SAMUEL WIESNER was born on November 24, 1903. He came to Camden in 1931 and opened a business at 437 Broadway which was known as City Shoe Repair and later as Dan's One Hour Cleaners. Samuel Wiesner was a tailor by trade. He lived next door to his business, at 435 Broadway, with his wife Rose and children Irving and Shirley. A fixture on Broadway, he remained in business and residing at these addresses until his death in October of 1973.l

Samuel Wiesner was murdered when his shop was robbed by two black males on October 27, 1973. He was buried at Crescent Burial Park in Pennsauken on Monday, October 29th. 

Camden Courier-Post * October 29, 1973


Camden police today were investigating the killing Saturday might of a 69-year-old South Camden tailor during a holdup in his shop.

Samuel Wiesner, of 435 South Broadway, Camden, was pronounced dead on arrival shortly after 7:00 PM Saturday in Cooper Hospital, Camden, of stab wounds of the spleen and left lung, according to Camden Police Detective Richard D'Auria.

D'Auria said Charles Voight who rents a room in Wiesner's residence, discovered Wiesner lying on the floor bleeding when he entered the victim's tailor shop from a back room.

Register Rifled

The shop, Dan's One Hour Cleaners, next door to the victim's home, also was robbed of an unknown amount of case, D'Auria said, noting that robbery was the apparent motive for the stabbing. He said the cash register was found emptied.

D'Auria said Voight told him he heard no screams nor cries for help from Wiesner, and there were no witnesses to the stabbing. The detective said one person did, however, report that two black males were the last persons seen entering the store before the murder.

The time of the incident is not known, D'Auria added, although Gerald J. Haley, an investigator for the Camden County Medical Examiners office, sad he had learned there was "a commotion" in the shop at approximately 6:50 PM.

D'Auria said the instrument used in the killing has not been recovered.

Previous Holdup

Wiesner's daughter, Mrs. Shirley Yaffa, of Cherry Hill, said her father operated the shop for 42 years, and had been held up before. She noted that he had been shot in a recent holdup attempt, but had recovered.

Wiesner is survived by his wife Rose, 73; a son, Dr. Irving Wiesner, of Philadelphia; his daughter; four grandchildren, two sister and two brothers.

Funeral services were held this morning in the Berschler Funeral Chapel, Pennsauken. Burial was in crescent Burial Park, Pennsauken. Shivah will be observed for seven days in Mrs. Yaffa's home, 306 Connecticut Avenue, Cherry Hill.