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Darel Alward

02/06/1949 - 10/21/2022


Obituary For Darel Alward

Darel D. Alward, 73, of Warren, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022 after a long illness. Born in Los Angeles, CA, he was the husband of Patricia (Brisson) Alward of Riverside and the son of the late Donald and Ernice (Martin) Alward of Kingstown. Darel traveled a lot in his younger years with his family, having to relocate several times due to his father's military career. This gave him the opportunity to see a lot of the country early in life. Darel graduated from Keene High School in Maine and later made his way into Rhode Island, where he has lived for the last 45 years. He was a Truck Driver for many years, having worked for Key Container, Consolidated Freightways, Home Depot and Bank of America. In his free time, Darel was an avid painter, specializing in landscapes and painting flowers. He loved to tend to his vegetable garden and doing his work as a part time carpenter. In addition to his loving wife Patricia, Darel is survived by his son, Kurt Alward of Fort Worth, TX; his daughter, Erin Wilcha of Strainfordville, NY; his step children, Robert and Laurie Allen of CT; his grandchildren, Braydn and Hailey Alward of TX, Jace, Justin and Jillian of NY; his sisters, Tenya Daniels of Riverside and Cheryl Alward of Kingstown and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Valli Shoup. Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd. Warren, RI. For tributes, please visit

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  • 10/22/2022

    My sincere condolences to all the family.

  • 10/22/2022

    To my husband of 22 years he was my soul mate, a good man and a good father and step father and grandfather with a lot of love to give. He will be missed very very much. I love you Darel. Love your wife Patricia.

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