Getty Sr.

GEORGE DAVID GETTY SR. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 28, 1938. He left school after the 10th grade and went into the United States Army, where he received his G.E.D. in the Army in 1956. While in the Army George D. Getty served as a paratrooper.

George D. Getty was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on June 29, 1962. He reported for duty at the Fire Training Academy on July 1 and, after training under Captain Leo Tompkins, graduated on July 24, 1962 and was assigned to Engine Company 2. George D. Getty was promoted to Captain of Engine 2 on July 11, 1968. 

After serving the City of Camden for over 25 years, Captain Getty retired on pension on December 21, 1987.

George D. Getty was living at Apartment F-1 in the Canterbury Apartments in Camden when appointed to the Fire Department. He later moved to 1111 North 34th Street in Cramer Hill. When residency restrictions were removed for Camden firefighters, he moved to Cecil, New Jersey. His last days were spent as a resident of Williamstown, New Jersey.

George D. Getty Sr. passed away on July 25, 2011. He was survived by his wife, the former Eileen Gfrorer, son George D. Getty Jr., a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, and a brother and sister.

Camden Courier-Post * July 25, 1962

9 Firemen Graduate In City Test

Graduation exercises for nine of the city's newest firemen were held Tuesday in headquarters at 3rd and Arch Streets under direction of Public Safety Director Bedell and Fire Chief Edward R. MacDowell.

The graduates and their assignments are Joseph Anderson, Canterbury Apartments, No. 1 Ladder; Prescott Johnson, 1238 Kenwood Avenue, No. 8 Engine; Philip Maycott, 1023 North 32nd Street, No. 9 Engine; George Getty, Canterbury Apartments, No. 2 Engine; Ronald Bowers, 617 Clinton Street, No. 2 Ladder; William Young, 3167 Westfield Avenue, No. 2 Engine Company; Wayne Kraft, 1052 N. 35th Street, No. 3 Ladder; Raymond Eldridge, 7 North Dudley Street, No. 7 Engine; and Donald Goehringer, 30 North 24th Street, No. 7 Engine Company.

They will receive a starting salary of $4,800. Chief MacDowell said this brings the department to 170 hosemen and to 224 total personnel in the department. 

All nine were graduated after receiving three weeks of training at the fire school under the direction of Captain Leo J. Tompkins.

Their training also included two days at the Navy Fire School at the Philadelphia Naval Base.

Camden Courier-Post * June 28, 1968


Kenneth Clark
Joseph R. Gfrorer
George D. Getty
John Dimaggio
Joseph J. Anderson
Philip A. Maycott
James McMaster
William D. Hillman
Joseph Arensberg
Robert E. Briggs
John S. Brzozowski
Edmund F. Gorczynski
Anthony F. Orme
William B. Young
William D. Ayers
Joseph Dowhy Sr.
James O. Jones
Joseph Chelhowski
James T. Robinson
Anthony D. Moffa
Robert E. Davenport
John F. Gaffney Jr.
Albert E. Collum Jr.

Robert D. Craig - Edwin Hoffman - Flem Hopkins Jr. - Joseph Fox - Charles W. Cahilly - Edward Bush
John F. Oppman - Gary E. Miller - Donald Tymusczuk - Joseph A. Broccoli - Richard W. Merta
Robert G. Gibson - Elwood L. Ridge - Joseph E. Benton - David Vautier Jr. - Frank R. Pedano



George Baxter - Edward V. Michalak - Otto Kaiser - Joseph Anderson - George Getty
William Hopkins - W.J. Gribble - West Jersey Hospital - Walt Whitman Hotel - Jane Born


Camden Courier-Post - July 25, 2011

George D. Getty Sr. (1938 - 2011) 

Beloved husband of Eileen (nee Gfrorer) of Williamstown, NJ. Survived by a son George Jr. and his wife Suzan and 2 granddaughters, Kelly & Kaitlyn of Turnersville, NJ. Also a brother, Butler Baldwin of Ocean City, NJ and sister, Zella Sherman of Clarksburg, Maryland. He was a retired Captain of the Camden NJ Fire Department after 25 years of service and a former U.S. Army Paratrooper. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service to be held at the Williamstown Assembly of God Church, 214 E. Malaga Rd., Williamstown, NJ on Saturday July 30, 2011. Visitation will be from 9:00-10:00am. Services will be held from 10:00-11:00am. Inurnrment will follow at 11:30am at the Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery, Williamstown, NJ. For more info or to e-mail a condolence, please visit: