JOHN F. CHUDZINSKI was born in Camden, New Jersey on December 23, 1921 to Stanislaus and Pelagia Chudzinski. He was the youngest of fourteen children. Sadly, his father passed away before John Chudzinski's 9th 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 there as late as 1947, when Mrs. Chudzinski died.

The 1940 and 1943 Camden City Directories gives an address of 1218-1/2 Atlantic Avenue for John F. Chudzinski, and states that he was then serving in the United States Army.

John Chudzinski was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on December 30, 1950 and reported for duty the next day. His older brother Leon Chuzidnski was already with the Department by 1947. 

John F. Chudzinski left the department December 15, 1969.

John Chudzinski passed away on July 2, 1990

Camden Courier-Post - December 9, 1949
Joseph T. Hackett - Owen Gale
August L. Johnson - Harry Sterling
Albert A. Stinger - Jesthroe Hunt
Harold H. Pike - Roy R. Moffa
Allen F. Hess - Franklin Whylings
William L. Gosnell - David W. Humphries
William G. WInstanley - Joshua Robinson
Henry S. Keubler - Adolph S. Zubrzycki
Ralph H. Palmer - Alexander P. Matis
Earl G. Robinson - Anthony J. DiMaggio
Earl A, Smith Sr. - Philip J. MacDonald
Robert P. Olesiewicz - Eugene E. Demers
Chester J. Gedrich - John F. Chudzinski
Samuel D. Siniscalki - Santo Dimaggio
Ludwig Polniak - George P. Baxter
Ralph F. Schaeffer - Joseph J. McTaggart
Louis J. Monahan - John DiMaggio 
William N. Stone - Casper J. Martelli - H. Raymond Dixon

Engine Company 3 and the 3rd Battalion in quarters, Broadway & Ferry Avenue, South Camden. 1956.

Left to right, standing: Chief Joseph Guarino, Fireman John Chudzinski, Captain Edward Tyszko, Fireman Ernest Tartaglia, Fireman Santo DiMaggio; Kneeling: Fireman Adlebert Kirk, Fireman Angelo Borghero.