Richard J. (Richie) Alwardt, of Falmouth and formerly of Oak Bluffs, died Feb 2. He was 65. The cause was complications of Covid-19.

He had lived in Florida for 30 years with his wife of 47 years, Joanne (Marshall) Alwardt.

He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, honorably discharged. He worked for the United States Postal Service, and belonged to the Falmouth Elks and the Moose Club of Cape Coral, Fla. He enjoyed basketball, bowling, fishing, hunting, camping, and was an avid sports fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sisters Anita Cohen and Doreen Montalvo. He was predeceased by his father Frank Alwardt, mother Beverly (Ferreira) Kuehnemund, step-father Evan (Babe) Peters, and brother Frank R. Alwardt. He had many nieces and nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, and many cousins.

Donations can be made to American Cancer Society ( or to Falmouth Veterans Services, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540.

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