ROY ROCCO MOFFA was born January 1, 1919 at 305 Stevens Street, Camden, NJ, the youngest of eleven children to Mary (nee D'Andrea) and Joseph Moffa. He was an army veteran of WWII, serving in the South Pacific from 1941-1945 as a Gunnery Sergeant.
Roy Moffa passed the Civil Service for the Camden Fire Department in 1949. He was then living at 216 Morse Street. He was appointed to the Fire Department on Aoril 1, 1950. With brothers Anthony and Joseph already serving in Camden's Police Department, Roy Moffa took the Civil Service Test on May 6, 1950, and scored ninth. He was still living at 216 Morse Street.
After serving 36 years with the Camden Fire Department, he retired with the rank of Captain, having received 3 unit awards and a citation for bravery.
Among his assignments, Roy Moffa served as a captain with Engine Company 2.
The Moffa family lived at 2402 Patton Street in the early 1960s. By 1966 they had moved to 161 South 27th Street in East Camden. When residency restrictions for city employees were lifted in the 1970s, he moved to Stratford, New Jersey.
Captain Moffa retired on January 1, 1987.
Married to the former Linda Cipollone, he was the father of four daughters, Elena, Judy, Lisa, and Linda, and a son Roy Joseph Moffa. He was a devout Christian and a member of Calvary Bible Church in Deptford, NJ.
Roy Rocco Moffa succumbed to the effects of Alzheimers Disease at Laureldale, Pennsylvania on September 2, 2003. He was survived by his wife, children 17 grand-children and 8 great-grandchildren.
|Camden Courier-Post - December 9, 1949|
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|
Camden Courier-Post * June 14, 1966
F. Hess - Mickle
Street - John
J. Giuliano - North
38th Street - Charles
Godfrey Patterson - Richard Brooks - North 34th Street - Roy Moffa - South 27th Street - Keith Kauffman
Actual Fire Service Rescue Story
Text and Photos courtesy of Dennis Dowhy
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
FIRE WATCH MAGAZINE
The above photo was taken when Engine 2 and the 1st Battalion serviced a standby assignment for an aircraft landing. The aircraft brought Governor Brendan Byrne to the city to inspect progress on the Cooper Medical Center's Expansion Project. Mayor Errichetti was on hand to greet the Governor, and both executives were delighted to pose with two of our members for this publication's photographer. Shown above are I to r; B. C. Kenneth Penn, 1st Battalion, Mayor Angelo Errichetti, Governor Brendan Byrne, and Capt. Roy Moffa, E.2.
Camden Courier-Post * October 23, 2007
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