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Rob Vance

Rob Vance

Thursday, May 19th, 1955 - Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
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Obituary

Robin “Rob” Vance, passed away, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his home.


Rob was born May 19, 1955 in St. Joseph to James G. & Sonia A. (Tollas) Vance. He graduated from St. Joseph High School, Class of 1973. After high school, Rob served his country in the US Marine Corps. Rob married his wife Jayne A. McDonald of Benton Harbor on June 1, 2012. He was employed by New Products Corp. in Benton Harbor, Whirlpool Corp., Berrien Hills Golf Club for several years, and since 2017 had been a groundskeeper at Harbor Shores Golf Course. Rob was a long-time member of the BPOE #541 St. Joseph/Benton Harbor. Sharing conversation with other veterans was important to him. He enjoyed rooting for the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Green Bay Packers. He also enjoyed camping with “The Gang” at Camp Bull@#%! in Baldwin.

Rob is survived by his wife Jayne; two sisters-Kellene Brown of Jonestown, PA, Shawn Vance-Dixon of Wauseon, OH; nieces & nephews Neil Brown, Phillip Brown, Shannon Dixon, Shane Dixon and Cora; and great-nephews-Gabriel & Jacob Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Due to Covid-19, no services will be held at this time. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Those wishing to sign Rob’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
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Josephine Smith

Posted at 02:00pm
With heartfelt sympathy to the Vance family. God bless you. We are praying for you.
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Gregory Romeu

Posted at 01:05am
"Should the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven's scene, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines." Semper Fi, Mac and rest easy, Marine... We will be along soon.
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Darcy Eisenhart Stuck

Posted at 07:52pm
On behalf of St. Joseph High School Class of 1973, I would like to offer our sincere condolences to Rob's family. We were deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Rob was well known by his classmates. He will be missed, and remembered fondly forever. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad time in your lives.
 
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Rosie Srnec Posted at 08:38am

Robin was a kind hearted, and thoughtful man. I knew him in our younger years! I had attended many family gatherings, Rob always had a smile on his face! My prayers are with your family! Rosie Srnec
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Cindy Brink

Posted at 01:12pm
Jayne,
We are heavy hearted at the loss of our dear friend, Rob. Our family has so many wonderful memories of Rob over the years. Heaven has gained a gentle soul and the world has lost a good, honest, kind, hard working man. I'm sure Steve will show him the around!
Rest in Peace, Semper Fi.
We love you both -
Cindy, Angie, Raven, Riley and Noah
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