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Alfred Cordero, FAA Technician

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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

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