FRANCIS PAUL STIBI was born in February 13, 1929 to William J. Stibi Sr. and his wife, the former Emma Steck. His father was a Camden police officer. The 1930 Census has the family living at 924 North 5th Street. Besides Francis, the family included older siblings Marie Stibi,
William J. Stibi Jr., and John Stibi. A sister, Rose, would come later. Also living with the family was maternal grandfather Fred Steck.

Older brother William J. Stibi Jr. was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on December 20, 1950. He reported for duty on January 1, 1951 and served until to July 1, 1981.

Francis Stibi served in the United States Army. He was attached to the 9th Infantry Division and was stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey in April on 1952.

Francis Stibi was living at 329 Bailey Street when he was appointed to the Camden Fire Department in 1955. He was sworn into the Department on December 30, 1955, and began his service on January 1, 1956. He completed 34 years of service, retiring effective January 1, 1990.

Francis Stibi resided for many years on Lemuel Avenue in East Camden before leaving the city at some point after 1980. His last years were spent as a resident of West Deptford Township, New Jersey. He passed away at the age of 88 on January 15, 2018

Camden Courier-Post - December 30, 1955

Edward T. Irwin - North 24th Street - William J. Hopkins - Grant Street - Robert R. Rowan - Erie Street
Alchester Warren -
Walnut Street - John L. Sterner - Lincoln Avenue
Leon C. Puszczykowski - Congress Road - Joseph A. Verderosa - Thurman Street
William J. O'Connor -
Dudley Street - Westfield Acres - Kenneth Clark - Carl R. Szalkowski
Alfred Nigro - South 5th Street - Francis Stibi - Bailey Street - James H. Troutman - High Street

Camden Courier-Post * October 12, 1956

FIRE PREVENTION WEEK was observed Thursday at the Camden Post Office when the building was evacuated during a simulated fire. Postmaster Edward Praiss (right) directed removal of the mail. Among those assisting are hosemen Francis Stibi and Mario Fattore (at left in photo).

Camden Courier-Post * August 19, 1957

Firemen Here Get Advanced First Aid Course

More than 40 members of the Camden Fire Department have completed the Red Cross course in advanced first aid according to announcement today by Howard F. Keller, Collingswood, chairman of the Camden County Chapter's first aid committee. 

Instruction sessions were under the direction of Fire Chief William V. Pfefferle, Drillmaster Anthony Dzinski, a member of the local chapter first aid group, assisted by Nicholas E. George, were instructors. Dzinski is a member of the Red Cross faculty at the National Aquatic School held in this area each year for instruction in advance safety techniques. Dick Harris, director of Red Cross safety services, supervised.

All members of the graduating class are personnel of several units housed at fire department headquarters here. These include the Headquarters Company, Engine Company 2, Rescue Squad 1 and Truck Company 1. These groups include: 

Rescue Squad: Captains Arthur Batten, Philip A. Stinger and Albert Weller; Edward Brendlinger, Harrison MacNeir, Robert Olesiewicz and James W. Smith.

Headquarters Company: Raymond Banford, John K. Voll and John W. Yates.

Truck Company 1: Captains Daniel Jiannetto, Robert E. Dukes and Otto V. Kaiser; William Watkin, Chester Gedrich, George Baxter, John Mogck, George C. Hennessy, Charles Devlin, Ambrose W. Faust, Joseph McTaggart, Howard R. Taggart, William G. Winstanley and Elmer Johnson Jr.

Engine Company 2: Captains James R. Asher, Thomas Winstanley; Carl Wirtz, James McGrory, Edwin V. Decker, James Stewart, Francis X. McTaggart, Anthony T. Orme, Mario D. Fattore, James O. Jones, Francis P. Stibi, William Hopkins, Robert E. Briggs, John Giuliano, Casper Martelli, Harold H. Pike, John J. Vane, William Stibi, John DiMaggio and Harry Kleinfelder.

Engine Company 2 with new pumper in front of quarters, 5th & Arch Streets, 1960. 
Bottom row, from left: Fireman
Harrison MacNeir, Chief Edward MacDowell, Fireman James Troutman, Captain Albert Weller, Fireman Charles Devlin, Fireman William Hopkins, Fireman George Hennessey; Top row, left to right: Fireman Francis Stibi, Fireman Robert Briggs, Fireman Bertram Dahl, Fireman Erwin Brennan, Captain Thomas Winstanley, Fireman Anthony Orme..

Camden Courier-Post * March 8, 1967

Louis Martelli - Line Street - Charles Bates - N. 34th Street - Anthony Dariano - Mickle Street
Francis Stibi - Lemuel Avenue - Joseph Simpson - Garfield Avenue - Edward V. Michalak

Camden Courier-Post * April 48, 1967

Frances Cave - Cedar Street - Arden Butler - Newton Avenue - Francis Stibi

Camden Fire Department - FIRE WATCH MAGAZINE, SPRING 1977



Fr. Howard G. Brickner #5           

 26 Years

Fr. Harvey J. Fisher #186

 26 Years

Capt. James W. Smith 

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Anthony C. Saponare       

 35 Years 

Fr. Andrew H. Foreman #183

26 Years

Fr. William J. Stibi #120 

26 Years

 Batt. Chf. Robert E. Dukes   

 30 Years 

Fr. Henry S. Keubler #34 

26 Years

Fr. William M. Stone #29

26 Years

Insp. Fr. George C. Hennessy #21  

 30 Years 

Fr. Joseph J. Lesniewski #50

26 Years

Capt. William G. Winstanley

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Daniel F. Jiannetto 

30 Years 

Fr. Phillip MacDonald #7(1

26 Years

Fr. Adolph S. Zubrzycki #62

26 Years

Dep. Chf. Theodore L. Prima

30 Years 

Fr. Joseph J. McTaggart #26

26 Years

Batt. Chf. John J. Giuliano

21 Years

Fr. Eugene F. Alston #7 

 29 Years 

Batt. Chf. John J. Mogck

26 Years

Insp. Fr. Alfred D. Nigro #76

21 Years

Batt. Chf. Biaggio P. Ardire 

 29 Years 

Capt. John E. Moore 

26 Years

Fr. Leon Puszczykowski #100

21 Years

Fr. William R. Harring #69     

 29 Years  Capt. Robert P. Olesiewicz 26 Years

Fr. John L. Sterner #73 

21 Years

Fr. William E. Hinch #151       

 29 Years  Capt. Anthony T. Orme 26 Years

Fr. Francis P. Stibi #143 

21 Years

 Capt. Herbert J. Schott 

 28 Years  Fr. Ralph H. Palmer #46 26 Years Fr. Carl R. Szalkowski #95 21 Years

Batt. Chf. Charles A. Bates

 26 Years

Members as listed above, have anniversary dates which fall during the first quarter


Camden Courier-Post
March 30, 1981

Theodore Primas
John J. Mogck Jr.
Angelo Errichetti
Joseph Timmons
Stewart Street
Agnes Shad
Riverview Towers
South 2nd Street
Mickle Street
William Ayers
Joseph Gfrorer
Ernest Newkirk
Adelbert Kirk Jr.
Francis Stibi

Camden Courier-Post * January 20, 2018


On January 15, 2018. Age 88. Of West Deptford. Formerly of Camden. Loving husband of 56 years to Lillian Stibi (nee Graves). Loving father of Lena Sturgis (Derek, Sr.) and Rose Stibi-Raiken (Steve). Beloved grandfather of Derek Sturgis Jr. (Kim Charyszyn), Erika Raiken and Steven Raiken and great grandfather to five granddaughters. Predeceased by his parents and his siblings, Marie Marsden, Rose Anderson, William Stibi and John Stibi.

Francis proudly served our country in the US Army and retired as a Camden City Fireman in 1990 after 34 years of service. He will be remembered for always having a pocket full of change.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Monday morning Jan. 22 from 10 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 11 AM in the funeral home. Interment will be private. 

Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Francis P. Stibi. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City