Howard Paul “Yip” Vance, 85, of Wheeling Island, passed away at home surrounded by family on February 24, 2016.
Howard was born January 5, 1931, a son of the late William and Mayme Herbick-Vance. He was a US Air Force Veteran and a 52 year retiree from the City of Wheeling Street Department. A lifelong member of First English Lutheran Church. “Yipper” was well known in the Wheeling area for being a fast pitch softball player.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by four brothers, William “Dee”, Harold “King”, Charles “Sonny” and Albert Lee; three sisters, Elizabeth “Sis” (Howard “Brother”) Watkins, Dorothy (Robert) Duncan-Adair, and Nelda (Henry) Bishop.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mildred H. “Millie” Ernest-Vance; four sons and one daughter, Chris (Georgia) Vance of Belmont, OH, Craig Vance of Columbus, OH, Curtis Vance of Wheeling, WV, Cary (Donna) Vance of Valley Grove, WV, and Cara-Lyn (David) Vance-Janeczko of Wheeling, WV; eight grandchildren, Cylie (Joseph) Vance-Turkal, Amanda, Cayla, Corey, Caylana and Austin Vance and Zarik and Adrik Janeczko; and two great-grandchildren, Camden Vance and Adriyanna Turkal.
Family and friends will be received Friday, February 26, 2016 from 5-8 pm and Saturday, February 27, from 10 am until time of service at 11 am at the Altmeyer Funeral Home Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Wheeling, with Pastor Bill Ridenhour as celebrant. Military honors and interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com.