JOHN S. BRZOZOWSKI was born on July 11, 1940 to Bruno Brzozowski and his wife, the former Anna Krawczyk. The family lived at 723 Blaine Street in the 1950s. He married Barbara Fennimore around 1960 and there were three children born of this marriage, Leonard, John S., and Kim. The Brzozowski family resided in Fairview at 2857 Idaho Road in the early 1960s.

John S. Brzozowski was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in 1962 and graduated from the Fire academy in February of 1963. By June of 1967 he was already serving as an Acting Captain, and was promoted after passing the Captain's test in 1968. He was living at 371 North 34th Street in East Camden when the results of the test were published in June of that year. John S. Brzozowski retired as a Captain on February 1, 1990.

John S. Brzozowski moved to Franklinville, New Jersey around 2000. He died on December 14, 2018, and was buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery. 

Camden Courier-Post
February 9, 1963

Edward R. MacDowell
Joseph A. Murray - Harrison Avenue
Thomas Stammerjohann - Whitman Avenue
Kirby Bates - Beideman Avenue
William P. Neale Jr. - River Avenue
John Brzozowski - Idaho Road

Camden Courier-Post - January 3, 1965
Engine Company 2 - John Brzozowski - Joseph F. Wolfinger

Camden Courier-Post - June 2, 1967
John Brzozowski - Leonard Oshushek - Spencer Smith Jr. - Joseph Kane
Frances Brooks - Marlton Avenue - Leah Burns

Camden Courier-Post * June 8, 1968

James McDevitt - Edith McDevitt - North Front Street - Admiral Wilson Boulevard
Joseph Wolfinger - John Brzozowski - Samuel Fisher Jr. - Ladder Company 1 - Ladder Company 2
Engine Company 2 - Engine Company 6

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

 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 * October 7, 1970

John Meksa - John Brzozowski

Camden Courier-Post
January 29, 1996

Camden Courier-Post
May 4, 2000

Camden Courier-Post * December 14, 2018

Franklinville - On December 14, 2018 of Franklinville, formerly of Camden. Age 78. 
Loving father of John Brzozowski and Kim Marie Diaz. Proud grandfather of Dan, Steven, John, Danielle and great grandfather of Kory and Skyla. Predeceased by his son Leonard Brzozowski.
Mr. Brzozowski was a Camden City Fire Fighter with 27 years of service. Prior to retirement John attained the status of Captain for his many years of dedication.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Life Celebration Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:30 AM at the CIECHANOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 1100 N. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ 08078. Funeral service will follow 10:30 AM at funeral home. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chews Landing. Memorial contributions in John's memory can be made to SPCA, 1244 N. Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360. Condolences and memories may be shared at