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 altmeyer.com
“I will change their mourning into exultation.+
I will comfort them and give them joy instead of their grief.”-Jeremiah 31:13; jw.org
My condolences on your loss. I pray that our loving Heavenly Father give you the strength for the days ahead.
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
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.
Dear Klug Family: I just learned of Richard’s passing. I was sorry to hear of it. I wish all of you the best.
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
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.
may God grant all of you peace and strength in your time of sorrow.
the Robert tuttle family
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.
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.
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.
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.
RICH PLAYED IN MY BAND FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND HE WAS ALWAYS DEPENDABLE,POLITE.COUTEOUS,FUN TO BE AROUND.AND JUST A GOOD PERSOM.I WILL TRUELY MISS HIM.
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
So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. He and your mom will always have a special place in our memories.
Sorry to have read of Richard passing.
To the family I send my condolences. May God be with you all.
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!
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers.
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.
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.