiana Township and Richard J. Vance of Daytona Beach, FL, 5 grandchildren Paige Wilson, Robert (Kelsey), Noel, Maura and Brittany; 3 great-grandchildren, and his brother in heart Joseph (Agnes) Noseck of Dorseyville. The family wishes to thank all the nieces and nephews for their wonderful care given to Uncle Rich. They also wish to thank the VA Health System for the wonderful care Rich received and especially the Hospice Unit at the Aspinwall facility.
Besides his parents he was precede in death by his brother Robert A. Vance, Jr.
Friends received Tuesday 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. Parting prayers will be conducted Wednesday 9 am with the Funeral Mass following at 10 am, in St. Pio Pietrelcina Parish, St. Francis Church, Harmar. Following the Funeral Mass, he will be laid to rest in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Township. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the American Legion, PO Box 221, Curtisville, PA, 15032 or the Dorseyville VFD, 100 Charles Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. View obituary and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.
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West Deer American Legion
PO Box 221, Curtisville PA 15032
100 Charles Street, Pittsburgh PA 15238