Leon
C.
Puszczykowski


LEON CARL PUSZCZYKOWSKI was born on December 14, 1930 to Minnie and Leon F. Puszczykowski. His father was a well-known ball-player and umpire in and around Camden. He later was appointed to the Camden Police Department. Tragically, Officer Puszczykowski died on the operating table after being injured in a motorcycle accident while on duty in October of 1939. The family, which included a sister, Elaine, was then living at 1226 Decatur Street, and remained at that address into the 1950s.

Leon C. Puszczykowski attended Camden County Vocational School. In January of 1951 he became engaged to Agnes B. Trout, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly thereafter. He trained as a welder and had risen to the rank of corporal by October of 1953. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina with the 8th Ordnance Field Maintenance Company throughout most of 1952 and 1953. On May 3, 1952 Leon C. Puszcykowski and Agnes B. Trout married in St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church in Haddon Heights, New Jersey. The marriage produced three children, Leon Jr., Kenneth, and Linda.

On December 30, 1955 Leon C. Puzczykowski was sworn in as a member of the Camden Fire Department. He was then living at 3016 Congress Road in Fairview, and was at the time a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Leon C. Puzczykowski retired on pension from the Fire Department on December 1, 1981. During his time with the Fire Department he was active in union affairs with the Camden Police and Firemen's Association and at one time served as President of Local 5 of the New Jersey Firemen's Association. He took an active part in negotiating contracts for Camden and Atlantic City fire fighters. After retirement he worked as a carpenter for Camden County. The Puszczykowskis were still at the Congress Road address as late as 1980, then moved to Audubon, New Jersey.

Sadly, Leon C. Puszczykowski's son Leon Jr. died of a heart attack at the age of 36 in April of 1990. A heart attack also took Leon Puszczykowski, on February 15, 1992. He was survived by his wife Agnes, son Kenneth, daughter Linda, and three grandchildren. His wife joined him on January 26, 2007.


Camden Courier-Post
January 29, 1951


Camden Courier-Post * May 3, 1952


Camden Courier-Post - December 30, 1955

Edward T. Irwin - North 24th Street - William J. Hopkins - Grant Street - Robert R. Rowan - Erie Street
E. George Aaron - Alchester Warren - Walnut Street - John L. Sterner - Lincoln Avenue
Leon C. Puszczykowski - Congress Road - Joseph A. Verderosa - Thurman Street
William J. O'Connor -
Dudley Street - Westfield Acres - Kenneth Clark - Carl R. Szalkowski
Alfred Nigro - South 5th Street - Francis Stibi - Bailey Street - James H. Troutman - High Street

Camden Courier-Post
November 27, 1956

Boyd Street


Camden Courier-Post
March 3, 1958

Whitman Avenue
Thomas J. Carr Sr.
John K. Voll
Harrison Pike
Joseph Gfrorer
Arthur C. Batten
Winfield D. Leviseur
Joseph Ballinghoff
John E. Moore
Howard Brickner
Joseph Dmochowski
Leon Puszczykowski
Ernest Tartagalia
Spencer Smith Jr.
George Bowen
Bruce A. Wallace


At Engine Company 10 around 1960: 
Seated, from left: Fireman
James J. Cusick Sr., William Winstanley, Leon C. Pusczykowski, unkown
Standing: Unknown, Unknown,
Anthony Orme, Unknown, Unknown

Camden Courier-Post
January 16, 1963

H.B. Wilson School
Leon Puszczykowski
Ernest Tartagalia
Joseph Guarino
South 9th Street
Florence Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camden Courier-Post * May 24, 1966

Kenneth Clark - Edward V. Michalak - Leon Puszczykowski - Joseph J. McComb

Camden Courier-Post * September 8, 1967

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Spencer Smith Jr.  - John T. Odorisio - Jack Yeager - Jack Dease
Leo Tompkins Jr. -
Leon Puszczykowski - Alfred R. Pierce -  Keith Kauffman

Camden Courier-Post * September 20, 1968

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James R. Asher - Harold Melleby - Spencer Smith Jr. - Leon Puszczykowski
Elizabeth Hawk -
Alfred R. Pierce -  John Marini

Camden Fire Department - FIRE WATCH MAGAZINE, SPRING 1977

IN RECOGNITIONů..

ANNIVERSARY DATES: CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Fr. Howard G. Brickner #5           

 26 Years

Fr. Harvey J. Fisher #186

 26 Years

Capt. James W. Smith 

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Anthony C. Saponare       

 35 Years 

Fr. Andrew H. Foreman #183

26 Years

Fr. William J. Stibi #120 

26 Years

 Batt. Chf. Robert E. Dukes   

 30 Years 

Fr. Henry S. Keubler #34 

26 Years

Fr. William M. Stone #29

26 Years

Insp. Fr. George C. Hennessy #21  

 30 Years 

Fr. Joseph J. Lesniewski #50

26 Years

Capt. William G. Winstanley

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Daniel F. Jiannetto 

30 Years 

Fr. Phillip MacDonald #7(1

26 Years

Fr. Adolph S. Zubrzycki #62

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Theodore L. Prima

30 Years 

Fr. Joseph J. McTaggart #26

26 Years

Batt. Chf. John J. Giuliano

21 Years

Fr. Eugene F. Alston #7 

 29 Years 

Batt. Chf. John J. Mogck

26 Years

Insp. Fr. Alfred D. Nigro #76

21 Years

Batt. Chf. Biaggio P. Ardire 

 29 Years 

Capt. John E. Moore 

26 Years

Fr. Leon Puszczykowski #100

21 Years

Fr. William R. Harring #69     

 29 Years  Capt. Robert P. Olesiewicz 26 Years

Fr. John L. Sterner #73 

21 Years

Fr. William E. Hinch #151       

 29 Years  Capt. Anthony T. Orme 26 Years

Fr. Francis P. Stibi #143 

21 Years

 Capt. Herbert J. Schott 

 28 Years  Fr. Ralph H. Palmer #46 26 Years Fr. Carl R. Szalkowski #95 21 Years

Batt. Chf. Charles A. Bates

 26 Years

Members as listed above, have anniversary dates which fall during the first quarter

 

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 9, 1990

Camden Courier-Post * February 17, 1992

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Camden Courier-Post February 17, 1992


Philadelphia inquirer February 18, 1992

 

Camden Courier-Post * January 28, 2007

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