Vance Davis Rich of Yardley, PA, and formerly of Kerhonkson, NY, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022. He was 93 years old. Vance was born on June 4, 1929 in Kingston, NY; he was the son of the late Harold and Lydia (Davis) Rich.
On August 4, 1963 Vance married the love of his life, Betty Lou (Lyons) Rich, at the Rochester Reformed Church in Accord. Together they lived in Kerhonkson for over 45 years where they raised their family. For many years Vance had worked for the Ellenville Savings Bank where he became the Vice President and then retired in 1994. Throughout his life he was a faithful Christian. He was the Sunday School Superintendent and was strong advocate for the Heifer Program which donated animals to people of 3rd world countries so they could further sell the animal’s eggs, meat, etc. Vance was an avid Bible reader, as well as a teacher and Christ follower, one of Vance’s main goals in life was to further Gods Kingdom in any way he could. He was also a very loving Husband, Father, Papa and Great Grandpa.
Besides his wife Betty Lou, Vance is survived by his children, Kathleen Kelly Edwards, Heather Joy Redmond, and Timothy Daniel Rich; six grandchildren, Alton Edwards, Vancent Edwards, Anthony Edwards, Jenna Redmond, Sarah Redmond, and Gabby Redmond; and three great-grandchildren, AJ III Edwards, Avery Edwards and Javannah Edwards.
The visitation from 10-11am and funeral service starting at 11am will be celebrated at the Grace Community Church in Lake Katrine followed by the burial in the Fairview Cemetery in Stone Ridge. Arrangements are under the guidance of Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson.
To further Gods Kingdom, Betty Lou asks that memorial contributions be made in Vance’s name to the Grace Community Church, 160 Seremma Court, Lake Katrine, NY 12449 and/or to Central: A Christ–Centered Church, 2015 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08618.