Walter Colborne



Age: 89


Summary: retired World War II veteran and owner of the auto dealership Belaire Motors BMW in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island, New York who was among one of more than 100 persons reported missing and feared dead in the aftermath of the infamous Hurricane Sandy superstorm that killed at least 233 people along the path of the storm in eight countries off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic states in northeastern United States after a tropical wave developed at peak intensity and swept through the Caribbean Sea during the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season causing unparalleled destruction and left millions of customers without power across the eastern seaboard when it made landfall in Cuba and the New York area in late October 2012 as a post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds, in which it was the second-costliest hurricane on record in U.S. history behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005.



Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Sandy


Born: August 17, 1923


Died: November 1, 2012


Location: Great Kills, Staten Island, New York