David
W.
Sanders


DAVID W. SANDERS had a long and distinguished career with the Camden Fire Department. After serving in the United States Army, he came to Camden and was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on November 22, 1964. He was serving with Ladder Company 3 in December of 1971 when he was injured at the John R. Evans Leather Company fire. He was later promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain Sanders served with Engine Company 6 in the early and mid-1990s. He retired from the Camden Fire Department on November 1, 1998. 

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Captain Sanders passed away on January 13, 2010. After services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church at 1198 Penn Street in North Camden, he was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

Captain Sanders left his his wife of 55 years, Deloris Sanders; five children- Sheila, Linda, Pam, Kevin, and Audie; five grandchildren- Joshua, Sara, Anna, Taelor, Virginia; five siblings- William, Edna, Bernice, Lawrence, and Frances and a host of family and friends.

Camden Courier-Post - December 20, 1971
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Thomas DiBiaso
David Sanders
John R. Evans Leather Company
Pierce Avenue
Berkley Street
North 2nd Street
Erie Street

 

Dense smoke billows from former John R. Evans Company leather tanning plant in North Camden
Photo by Robert Cave

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Jack Plaskett - Joseph M. Nardi - James Bienkowski

Ladder Company 3 (second alarm Truck) gets water on fire at the former John R. Evans Leather Company leather tanning plant in North Camden on December 19, 1971. Firefighter Thomas J. DiBiaso operating the ladder nozzle. This incident went to a Fourth Alarm. Photo by Bob Bartosz


Photo taken moments after Ladder Company 3's aerial fell, severely injuring  Firefighter Thomas J. DiBiaso. Photo by Bob Bartosz

Photo by Bob Bartosz

Photo by Bob Bartosz


It took 3-1/2 hours to bring the blaze under control. This phot and the one below were taken shortly before the wall collapsed, as also depicted below and on the cover of FIRE ENGINEERING magazine's March 1972 edition. Photo by Bob Bartosz


Photo by Bob Bartosz

Photo by Bob Bartosz

John R. Evans & Company
 factory wall collapsing

March 1972 Edition
FIRE ENGINEERING
Magazine

The Fire
of
December 19, 1971
John R. Evans
&
Company Plant
Destroyed

Photo by Bob Bartosz


Camden Courier-Post - December 20, 1971
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Angelo D. Malandra - John Giletto - Harold Pike
Thomas DiBiaso
- Thomas Grieff
John R. Evans Leather Company
Cooper Hospital
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North 2nd Street - Erie Street

Camden Courier-Post * January 20, 2010

SANDERS, Captain David 

Went home to be with the Lord on January 13, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Deloris Sanders; five children Sheila, Linda, Pam, Kevin, and Audie; loving grandfather to Joshua, Sara, Anna, Taelor, Virginia; five siblings William, Edna, Bernice, Lawrence, and Frances and a host of family and friends. David was a proud employee of Camden County Fire Department for 33 years with a promotion to Captain. He proudly served his country as a military member in the US Army; he was also a board member for Park Place Home Association. Relatives and friends are invited to attend on Thursday January 21st, 9-11am at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1198 Penn Street, Camden. Funeral services will follow at 11am. Burial at Arlington Cemetery, 1620 Cove Road, Pennsauken. Ministry of comfort entrusted to MAY FUNERAL HOMES, Camden, Pennsauken, Willingboro and Vineland.


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