ROBERT K. TROUTMAN was born on April 6, 1929 in the small town of Hickory in Mt. Pleasant Township, Pennsylvania to Frances and William Troutman Jr. He was third of at least three children, coming after William III and James. His father worked as a lineman. 

After serving with the United States Army during the Korean War (from March 13, 1951 to March 15, 1953), Robert Troutman moved to South Jersey. By October of 1959 he and his wife, the former Dorothy Bloome, had made their home at 435 North 41st Street in East Camden, where they remained through at least the fall of 1970. 

Robert Troutman worked at the Blackwood Lanes bowling alley for a year and at Baker Lanes in what is now Cherry Hill, New Jersey for a year prior to being appointed to the Camden Fire Department on February 1, 1960. His brother James H. Troutman was already a fireman with the Department. Robert Troutman served the City of Camden for 27 years, retiring on January 1, 1987.

By October of 1977 the Troutman family had moved to 1609 49th Street in Pennsauken. Sometime after 1980 Robert K. Troutman and family relocated to Cinnaminson, New Jersey. 

Robert Troutman passed away on December 20, 2004.

William Harring Jr., Robert Troutman & Charles Lawyer

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Camden Courier-Post * November 24, 1959

62 Pass Tests For Police, City Firemen

Trenton, Nov. 24-Forty-three candidates passed a recent civil service examination for Camden City patrolman. Nineteen Camden residents passed a test for firemen.

Isaac A. Lewis, of 1516 Wildwood Avenue, a disabled veteran, heads the list for patrolman, and Emmit Y. Smith Jr., of 762 Van Hook Street, a veteran, heads the firemen's list. Smith placed second in the test for patrolman.

The salary in each category begins at $3800 with a maximum for patrolmen set at $4900.

In another test, the State Civil Service Department announced that Amos W. Ruff, of 1478 Bradley Avenue, a disabled veteran, placed first in a statewide test for principal tabulating machine operator. Of the 16 who took the test, Russell L. Williams, of 209 Pear Avenue, East Riverton. placed 12th.

Others who passed the patrolman examination and the order of their standing were Joseph A. DePaolo, 2937 Royden Street; Donald Still, 1465 Wildwood Avenue; George N. Neafsey, 1738 Tioga Street; John N. Phoenix, 919 Cooper Street; John M. Ballinghoff, 1302 South Merrimac Road; Leon E. Loveland, 637 Pine Street; Edward J. Kitlas, 1366 Sayrs Avenue; Monserrate Gonzalez, 809 N. 4th Street; Daniel J. Domeraski, 628 Jackson Street, Jene Adreacola, 2864 Constitution Road; Albert A. Devone, 322 Mt. Vernon Street; Carmen M. Farinelli, 1310 Dayton Street; James B. Wyatt, 1719 S. 9th Street.

Also Estel E. Brown. 1312 Princess Avenue; Edward H. Lewandowski, 905 Florence Street; John E. Giletto, 1354 Browning Street; James R. Troutman, 1440 Kaighns Avenue; Earl W. Bates, 2179 Bank Street; John A. Fisher, 272 Walnut Street; Ferdinand J. De Luca. 604 S. 3rd Street; William Latham Jr., 5 Oak Walk; Vincent A. Lavecchio, 325 Sycamore Street; Edwin R. Hahn Jr., 736 Pearl Street; Gerald R. Willis, S. 41st Street; George T. Clarke, 171 Ablett Village; Frederick F Pratt, 445 Carteret Street; Michael P. Lupico, 522 Woodland Avenue; Virgil P. Ferrari, 414 Walnut Street.

George W. Meriwether, 214 N. 28th Street; Robert A. Upshaw, 1001-1/4 Chestnut Street; Joseph J. Kunicki Jr., 1402 Princess Avenue; James M. Anderson, 2263 S. 7th Street; Michael B. Scarduzio, 2408 Wainwright Street; Richard R. Brooks, 1366 Park Boulevard; Alfred E. Steinmetz Jr., 524 Lester Terrace; Kenneth A. Krueger, 2884 Cushing Road; Joseph E. Voorhees Jr., 359B N. 32nd Street; Robert L. Tatum, 116 Branch Village; Walter F. Williams, 1104 Marion Street; Arthur R. Lewandowski, 905 Florence Street; and Gilbert R. Upshaw, 1001-1/4 Chestnut Street.

Qualifying for firemen and the order in which they finished were Ercole J. De Francisco Jr., 2904 Wasp Road; Robert K. Troutman, 435 N. 41st Street; Gerald R. Willis, 65 S. 41st Street; George P. Neafsey, 1738 Tioga Street; Donald Still, 1465 Wildwood Avenue; Warren C. Carter, 239 S. 34th Street; Paul H. Wilson, 1644-B S. 10th Street; George E. Brown, 2854 Buren Avenue; George W. Meriwether, 214 N. 28th Street; Francis N. Kawa, 1251 Jackson Street; Philip C. Cosenza, 2424 Arnold Street; Carmen M. Farinelli, 1310 Dayton Street; Clarence Hawkins, 705 Pine Street; Jerise S. Garten, 854 Beideman Avenue; Richard R. Brooks, 1366 Park Boulevard; Joseph E. Voorhees Jr.; 359B N. 32nd Street; Joseph H.E. Arensberg, 464B Rand Street, and Walter F. Williams, 1104 Marion Street.

Camden Courier-Post * April 4, 1970
Robert Troutman - Engine Company 6 - James McGrory - Engine Company 2 - Theodore Primas - Inez Brown - Stanley Brown
Blair Murphy - Dorothy Lyles - James Lyles - John M. Lyles -
Fern Street - North 9th Street

Camden Courier-Post - November 30, 1970

State Street - Robert K. Troutman - James T. McGrory - Joseph Bocco
Minnie Hall - Thomas Hall - Rosemary Miles - James Miles - Louise Venney

Camden Courier-Post - May 6, 1971

North 41st Street - State Street - Robert K. Troutman - James T. McGrory - Edward V. Michalak

Camden Courier-Post - December 22, 2004

Passed away at home with his family by his side on December 20, 2004 at the age of 75.
Robert was a firefighter for 27 years with the Camden Fire Department. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army.
Robert is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Bloome Troutman; his children, Robert and his wife, Marilyn, of Sicklerville, Richard and his wife, Lisa, of Sewell, Linda Wolfe and her husband, Michael, of Gibbsboro, Lisa Emers, of Collingswood, and Kim Yeager and her husband, George, of Cinnaminson; his 11 grandchildren and his brother, William, of Clementon.
Relatives and friends are invited to Robert's Life Celebration on Thursday from 9:30 am, followed by his Funeral Service at 11am at INGLESBY/GIVNISH OF MAPLE SHADE, 600 E. Main Street, Maple Shade. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Robert's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053, would be appreciated.