WILLIAM L. KAMMAN was born on August 26, 1938 to William and Bertha Kamman. The 1940 City Directory shows the family, which included siblings Alice, Richard, and Wayne, living at 1254 Thurman Street. By 1943 they had moved to 1091 Thurman Street and they remained at that address through at least the fall of 1959.

William Kamman joined the Camden Fire department on August 15, 1961. He married not long afterwards, his wife Patricia bearing one child, a son, also named William. The Kamman family lived at 1111 Morton Street through at least 1970.

William L. Kamman was promoted to Captain on February 1, 1989. He on January 1, 1994 after over 32 years with the Camden Fire Department. His last years were spent in Florida, where he died on May 18, 2007.

Camden Courier-Post * February 5, 1966

SHROUD-COVERED body of one of three biys who died in row house fire on Mechanic Street near 4th Street is carried out by firemen while neighbors look on from nearby porch.

Mechanic Street
Edward V. Michalak
George P. Baxter
Thomas Carter Ratcliffe
Randy Smith
Robert Smith
Emilene Green
Edward sharp
Philip Bocelli
James Snyder
James Green
Shirley Ratcliffe
George Pugh
Emma Lou Ratcliffe
Patricia Smith
William Roane
Benjamin Walters
William Kamman
William Stibi Jr.
John Dimaggio
James T. McGrory
Ladder Company 2
Rescue Company 1
Engine Company 3


CAMDEN POLICE lead woman tentatively identified as grandmother of three children killed in fire away from scene of tragedy

ABOVE, LEFT: SMOKE SWIRLS around fireman as he leans from second-floor window of row house on Mechanic Street near 4th where three small boys perished in blaze


Camden Courier-Post
August 11, 1971

George Abbey
Oak Walk
William Kamman
Morton Street
Carl Greenwald
North 33rd Street
John Nicholson
North 34th Street
Lloyd Henshall
Bergen Avenue
PomPas Paper
Pine Street


Camden Courier-Post * August 30, 1981


Camden Courier-Post * August 30, 1981

Robert Williams - John Hale - DiMedio Lumber Company - DiMedio Lime Company - Concrete Steel Company

Camden Courier-Post * August 31, 1981

William Dukes - James McGrory


1980s - Camden Firemen outside of City Hall, collecting for the Variety Club.

L to R: Ron Boyle, Bill Kammen , Frank McGuckin, Bill DiPompo , Sonny Frett, Bill Kammen Jr., Bud Rotchford, Captain Roy Moffa 

Camden Courier-Post * May 22, 2007

68, passed away on May 18, 2007 in Kissimmee. William retired after 33 years, as a Captain, from the fire department in Camden, New Jersey. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Patricia, his son William, his sister Alice, his brother Richard and a host of other relatives and special friends.
A memorial service will be held at Grissom Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 23, 2PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3319 Maguire Blvd, #101, Orlando, Florida 32803. Services entrusted to GRISSOM FUNERAL HOME, Kissimmee. 407 847 3131