For more than 60 years, Walter Codero was a resident of San Pablo. He was born in San Francisco and was raised in Richmond, graduating from Richmond Union High School. For 4 years during World War II, Walter served his country as a corporal in the United States Air Force and was an airplane/bomber mechanic. He went on to retire as a diesel mechanic for Safeway after more than 25 years. In his elder years, Walter regularly attended the Moose Lodge, Sportsman Club, and Pinole Senior Center. Walter Codero passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 96. He is preceeded in death by his wife, Sonia Codero, in 1989 and his longtime companion, Pat Meahan, in 2012. Per his wishes, there will be no services and Walter will be interred at sea.
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