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 147 people and caused widespread property damage in the areas in its path throughout the Caribbean region along the coastline of the Mid-Atlantic states in northeastern United States after the storm swept through the Caribbean Sea as a tropical cyclone during the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and developed into a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph when it made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey in late October 2012, 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