Richard R. Biros


Richard R. Biros, 91, passed away peacefully at his home in Edgartown on Dec. 11, 2022. He was the loving and attentive husband of Martha Biros for 65 years.

Richard was born on Nov. 8, 1931, and raised in New Jersey by George and Marie Biros. He served in the U.S. Army and graduated from Montclair University in New Jersey before receiving his master’s in education.

He had a 40-year career in education, including being a Fulbright Exchange teacher, biology teacher, vice principal, and board of education member. Richard was an avid photographer — mostly of birds in New England and Florida — and a talented woodworker, creating many things for both his home and his family. In 1998 he moved to Martha’s Vineyard full-time.

Richard enjoyed a good conversation, and loved his family, friends, and the wonderful team of caregivers who cared for him over the years. He enjoyed their visits and phone calls.

He will be missed by his wife Martha; his son Richard and his wife Beth Diana of Edgartown; his daughter Beth and her husband Jeff of Fort Myers, Fla.; his six grandchildren, Michael (Jiayi), Marc (Stowe), Aaron (Catherine), Rebecca, Michelle (Eric), and Andrew (Carolyn); and his two great-grandchildren, Wade and Ezra. 

His graveside service will be held privately at Tower Hill Cemetery in Edgartown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard’s memory may be made to Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, or online at

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