Dylan Michael Vance born October 1, 1990 in Ithaca, NY, died on May, 11 2022.
Dylan is survived by his mother Elizabeth (Neil) Klohmann, sister, Tyler Vance, brother, Jonathan (Samantha) Vance, his aunt Susan Vance and cousin Corinne. Dylan leaves uncles Chuck (Annie) Woodard, David (Terri) Woodard, Craig (Melanie) Woodard, and his grandparents Spence and Yvonne Woodard, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. Dylan is predeceased by his father Michael Vance, aunt Holly Vance, grandfather Robert Vance, grandmother Nancy Falconer and cousin Bree Everhart. Dylan also leaves his most precious love of all, his son Kyle and his former wife, Nora Clark.
Dylan was a kind and caring son, a loving brother, and an adoring father. He was a playful and kind soul with a quick wit and a sense of humor that was not always understood. He was an entrepreneur at heart, never sticking with one thing and always full of ideas. His current endeavor included a t-shirt company using some of his own creative drawings. Dylan loved spending time with his son, Kyle, going fishing, watching movies, building legos and reading together. Even when they weren't able to be together, Dylan would read to him over messenger. Dylan was also an addict, and he fought hard to overcome his disease, amassing periods of clean time that allowed the wonderful person everyone knew to shine through. He also had periods of darkness, where his addiction came back and he wasn't able to be the man that he wanted to be. But he never gave up, he never stopped trying. Even the strongest of people often do not survive addiction, and Dylan, as strong as he was, lost his battle with this terrible disease. As a family, we are proud of the fight that Dylan fought, and we hope that in remembering Dylan, you also remember that addicts are kind and smart and resilient. They are friends, siblings, parents and children. They are good people who fight every day to overcome a disease that ravages families and communities. We hope that anyone who is struggling remembers that there is hope and in leu of flowers we ask that donations be made to The Alcohol and Drug Council, REACH Medical or any organization supporting those who are still fighting. There will be a celebration of Life Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 1-3pm at Stewart Park Large Pavilion.