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.

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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 12, 2023
    Kathy O’Connor says:
    My sincerest and deepest sympathies and condolences to you all. Knowing that God holds you securely and lovingly in the everlasting arms, Kathy & Chris O’Connor

  • January 12, 2023
    Andrew Kocak says:
    My sincere sympathy to Justin, Alexa, and Rebecca. God will provide you the strength and understanding with the loss of your father. You have given your father to the Lord as he had given his Son for you. The Three of you will be in my prayers. I always liked your Dad. Andrew J Kocak

  • January 12, 2023
    Patricia Wylie says:
    To Blane’s family, I have known Blane & his entire family, my whole life have a grown-up right next to that great Rich family. He had such a great sense of humor, even as a kid. I always enjoyed running into him, and we always had pleasant conversations. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” Patty Wylie

  • January 11, 2023
    Tim says:
    Oh Blane, so many good memories that I will always cherish. You will forever be one of the kindest, gentlest and caring men I'll ever have had the honor to know. May You rest in peace kind sir.

  • January 11, 2023
    Cher Hoffman Allen says:
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs to you Alexa and all family and friends