Stanley
J.
Kaminski


 

STANLEY JOHN KAMINSKI was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 16, 1912 to Anthony Kaminski and his wife, the former Laura Budniewski. The family moved to Camden in the early 1920s. The 1924 City Directory shows the family at 1458 South 10th Street. By 1929 the family had moved to 1145 Thurman Street.

When the Census was taken in April of 1930, Stanley Kaminski was living with his parents and siblings at 1145 Thurman Street. Also at home were his older brother Joseph and his wife Genevieve, brothers Leon, Edward, and Henry, and a sister, Rita. Two older sisters, Martha and Helen, had already wed and moved out by that time.

By 1940 Stanley Kaminski had married a neighborhood girl, Frances Stella Wysocki. He and his wife made their home at 1464 South 10th Street, not far from St. Joseph's Polish Catholic Church, which was also the home of Frances' parents. The 1956 and 1959 New Jersey Bell telephone Directories lists an "S.J. Kaminski" at 1119 Liberty Street.

Stanley Kaminski worked as a butter maker from the late 1920s through at least 1940. He was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on April 20, 1944 and reported for duty on May 1, 1944. Stanley Kaminski was assigned to Engine Company 3 at 1815 Broadway, where he served his entire career except for a short period where he was assigned to the Fire School, which began on October 18, 1948 and concluded on January 14, 1949.

Stanley Kaminski died on January 20, 1960. He was survived by his wife and three children. After his death Robert Troutman was appointed to take his place with the Camden Fire Department.

Stanley Kaminski's nephew, J. Stanley Wysocki, was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in 1965, where he served for over 25 years, retiring as a Captain in April of 1991.


 



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