Louis D. Campanaro, 69, a retired captain in the Philadelphia Fire Department who also worked for the city school district, died Thursday, July 19, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden.
He died of multiple organ failure caused by septic shock, said his son Louis J. Campanaro.
Mr. Campanaro joined the Fire Department in 1962 and retired in 1983, his family said. He helped battle the 11-alarm 1975 Gulf Oil refinery fire, which resulted in the deaths of eight firefighters.
He also served as a Fire Academy instructor early in his career.
After leaving the Fire Department, he worked for the School District of Philadelphia until last year as manager of contracts for school buses, his son said.