ROBERT K. TROUTMAN was born on April 6, 1929 in the small town of Hickory in Mt. Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania to Frances and William Troutman Jr. He was third of at least three children, coming after William III and James. His father worked as a lineman.
After serving with the United States Army during the Korean War (from March 13, 1951 to March 15, 1953), Robert Troutman moved to South Jersey. By October of 1959 he and his wife Dorothy had made their home at 435 North 41st Street in East Camden, where they remained through at least the fall of 1970.
Robert Troutman worked at the Blackwood Lanes bowling alley for a year and at Baker Lanes in what is now Cherry Hill, New Jersey for a year prior to being appointed to the Camden Fire Department on February 1, 1960. His brother James H. Troutman was already a fireman with the Department. Robert Troutman served the City of Camden for 27 years, retiring on January 1, 1987.
By October of 1977 the Troutman family had moved to 1609 49th Street in Pennsauken. Sometime after 1980 Robert K. Troutman and family relocated to Cinnaminson, New Jersey.
Robert Troutman passed away on December 20, 2004.
|Camden Courier-Post - December 22, 2004|
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