Dan O. Vance

Dan O. Vance, 62, of Akam Road, Corry, Pa., died Sunday, April 7, 2019, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa.

He was born April 29, 1956, in Corry, Pa., a son of the late Oscar and Florence Lindstrom Vance. 

Dan was raised and educated in Concord Township and graduated from Corry Area High School in 1975. After high school, he worked at Agway for a couple of years. From 1978 until 2003, Dan work at McInnes Steel Corp. He then worked as Concord Township Supervisor from 2003 until 2007 and also as a part-time school bus driver. Dan then worked for Wayne Township until his retirement due to a disability in 2017. He also operated a dairy farm on Akam Road for most of his adult life.

He attended West Spring Creek Congregational Church. Dan enjoyed hunting and was proud  to harvest an eight-point buck the last two years; he also liked  fishing and watching wildlife. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and caring for his pet dogs.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by three brothers-in-law, George Lucas, William “Scott” McConachie and Charles Pituch.

Dan is survived by his wife of 43 years, Diane E. “Penny” Putman Vance, whom he married Sept. 20, 1975, in Columbus, Pa.; three sons, Travis Vance and his wife, Chandale, of Corry, Pa., Lucas Vance and his wife, Melissa, of Muncy, Pa., and Tyler Vance of Corry, Pa.; four sisters, Bonnie McConachie of Rim Rock, Ariz., Darlene Lucas of Bellefonte, Pa., Carolyn Pituch and her husband, Gerald Westfall, of Polk City, Fla., and Wilma McClellan and her husband, Jack, of Corry, Pa.; and a brother, Don Vance and his wife, Diane, of Corry, Pa.

He is also survived by two aunts, Pauline Chelton and Martha Ohl, both of Corry; and several nieces and nephews.

Because Dan was the type of person who didn’t like to get dressed up, his family would like to ask that those family and friends attending the visiting hours and funeral service to dress casually.

Family and friends are invited to call at Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from noon until the time of the funeral service there at 1 p.m. The Rev. Michael Sperry will officiate.

Burial will be in West Spring Creek Cemetery, West Spring Creek, Pa.

Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St. Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60611; or online at pulmonaryfibrosis.org.; or the American Lung Association, 3524 E. 26th St., Erie, PA 16506; or a charity of one’s choice.

To sign the guest book or send condolences, please visit www.brackenfh.com.