SANTO DI MAGGIO was born is 1920 to Mary and John DiMaggio. His parents had lived at 811 Clare Street in the summer of 1917 and were still there in the spring of 1918. By January of 1920 the DiMaggio family was making its home at 319 Beckett Street in South Camden. John DiMaggio operated a DiMaggio's Sunoco Service Station at 1458 Haddon Avenue in the late 1940s and in the 1950s had DiMaggio's Esso Service Station at 915 South 3rd Street. Besides Santo, the family included two  brothers, Santo and Anthony.

Santo DiMaggio was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on January 13, 1951. He reported for duty three days later. Santo DiMaggio served with Engine Company 3 early in his career. John DiMaggio was appointed to the Department on February 1, 1951. 

John DiMaggio served for 39 years with the Camden Fire Department, retiring at the rank of Captain on March 1, 1990.

As well-loved a man who ever wore a fire helmet in the city, he was a fixture at the firehouse right up until the time of his passing, driving into Camden from Audubon every 

evening to feed the cats who lived around the building. His memory for names, dates and places in Camden was nothing short of amazing.... no surprise, as the Captain was an amazing man.

John DiMaggio passed away in his sleep on May 21, 2013. 

Engine Company 1 in South Camden, 1989. From left to right: Captain John DiMaggio, Firefighters Rich Marter, Jim Peterson, & Greg Murphy

November 13, 2009
Retirement Dinner for Paul Matyjasik & James Johnston

Camden Firefighters Reunion - August 26, 2010

John DiMaggio shaking hands with William Wilkie,
with Richard Brooks standing behind them.

Unknown Camden Fore Department retiree and John DiMaggio

Camden Firefighters Reunion - September 15, 2011

John DiMaggio and Rich Carver

Tom Pavlow, Rich Marter, John DiMaggio & Vince Ardire
Photo by Dave Hernandez

Camden Firefighters Reunion - September 19, 2012

Vince Ardire & John DiMaggio




Camden Courier-Post * May 25, 2013

John DiMaggio

AGE: 93 Audubon

On May 21, 2013, husband of the late Helen (Mulkiewicz) and the late Bruna (Scala) of Audubon, NJ. Dear father of John A DiMaggio (Phyllis), Mary Manera and Dolores Docimo (Alfonso) and the late Michael, He is also survived by 9 Grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren and sister Doris Gallo. John was a retired Captain of the Camden City Fire Dept. Relatives and friends are invited to attend His Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 10AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 4th Ave. & Kings Highway, Haddon Hts., NJ Interment Calvary Cemetery, viewing Tuesday evening from 7 - 9 PM and Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM at PREDPELSKI FUNERAL HOME, 983 HADDON AVE., COLLINGSWOOD, NJ 08108.