GEORGE A. "ACE" REESE III was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 28, 1945.
George Reese served in the United States army during the Vietnam War. He married Evelyn "Eggie" Hansbury. They were blessed with two children, William and Sherry.
On April 15, 1982 George Reese was appointed to the Camden Fire Department, where he served with distinction for twenty-feve years. He retired on full pension on May 1, 2007.
A lifelong resident of Camden, George Reese passed away on January 4, 2015. He rests at Harleigh Cemetery with his wife Evelyn, who passed in February of 2006. George Reese was survived by his children, five grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, and hundreds of men and women in the fire service and emergency medical service who knew and respected him.
Firefighter Larry Reed
Firefighter George Reese
Second Alarm fire
500 Block of Kaighn Avenue
Photo by Frank Saia
Engine Company 11 -
|From left: Jim Alexander, Greg DePetris, Glenn Moore, George Reese , Joe Kirk, Frank Saia|
NO NOT DUTY
In every city, town or state
Firefighters five went down in flames,
That's their Job some people say
In little time forgotten names
No not duty the loss too great
- GEORGE REESE
Camden Courier-Post * January 6, 2015