Blane Alex Rich

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

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 www.carechapel.com.




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
304-810-0435

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • January 13, 2023
    Bruce Brinkmeier says:
    I was shocked to hear of my old best friend passing! I hadn’t talked to him in a few yrs, I pray God will take Blane and use him in His Music Department, because he loved music! I’m so sorry I haven’t seen you in a while Bud! Wish I could have been there to help you through your trying times!

  • January 13, 2023
    Diana Sabo Huggins says:
    RIP old friend. Had many enjoyable days and nights working in MR . My condolences to your children and other family members.

  • January 13, 2023
    vorbelutr ioperbir says:
    I couldn’t resist commenting

  • January 13, 2023
    Bobbie McFadden says:
    My deepest condolences to Rebecca, Mike and your family. My heart goes out to you, my dear friends Rebecca & Mike. There really are no words to express my sorrow for you and your loved ones. Prayers always . Love, Bobbie & Frank

  • January 12, 2023
    Mr. & Mrs. Dave Poehler says:
    The Rich family is in our thoughts and prayers. We pray for Blane’s soul to be at peace. We pray for all of the Rich family to feel comfort from many cherished memories with Blane as well as the love and strength of their family and friends surrounding them. We extend our eternal gratitude for the kindness and support of Rebecca and Mike Yates. May you each feel the healing power of God. With love and prayers, Dave and Bernadette