ARTHUR J. GIBSON was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on November 29, 1968.

In 1994 Arthur Gibson served with 4th Platoon, Engine Comany 3, 1815 Broadway, along with Ralph Jones and Mark Kogut under Captain Anthony Dowidowicz.

After over 26 years of distinguished service, Arthur J. Gibson retired from the Camden Fire Department on November 1, 1995.

Arthur J. Gibson spent his last days at the New Jersey Firemen's Home at Boonton, New Jersey. He passed away on February 2, 2010.

 Camden Courier-Post * December 26, 1968


25 Firemen Finish Training

In a move aimed at staffing the Camden Fire Department for a new 42-hour work week. 25 probationary firemen will be graduated from the city fire academy Monday and 10 fire officers will be given promotions Tuesday. 

Heading the list of fire officer promotions will be the selection of Battalion Chief Anthony C. Saponare, 51, of 117 S. 27th Street, Camden, as deputy fire chief. The new deputy chief is a 26-year veteran on the city fire force.

Two fire captains to be promoted to battalion chief are Matthew J. Davies, Jr., 36, of 2819 Carman Street, Camden, and James H. Stewart, 54, of 317 Garden Avenue, Camden.

Seven firemen to be named captains include William D. Hillman, 29, of 11 Crestfair Apartments, Camden; Joseph H. Arensberg, 32, of 1041 N. 32nd Street, Camden; Robert E. Briggs, 48, of 2861 Congress Road, Camden; and John Brzozowski, 28, 371 N. 34th Street, Camden.

Also to be named captains are Edmund F. Gorczynski, 36, of 272 N. 33rd Street, Camden; Anthony T. Orme, 44, 3317 River Road, Camden; and William B. Young, 29, of 1126 N. 33rd Street, Camden.

The new firemen include Richard E. Johnson, Thomas H. Eckel, Ronald C. Crowder, John A. DeLuca, Peter P. Carbone, Robert P. Hand, Robert M. Lapp, Jerome A. Kee, Thomas V. Kane, Charles E. Mayo, James C. Peterson and George S. Szychulski, all of Camden.

Other slated fire school graduates are Ronald Angemi, Robert C. Welch, Robert G. Boyle, Glenn H. Moore, Marvin W. Bendy, Thomas J. DiBiaso, Arthur J. Gibson, Daniel J. Galasso, Samuel Battle Jr., Ronald J. Boyle, Jerome J. Watson, George R. Abbey, 3rd., and William H. Huelas, all of Camden.

The appointments of all 35 men become effective Jan. 1, 1969.

Camden Courier-Post - February 7, 2010

GIBSON, Arthur J., Jr. Of Boonton, NJ, he passed on Feb. 2, 2010 at the age of 69. A retired Camden firefighter, he is survived by his wife, Ethel; children, Arthur Gibson III, Carl Gibson, Sr., Steven Gibson, and Jeffrey Gibson; 6 grandchildren; brother, Robert Gibson; sisters, Pauline Cullins and Arlene Gibson; other relatives and friends. Services will be held 11AM Thursday at St. Joan of Arc, 3107 Alabama Rd., Camden where friends may call after 9AM. Interment: Harleigh Cemetery. Arrangements by CARL MILLER FUNERAL HOME, Camden and Lawnside.