Blane Alex Rich

September 29, 1959 - January 9, 2023
Blane Alex Rich

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Blane Alex Rich, 63, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

He was born in Glen Dale, WV on September 29, 1959, the son of the late Alex and Naomi (Harlan) Rich. Blane attended Cedar Avenue Church of Christ. He worked as a photographer for numerous years, a pilot and later retired from Bayer Chemical as a technician. Blane was an avid scuba diver and guitar player.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his grandson, Tucker Yates.

Blane is survived by his three kids, Justin (Dalis) Rich of Wheeling, WV, Rebecca (Michael) Yates of Parkville, MD and Alexa (Tyler) Foreman of Uniontown, PA; two sisters, Janet (Mike) West of New Martinsville, WV and Linda (Dr. David) Neil of Dallas, TX; three granddaughters, Scarlett, Farrah and Avery; several nieces and a nephew.

Family and friends will be received for a memorial gathering, Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 12 pm until time of services at 3 pm at CARE Funeral and Cremation, 1500 Second St., Moundsville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital by clicking here.

Condolences may be left to the family at

Visiting Hours

CARE Funeral and Cremation - Directions
1500 Second St., Moundsville, WV
  • Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM

Memorial Service

Saturday, January 14, 2023
3:00 PM

CARE Funeral & Cremation Service – Moundsville - Directions
1500 Second Street
Moundsville, West Virginia 26041

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  • January 19, 2023
    Sandy Hatton says:
    Rich Family, My deepest sympathies. What a beautiful tribute video shared on this website. Such wonderful memories to hold on to. Rest in Peace Blane Prayers of comfort for you all. Sandy

  • January 17, 2023
    Faraja says:
    Family, I share in your sorrow and pray your comfort. I love this man for everything he brought to this world by just being who he was and doing what he did well. A good man and my eternal friend. Thank you Blane

  • January 15, 2023
    Lila Kernan Wilson says:
    Prayers For Blanes family. Went to school with him from the ridge .

  • January 14, 2023
    Denise says:
    My thoughts go out to the family. It's been a long time. But I will always treasure my memories with Blane, Lexi and the rest of the family I got to spend time with. May you all hold onto the good times.

  • January 14, 2023
    The Holgerson Family says:
    Alexa, Rebecca and Justin, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of you Dad. May the memories you hold dear comfort you always. The Holgerson Family