PRIVATE FIRST CLASS CHARLES J. FUHRMAN was the son of Edward and Hannah Fuhrman. He was born in Camden NJ and attended Camden High School, not far from his home in the Parkside section of Camden. He was graduated as a member of the Camden High School Class of 1942. The Fuhrman's had lived at 1247 Kenwood Avenue when the census was taken in 1930 before moving to 1134 Langham Avenue, where they lived in the mid 1940s. His family was in the retail furniture business, and owned and operated the N. Fuhrman Co. furniture store at 933-937 Broadway in Camden for many years. As a youth, Charles Fuhrman was active in youth civic affairs.
Inducted into the Army at the age of 18, in the fall of 1943, Charles Fuhrman trained at Camp Shelby MS. He was wounded on D-Day, and returned to duty after he recovered from his injury. He was killed in action while serving in Belgium on January 15, 1945.
Private Charles J. Fuhrman was initially buried in Europe. His body was returned to the United States and he was buried at Crescent Burial Park in Pennsauken NJ. Besides his parents, he was survived by two brothers, Corporal Leonard Fuhrman who was also serving in Europe, and Joseph Fuhrman; an uncle, Abe Fuhrman, then clerk to Camden Mayor Bruner; a cousin, Clarence Fuhrman, musical director of radio station KYW, in Philadelphia; and several other aunts, uncles, and cousins. His parents had by this time moved to 1417 Baird Avenue in Camden.
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