RICH, Alex S., 95, of Moundsville, W.Va., died Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Shadyside Care Center.
He was born February 8, 1923, in Benwood, W.Va., a son of the late Joseph A. Rich and Felicia DeGenova Rich. He was a member of the Hillview Terrace Church of Christ in Moundsville. He was a retired technician and electrician from the Bayer Corp. and was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII.
He was a member of the Sons of Italy, the VFW Post 437 in Moundsville, the American Legion Post 3 in Moundsville, and an Eagle Scout.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Rocco Rich and Joseph Rich, three sisters, Mary C. Southy, Florence “Flo” Merritt, and Jenny Wietcha, one grandson, Matthew West, and one great-grandson, Tucker Yates.
He is survived by his loving wife, Naomi J. Harlan Rich; one son, Blane A. Rich of Moundsville; two daughters, Janet L. (Michael) West of New Martinsville, W.Va., and Linda J. (Dr. David) Neal of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Virginia “Gina” Bologna of St. Clairsville, Ohio, and Pauline (Frank) Bolonca of Wheeling; one brother, Ralph (Frances) Rich of McMechen, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Valerie (Brian) Forester of Tenn., Felicia (Antonio) Seda of Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Davina (Dr. Ernesto) Prada of Dallas, Texas, Adam West of New Martinsville, W.Va., Samantha (Brock) Vazquez of Newport News, Va., Justin Rich of Wheeling, Rebecca (Michael) Yates of Parkville, Md., and Alexa (Tyler) Foreman of Wheeling; seventeen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, W.Va., where funeral services will be held Monday, April 30, 2018, at 11 am. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the West Virginia School of Preaching through www.TMCFunding.com
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com