ALBERT ATGER STINGER was a member of a family that has had a long and distinguished history in fire fighting, law enforcement, and other endeavors in Camden.

Albert A. Stinger was the grandson of Blanche Atger and John Stinger. Blanche Atger was born to Gaston and Honorine Atger in Manhattan on June 26, 1879. Her father had moved to Philadelphia by 1890. There she met John Stinger, who she married on March 5, 1900 in Philadelphia.

John and Blanche Stinger had 4 children: John Lawrence Stinger became a detective with the Camden Police Department; Norman Carey Stinger drove a bus for Public Service, the forerunner of today's Transport of New Jersey; Dorothy Randolph; and  Philip A. Stinger, who had a long career with the Camden Fire Department.  

John Lawrence Stinger's wife was named Agnes. Their son, Albert Atger Stinger, born in Camden on April 8, 1925, was named for his great-uncle, Albert Atger, who died while serving with the United States Army during World War I.  Albert A. Stinger would in time follow his uncle Philip and become a Camden fire fighter. 

Albert Stinger was drafted into the United States Army on May 21, 1943 at Camden, New Jersey. After his World War II service he was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard for a time in the late 1940s.

Albert Stinger was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on September 1, 1950. He was promoted to Captain on April 1, 1961, and to Battalion Chief on July 29, 1981. After over 31 years of gallant service to the City of Camden, Albert Stinger retired on December 1, 1981.

A resident of  630 North 34th Street in East Camden for many years, Albert A. Stinger moved to Villas in Cape May County, New Jersey after the residency restrictions on Camden fire fighters was lifted. He died on July 7, 2005.

Camden Courier-Post - August 12, 1950

James R. Styles - William B. Reeves - Louis E. Walls - Edward Fulton - Joseph A. Snajkowski
Chestnut Street - Spruce Street - North 10th Street - Dayton Street
August L. Johnson - Owen D. Gale - Albert A. Stinger - Jesthroe Hunt
Marlton Avenue - North 25th Street - Walnut Street - E. George Aaron

Camden Fire Department
Promotional Appointments to Captain - 1961

From Left: Harold Pike, Albert A. Stinger, George Baxter, William Winstanley


Camden Courier-Post - July 11, 2005

Age 80, on July 7, 2005, at Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers Point, NJ. A native of Camden, NJ, he lived in Villas, NJ for the past 25 years.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Okinawa. He was in the National Guard in Pa. after leaving the army in 1943.
Albert was a retired Battalion Chief, Fire Department, City of Camden.
Albert was the beloved husband of Olive (nee Galo) Stinger. He is survived by daughter, Lisa Helgenberg of Vermont, daughter, Andrea Stinger, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by four grandsons: Albert Helgenberg of Idaho, Sebastian Rizzon, Massachusetts, Jason Stinger of NJ, Zack Bellucci, Pennsylvania, and sister, Lauraine Stratton, Oaklyn, NJ.
Albert was an avid hunter and fisherman. He belonged to the now defunct Cherry Hill Sportsman Club, past member of Square Circle Sportsman Club, and past member of the Pennsauken Fishing Club.
Albert will be laid to rest in the Cape May County Veterans Cemetery. There will not be any funeral service or viewing. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements under the direction of EVOY FUNERAL HOME, INC.