Frank Senatore


FRANCIESCO F. "FRANK" SENATORE was born in 1925. He served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.

 On January 17, 1949 Frank Senatore was appointed to the Camden Police Department. He rose to the rank of Captain before retiring from the POlice Department, and then took a position with the Camden County Prosecutor's office, where he rose to Chief of Detectives. He served as Camden County's Undersheriff from 1981 to 1991 and later as the County's Director of Public Safety.

Living in Gloucester Township by the end of the 1970s, Frank Senatore involved himself in local politics as a Democrat, helping Ann Mullin get elected township mayor in 1979. He later broke with Mullin, and joined the Republican party. He ran unsuccessful campaigns for state Assembly in 1985 and for Gloucester Township mayor in 1986.   

Frank Senatore passed away on January 24, 2005.

World War II

Camden Courier-Post - January 18, 1949

SIGNING ON AS a new patrolman is William Bennett, 27, of 313 North Eleventh street. Watching are Director of Public Safety Rhone, Police Judge DiMona, and Police Chief Johnson. New officers, grouped from left to right, are James J. Large, William J. Miller, William C. Lewis, Edward W. Campbell, Carmin J. Fuscellaro, Charles W. Richards, Robert J. Kelly, and Franciesco Senatore

Camden Courier-Post
October 11, 1949

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Frank Senatore
Antony DiVello
Frank Cavalllo
Joseph Mazzuca
John DiMona
Frank Battaglia Jr. -
Sycamore Street
Joseph Guidotti -
Mt. Vernon Street
Jack Menel -
Mt. Ephraim Avenue
Camillo Caporusso -
Marion Street
Rocco La Battaglia -
South 3rd Street
Thomas Schloendorn
Green Street
Harold Jackson
Central Avenue

Camden Courier-Post
October 11, 1949

Marshall Thompson
Walter H. Lehman


Camden Courier-Post * October 11, 1949

Walter H. Lehman - South 7th Street - Burma Road - Olympia Road
Dr. R. Dean Cavalli - Lawrence T. Doran -
Walter Carley
Edward Watson - Joel White - Frank Cavallo - Frank Senatore - Thomas Murphy
Marshall Thompson - Harry Lehman - Sheridan Street - Alice Ollick - Frank Lehman - Rose Lehman

Camden Courier-Post
December 11, 1951

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Frank Senatore
James Styles
Thomas Schloendorn
Green Street
Harold Jackson
Central Avenue

Camden Courier-Post - January 11, 1952
Benjamin Dzick - Harold Jackson - Gladys Brown - Frank Senatore - Central Avenue

Camden Courier-Post - June 22, 1967

9 Camden Police Earn Promotions

Lt. Howard Clayton, 55, 30 year veteran on Camden's police was named acting captain of the service division yesterday, while five city patrolmen were sworn in as detectives by John T. Odorisio, city clerk.

A sixth patrolman, Isaiah Pitts, 37, of 2920 Berkley Street, unable to attend promotion ceremonies because of illness, will be sworn in on return to duty. He's a 10-year veteran.

As acting captain of the service division, Clayton will head the identification, traffic and communications bureaus.

Patrolmen promoted yesterday were Augustus Balzano, 31, 3165 Merriel Avenue, and David Del Rossi, 27, 1466 Mount Ephraim Avenue, both three year veterans; John Phoenix; 35, 1333 Princess Avenue, Robert Mentz, 30, 2608 Baird Avenue, and Gilbert Upshaw, 36, 1525, Wildwood Avenue, all six-year members of  the force.

The six men will earn $6625 a year as detectives; a $200 increase in present salary. All have been acting as detectives.

Deputy Police Chief William Yeager also announced the appointment of Sgt. Peter Paull, 42, a 16-year man on the force, as acting lieutenant. Paull will be in charge of the communications section.

Frank Senatore, also 42, and an 18-year veteran, will be transferred from the patrol division to the detective division Monday morning, Yeager said .

Present during the swearing in were Police Chief Harold Melleby, Yeager, and Captain John Watkins, head of the detective division..

Camden Courier-Post * September 12, 1969


Frank Senatore - Leroy Snyder - Blair Murphy - Theodore Z. Davis - Paul Pallas

Camden Courier-Post
January 25, 1972

William Rosenblatt - Joseph A. Watson - A. Donald Bigley
East State Street - Frank Senatore - William Kelly

Front Row left to right: Frank Senatore, Willie Guidotti, Anthony Bezich, Pros. A.D. Bigley, Al Scarduzio, Dominick DiBart, Dominick Caruso, Isiah Steinberg.

2nd row (and those behind that row): Jerry Banks, Bill Eisenberg, Ed Kitlas, Harry Slattery, Harris Berman, Bill Reeves, Jerry Cohen, Tony DiMaggio, Capt. Patrick Carr, Steve Robinson, Chief Bill Large, Sam Natal, Capt. James Large, Franz DeNie, Harry DeVore, Joe Carmen, Vince Wall, Fred Block, Luis Rodriguez, Bill Kelly, Estel Brown, Charles Cohen, Tom Mitchell, Tom Stuebing, Tom Schules 

3rd Row (and those behind that row): Bob DePersia, Ginger Horner, Fran Conniff, Sue DiMaggio, Alice Palumbo, Doris Logan, Clare Sylvestro, Celia May, Caroline Migliaccio, Jo Sosa, Michele Thomas, Alice Adams, Mary Didio, Sue Weisenfeld, Virginia Roberts, Betty Greene, Charlene Dyer, Ira Back

4th Rowe: Jim Jackson, Joe Perry, Walt Haver, Leonard Dryer, Frank Werner, Bill O'Brien, Vic Sarubbi, Al Malloie, Charlie Weber, Joe Price.

Camden Courier-Post - January 26, 2005

SENATORE, Franciesco “Frank” F.,

On January 24. 2005, of Blackwood. Age 79.

Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Justice). Devoted father of Carol (Anthony) Di Bartolomeo, Frank (Judy) Senatore, Emilie (Ken) Fedor, Gail (Ronald) Dolente, Michael F., (Tina) Senatore, Denise (Brian) Beck and Adrienne Senatore. Loving grandfather of Michele, Lisa, Stephanie, Tony, Miranda, Frankie, Jill, Jen, Ken, John, Lisa, Mike, Ron and Missy and great grandfather of Gianna, Alexis and Alyssa. Dear brother of Ann Paul, Gemma Crosley and Thelma Bieberbach and brother-in-law of Donna (James) Fennimore, Nancy (Joseph) Kane, Patricia (Pat) Bowen and Joseph (Mary Ann) Justice. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Senatore was a member of VFW Post 7929, Blackwood, American Legion Post 281 Stetser-Lamartine of Chews Landing, Garden State Chapter NJ DESA and the Sons of Italy. He was a Coast Guard veteran of WWII, Captain of the Camden City Police and Chief of Detectives for the Camden County Prosecutors Office.

Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing from 7 to 9 PM Wednesday evening and from 8:15 to 9:15 AM Thurdsay morning at GARDNER FUNERAL
HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10 AM Thursday at St. Agnes RC Church, Coles-Little Gloucester Rds., Blackwood. Interment Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Senatore’s memory to AL-Post 281 c/o Families of Soldiers
Overseas, PO Box 94, Glendora, NJ 08029. Expressions of sympathy may e-mailed to