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Richard J. Alvarado


Richard Alvarado
Richard Alvarado

HONOLULU, Hawaii — Richard J. Alvarado, 66, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, in Honolulu, at Queens Medical Center after fighting health complications.

Celebration of Life and potluck will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Naplate Village Hall, 2000 Ottawa Ave., in Naplate. Ottawa Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

He was born June 9, 1952, in Ottawa, to John Alvarado (Oct. 31, 1929, to Sept. 2, 1976), and Colleen Alvarado (Feb. 18, 1935, to Feb. 25, 2006).

He is survived by his two daughters, Melissa and Amanda Alvarado; his son, Christopher Alvarado; and daughter-in-law, Hannah Alvarado.

Richard worked for Caterpillar Trucking Company in Aurora for over 25 years, retiring in 2004.

Richard’s friends and family will miss his wonderful sense of humor, laughter and the ability to tell a good story. Richard was tenacious, outgoing and comical. His ability to capture attention and entertain was unmatched. Richard was living in Ottawa up until 2017 when he moved to the Big Island of Hawaii to live out his life.

Memorials may be made in Richard’s name to his family.

The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory

1111 La Salle St., Ottawa, IL 61350


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