H. KOLESSAR JR. was born on June 26, 1927 to John and Mary Kolessar in
Kolessar Jr. went into the United States Army in March of 1944. He was
honorably discharged with the rank of Private First Class.
Kolessar J. was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on January 13,
1951 and reported for duty on February 1st of that year. During his
career with the Camden Fire Department he served with Engine
Company 9 at Front and Linden
Streets and with Ladder Company 3, North
27th Street and Federal
Street in East
more than 22 years service with the Camden Fire department, John
Kolessar Jr. retired on pension on April 1, 1975.
Kolessar Jr. made his home at 3618 Westfield
Avenue in East
Camden. Married to the former Mary D. Mangino, he was the father of
two children, John Kolessar III and Sandra Kolessar.
a resident of Westville, New Jersey, John Kolessar Jr. passed away on
April 19, 2003. He was buried on May 16, 2003 at the Brigadier General
William C. Doyle Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Wrightstown, New Jersey.
John Kolessar Jr. was survived by his wife, children, and a number of
grandchildren. Mary Kolessar joined her husband in March of 2009.