Leon F.


LEON F. CHUDZINSKI was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 10, 1919 to Stanislaus and Pelagia Chudzinski. He was the thirteenth of fourteen children. Sadly, his father passed away before Leon Chudzinski's 11th birthday. Fortunately for the family, Stanislaus Chudzinski had purchased a home at 1247 Atlantic Avenue at some point between September of 1918 and January of 1920, and the family was still living their in 1937, when Mrs. Chudzinski died.

Leon Chudzinski was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on October 1, 1943 and reported for duty two days with Ladder Company 3 in East Camden. Leon Chudzinski and his wife Rita made their home at 1264 Atlantic Avenue when the 1947 Camden City Directory was compiled. They later moved to East Camden, taking up residence at 3003 Clinton Street.

Leon Chudzinski's younger brother John F. Chudzinski followed him into the Department on January 1, 1951. 

Lon Chudzinski continued to serve with Ladder Company 3 until medical problems prompted a transfer to the Fire Department's Electrical Bureau on the recommendation of Department Physician Dr. Garnett Summerill on March 21, 1958. City Commissioner Aaron had Leon Chudzinski assigned to the Fire Marshall's office on June 16, 1958.

Leon F. Chudzinski retired on a disability pension on July 1, 1961. He was replaced on the Fire Department's roster by Anthony Moffa

Leon F. Chudzinski passed away in September of 1961, survived by his wife Rita, who worked for the City of Camden for many years afterwards.