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“Cloretta, So sorry to hear about the passing of Vance. He was a good friend and business associate for many years. I always enjoyed being with him at...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Daryl Marttala - Concord, OH

“Oh you 2 crazy kids. I remember the 2 of you, Uncle Neil and Aunt Mirian, and Mom and Dad together. The laughs you had. It made a young girl happy...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Ellen Smith McGee - Perry, OH

“I am so sorry about Uncle Mickey. I am keeping you all in my prayers. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Tanya - Hudson, OH - friend

“My love and condolences to your entire family. We will remember many wonderful memories from past Perry UMC outings and roller skating fun. Vance was...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Julie West - Decatur, GA

“Aunt Cloretta, Lisa, Karen & family. We are so sorry about Uncle Mick. He made such an impact on our lives. He always kept us all in contract with...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie & Don Carroll - TX - Niece

“I worked with Vance at Diamond Shamrock for several years. I knew him as Mickey. He was a very kind and honorable man.May the good Lord lay is hand...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your love one may prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you and may our Lord Jesus Christ...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Deborah - FL

“for Cloretta ,Karen and Lisa. I am so sorry , I will miss him, I love you all you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: mary underwood - madiosn, OH

“My memories of Mick are his sense of humor and devotion to family. We shared some wonderful holidays and lots of laughs. I will miss him. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: mary underwood - madiosn, OH

“So sorry to hear about your loss. I remember seeing both of you at the funeral., hard to believe he's gone. Please accept my prayers and...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Jacqueline Stillman Kovac - OH

“Aunt Cloretta, Karen, Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope the time will come soon when the...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Heather U. Middleton - GA

“So sorry. Our prayers are with you all. Sallee and Bill Wallace ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Karen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I'm very sorry for your loss. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Havel - Geneva, OH

“My deepest sympathy to Cloretta and the entire Underwood family. Vance was a good friend and coworker for many years. He was a wonderful person,...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Mr and Mrs Barry Schenker - NY

“We will miss you, grandpa. There are just no words to say it any better than that. You lived a wonderful life, and I know you are in a better place...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Kayla Bradford - Ashtabula, OH

“Karen, I'm so sorry! I'll keep u and ur family in my prayers.Diana Dilisio ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: A friend

“Karen and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad passing. We worked together at Diamond in Fairport and joked about politics by email.Since we worked...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Walter Gunn - Painesville, OH


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Vance D. Underwood, age 80, of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in Cleveland. Vance was born in Doddridge County, West Virginia on September 17, 1934 to Edith (Wright) and Edward C. Underwood, both deceased. He married Cloretta Belle Wimer in Painesville on August 7, 1954.

He attended Doddridge County High School in West Union, WV and graduated from Riverside High School in Painesville in 1953. He attended Lake Erie College on the G.I. Bill after serving in the U.S. Army. He was a Tank Commander in the 4th Armor Division from 1957-1959 in Texas and Germany. Vance retired on March 1, 1997 after 43 years with Diamond Shamrock/Occidental Chemical Company where he was a Senior Technical Service Representative. He was transferred to NY where he lived in Lewiston, NY for 10 years before returning to Painesville, OH.

Vance is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Cloretta; daughters, Lisa (Joe) Vojtko of Madison and Karen Mackey of Pierpont; granddaughter, Kayla Bradford; grandsons, Andrew and Aaron Vojtko; great-grandson, Kaiden Bradford. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Sharon and Phyllis; and brother, Jack.

Contributions may be made in Vance's name to Hospice of the Cleveland Clinic, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655.

Friends will be received 4 – 7 p.m., Friday, September 18, 2015 at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Perry Cemetery on Center Road.