Latest Entry: The RSS feed for this blog has moved

Washington Post staff writers offer a window into the art of obituary writing, the culture of death, and more about the end of the story.

Read more | What is this blog?

More From the Obits Section: Search the Archives  |   RSS Feeds RSS Feed   |   Submit an Obituary  |   Twitter Twitter

Alfred Cordero, FAA Technician

Network News

X Profile
View More Activity
Wednesday, November 3, 2010; 6:09 PM

Alfred Cordero, 82, a retired Federal Aviation Administration electronic technician and volunteer with Maryland and Prince George's County police forces, died Oct. 11 at his home in Suitland of complications from a fall.

Mr. Cordero spent 32 years with what became the FAA before retiring in 1982. He helped build a radar site in Suitland early in his career and later helped maintain the equipment at that location and a later site in The Plains, Va.

In retirement, he volunteered with what is now the Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, an organization that supports crime victims and their families through counseling, education and advocacy.

As a volunteer, he worked with the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's and as a Spanish interpreter for the Maryland State Police and Prince George's police. He was also a teacher's aide.

Mr. Cordero was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and was an Army veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the Berwyn Rod and Gun Club in Bowie.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Helen Burns Cordero of Suitland; three children, Karen Cordero of Houston, Cathryn Pracht of Dunkirk and Timothy Cordero of Huntingtown; a sister; and four grandchildren.

- Adam Bernstein


More in the Obituary Section

Post Mortem

Post Mortem

The art of obituary writing, the culture of death, and more about the end of the story.

From the Archives

From the Archives

Read Washington Post obituaries and view multimedia tributes to Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, James Brown and more.

[Campaign Finance]

A Local Life

This weekly feature takes a more personal look at extraordinary people in the D.C. area.

© 2010 The Washington Post Company

Network News

X My Profile