WILLIAM ELWOOD GEHRET JR. was born in
Camden, New Jersey on December 6, 1943 to William Gehret and his wife
Bernice. The Gehret family had lived in Cramer Hill since the late
1890s, when grandfather Irvin Gehret came to what was then the Town of
Stockton. The family lived at 1119 Main Street when the Census was taken
in 1900; this street was renamed North
26th Street shortly afterwards. William Gehret Sr. was born around
1906. The Gehret family had moved to 2731 Tyler Avenue by 1910.
Gehret Jr. and his parents were living at 1028 North 27th
Street when the
1947 Camden City Directory was compiled. By 1956 they had moved next door,
to 1026 North 27th
Street. William Gehret Jr. attended school through the
10th grade, and had secured a job of some sort with the City of Camden
beginning June 4, 1963.
June 29, 1965 William Gehret Jr. was appointed to the Camden Fire Department.
He reported to duty the same day. He was living at 19 North
36th Street in East Camden at the time of his appointment. By 1969 he
moved back to 1026 North
27th Street in Cramer Hill. His father had passed and his mother then
lived at 2818 Pierce
Avenue. When residency restrictions for Camden
employees were relaxed in the early 1970s, William Gehret Jr. moved to the
20 years service with the Camden Fire Department William Gehret Jr.
retired on pension on July 1, 1985. He was living in Ship Bottom, New
Jersey at the time of his passing, July 14, 1999. William Gehret Jr. was
survived by his four children and his ex-wife.
Courier-Post * July 16, 1999
14, 1999. William E. Jr. of Ship Bottom, NJ, formerly of Camden, NJ. Age
55. Beloved father of Kelley Ann Tatum of Raleigh NC, Matthew Paul
Gehret of Marlton, Kristin Marie Humphreys of Edgewater Park, and
William Elwood Gehret III of Somerdale. He is also survived by his
grandchildren, Joelle and Ausin Tatum and Devon Gehret and his former
wife Sharon Raguz of Mt. Laurel. He is the grandfather of the late
Jordan Tatum. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing on Monday
from 10:00am - 12:00 noon at the BRADLEY FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 73 and
Evesham Rd., Marlton, where a Funeral Service will be held at 12 Noon.
Interment Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Memorial donations may be
made to the charity of your choice.
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