Joseph
Dowhy
Jr.


JOSEPH DOWHY JR. wass the son of the late Captain Joseph Dowhy Sr. of the Camden Fire department. Joseph Dowhy Jr. was born on December 19, 1944 and joined the department on the same day as his brother, Dennis Dowhy, May 27, 1968. A third brother. Robert Dowhy, joined the department in 1982. The fourth brother, Edward Dowhy, joined the police department, retiring as a Lieutenant. The Dowhy brothers mother, Pearl Dowhy also served the public, as a crossing guard first in Camden and later in Clementon NJ.

Joseph Dowhy served with Ladder Company 1 at 2 North Federal Street in the 1990s. After a long and distinguished career, he retired to private life on April 1, 1996. He passed away on October 19, 2014.

 


Joseph Dowhy Sr. and Family

Robert   Joseph  Dennis  Edward

Pearl   Joseph Sr.

Four Platoon Hits the New Jersey Lottery (almost)
Ladder 1 & Engine 2 at Fire HQ, early 1970s
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From Left: Roger Buck, Jack Maher, Jim McGrory Sr., Joseph Dowhy Jr., William Huelas, John Mills,
Jim McEvoy (seated), Butch Devine, MAN IN SUIT FROM NEW JERSEY LOTTERY COMMISSION,
Joe Randik, George Brown Sr., Theodore Primas, Tom Kane

The man in the suit was from the state lottery. We had one number off for the $50,000, so we ended up with about $5000, about $360 a man. It was amazing how fast the guys paid up their house fund.

Bill Huelas              
February 24, 2015


Ladder Company 1, Fourth Platoon - 1994

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