Obituary: Richard Blass

Obituary: Richard Blass

He was a stockbroker, an entrepreneur and a Savannah innkeeper.

Richard “Rick” Alan Blass, age 68, of Savannah passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Feb. 24, 2018, after a long struggle with cancer.

Rick was born and raised in Atlanta. He was an avid runner on the beaches of Tybee Island and a 25-year veteran of the Peachtree Road Race and especially loved climbing Mount Pisgah in North Carolina. His career began as a stockbroker, followed by many years as an entrepreneur, until he retired in 2010. He was known for his passion for food; family and friends will remember spending time together and enjoying his favorite meal, lobster, during vacations on Cape Cod, Mass. Rick and his wife, Lori, enjoyed many years as innkeepers in Savannah, greeting guests who have remained close friends still today.

Rick Blass

Rick is survived by his beloved wife, Lori Blass; daughter and son-in-law Brittany and Frank Brockway; son Brian Blass; sister and brother-in-law Susie and Jerry Warshaw; sister and brother-in-law Marty and Richard Alterman; and brother and sister-in-law David and Robin Blass. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Ava Claire Brockway, and many nieces and nephews.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Richard Blass may be made to the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, designated to the Winship Multiple Myeloma Fund, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Office of Gift Records, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322, 404-778-5175. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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