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Vance Charles Vincent

Vance Charles Vincent, 58, of Silver Springs, Florida, peacefully passed away on Aug. 4, 2021, after a difficult battle with lung disease.

Vance was born in Saranac Lake on Oct. 29, 1962 to Bob and Shirley Vincent of Lake Placid.

Vance graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1980 and earned two degrees: an associate’s in science degree for business administration in 1996 at North Country Community College; and an associate’s in applied science degree in 1999 at Cazenovia College, where he was on the dean’s list and majored in visual communications.

After college, Vance worked in a variety of positions over the years, but he always fell back on the true love of his life: the art of pencil drawings and sketching. Vance was passionate about his art and aspired to create and share his talents as often as time would allow him, from beautiful drawings of our beloved Adirondack Mountains to his very own astonishing self-portrait. One of his most prized accomplishments was a poster he created for an art show on Long Island in 1980; a memorial to John Lennon, his favorite member of the Beatles.

Vance had two very special fur and feather babies that survived him. Abby is a recent adoption, a sweet little terrier puppy who will live with his niece Miranda Clark. Vance’s very special lifelong friend was Jack, a Blue-Fronted Amazon Parrot who held a very special place in Vance’s heart. Those who met Jack when Vance lived locally are still entertained today as they recall the Hawaiian shirted man taking walks through town with good ole Jack perched on his shoulder. Vance being an avid “Star Trek” fan taught Jack many lasers and unique treky sounds he still performs today at 35 years old. Jack will miss Vance very much but is being very loved and cared for by Vance’s cousin Desiree McCalvin.

Survivors include sisters Therese Martin (David Martin) and Deanna Clark (Brian Clark); brothers Kelly Vincent and Christopher Vincent; an uncle Clayton Green; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Vance was predeceased by his father Robert (Bob) Vincent, his mother Shirley Vincent, and his brother Robert (Skip) Vincent.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4 at St. Agnes Cemetery, Lake Placid. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local art centers or animal shelters.

The M. B. Clark, Inc., Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements. Visit mbclarkfuneralhome.com.