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.

January 18, 1986

Firefighter Larry Reed
Firefighter George Reese
at a
Second Alarm fire
in the
500 Block of Kaighn Avenue

Photo by Frank Saia

Camden Courier-Post * April 10, 1987



Thomas F. Broccoli - George Reese - Fillmore Street - George Kerns - Samuel Asbell
Lawrence Mitchell - Elaine Mitchell - Rosetta D. Hoffman - William E. Hoffman
Catherine A. Hoffman - Charles S. Hoffman - William E. Hoffman Jr.


Fire Destroys Church, Forcing Evacuations - December 17, 1989

David Yates - George A. Reese - Wayne V. Miller

Engine Company 11 - 1994
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From left:  Jim Alexander, Greg DePetris, Glenn Moore, George Reese , Joe Kirk, Frank Saia



In every city, town or state 
Firefighters are there to service.
      To fight fires no matter what it takes
And except fates, twists and curls.

Firefighters five went down in flames,
In Hackensack, N.J. one afternoon.
      The tragedy is always the same
Life taken away, away to soon.

That's their Job some people say
The risk and chance they take.
      But no life is worth the pay
No matter the money they make.

In little time forgotten names
But to all that loved him dear.
      Their life and limb was this in vain
Every firefighter loved ones fear.

No not duty the loss too great
Five answered the final bell.
      Now standing at heaven's gate
In God's hands now they dwell.

City Of Camden Fire Department Engine 8

Camden Courier-Post * January 6, 2015

George "Ace" Reese III
AGE: 69 Years Camden

On January 4, 2015; Beloved husband of the late Evelyn M. "Eggie" (nee Hansbury); Devoted father of William Reese & Sherry (Joey) Nieves; Loving grandfather of William Jr., Justin, Shawn, Sierra & Joziah; Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews & friends. Prior to retirement, George worked as a Camden firefighter with Local 11 for 25 years. He was a proud Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a very hard worker. He enjoyed painting, drawing and writing poetry.

Relatives & friends are invited to the Visitation & Funeral on Friday from 9 to 11:30 AM at the Falco CARUSO & Leonard Funeral Home 6600 N. Browning RD in Pennsauken. A service will begin at 11:30 AM. Interment Harleigh Cemetery in Camden. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation P.O. Box Drawer 498 Emmitsburg, MD, 21727 or
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