Richard Michael Klug

August 16, 1942 - May 3, 2015

08/16/1942 - 05/03/2015

Richard Michael Klug, 72, of Moundsville, W.Va, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, Ohio.

Rich was born August 16, 1942 in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Phillip M. and Mary Catherine Estep Klug. He was the retired owner of Klug Brothers Asphalt Co. and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville. He was the founder of the Marshall County Public Service District #2 Water Service and was a master fabricator who enjoyed building and re-building cars, motorcycles and tractors. He was also a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast and an accomplished musician who loved playing the bass guitar and drums.

In addition to his parents, Rich was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara C. Lucci Klug, in 2002.

He is survived by his three sons, Patrick Klug of Moundsville, Matthew F. Klug and his wife, Anne of Wheeling and Timothy C. Klug and his wife, Mandy of Powhatan Point, Ohio; two brothers, Dennis E. Klug and his wife, Amy Jo and Mark J. Klug and his wife, Christine, all of Moundsville; a sister, Mary Kay Klug McCray of Moundsville; four grandsons, David, Jakob, Jack and Jonah Klug; three granddaughters, Amanda Kae, Gracie and Lucy Klug; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-9 pm, Wednesday, at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, where a vigil service will be held at 7 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am, Thursday, May 7, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville, with the Rev. That Son Ngoc Nguyen as celebrant. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Donahue High School, 325 Logan Street, McMechen WV 26040. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Dimitri Allen
8 years ago

“I will change their mourning into exultation.+

I will comfort them and give them joy instead of their grief.”-Jeremiah 31:13;

My condolences on your loss. I pray that our loving Heavenly Father give you the strength for the days ahead.

Judy Balgo
8 years ago

Bob & I send our condolences.

Patrick, Mathew, and Tim, it was a great journey with your family from St. Francis thru Bishop Donahue.

RIP dear Rich. _üôè

Linda Wagner Hull
8 years ago

Dear Denny, Mary Catherine, Mark and families. I am so sorry Richard has had such a time these last few years. His long drawn out passage is one of the worst nightmares families have to witness and bear.

He is at peace, and I pray for your peace during this emotional time.

Unfortunately, my work schedule prevents me from visitation today. However, I will attend his funeral Mass tomorrow.

With Sympathy and love, Linda Wagner Hull

& Richard Hull.

John Michael Miller
8 years ago

Dear Klug Family: I just learned of Richard’s passing. I was sorry to hear of it. I wish all of you the best.

Dale Allen
8 years ago

Denny, Mark, Mary K, Patrick, Matt and Tim I am so sorry for your loss. Rich was my very best friend and although I was away all these years my first stop when I came back was to see Rich. He was a talented, kind, polite man who carried himself with distinction and grace. My heart is broken as well and I will cherish each and every memory and smile when I think of all the wonderful times we had throughout our childhood and growing up. I suggested the name on his beloved “62” Scooter as he called it, the “Ramblin” Rose. That name should still be on the bag below the windshield. I will miss seeing him again. All of you should be proud that He was such a gracious gentleman. Words just can’t express my sorrow. After the tears subside I know I will remember the all those memories and they will bring a smile. God Bless you all. Judy and I send our thoughts and prayers.

Dale and Judy Allen

Paula Henry Weires
8 years ago

I am so sorry for the departure of your loved one. Your family was very near to my dad, Bud Henry. He loved you all very much. I know the pain can be overwhelming at times. I just pray that you can have peace and

joyful memories to make you laugh.

janet tuttle
8 years ago

may God grant all of you peace and strength in your time of sorrow.

the Robert tuttle family

Debbie Burns Feenerty
8 years ago

My deepest condolences to your entire family and the “riding family”. For many years we were all family. I have so many wonderful memories. I was just a little girl when I first met my parents’ “riding family”. Everyone was always so kind and tolerant to my brothers and I. Of course we were never with them riding, but I remember the parties and picnics when Rich and Denny would entertain, and all the stops at Smitty’s! Very good times indeed, and the friendship has lasted 50 + years! Prayers and love to you all.

Albert Ferrie
8 years ago

My sincerest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. I remember Rich so well from St Francis and the times that he came in the store when I worked at Genuine Parts. He always had a smile and was great to get along with. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Don Gump
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the Klug family. Richard was a classmate from Saint Francis to graduation at Bishop Donahue in 1960. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He left us with many cherished memories. May he be in eternal peace with our heavenly Father. Our journey through life will be different without him. He will be deeply missed by his classmates and friends. My deepest sympathy.


Ed and Judy Probst
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. May God give you comfort, strength and guidance during this time of sorrow. May God Bless all of you…..Rich was a wonderful man, and he will be missed. Ed, Judy, Brian, Violet, Nachelle and Eddie.

8 years ago


Louis & Mary Gump
8 years ago

So sorry for the loss of Rich, we all will miss him,such a kind person, He will be with Barb now and in peace. God Bless and look over you all at this time, Lou & Mary

Peggy, Frank and Bridget Dombkoski
8 years ago

So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. He and your mom will always have a special place in our memories.

Rosemary Morris
8 years ago

Sorry to have read of Richard passing.

To the family I send my condolences. May God be with you all.

jim burns
8 years ago

this is Jerry and Betty Burns’ youngest son, I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I was quite young when Rich and my parents rode Harleys together, but I do remember how kind he was to such a young child. My prayers go out to his family!

Micki & Larry
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.

Gary and Teresa Church
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Rich. We are sending condolences and prayers to the family in this time of need. He is now in a better place sitting with God and not suffering.

James and Mary Herrick
8 years ago

We send our sympathy for the lost of a great person. He was always fun and kind to be with. He will be missed by all who knew him.