William B. Young, 74, of Westville, who retired in 1992 as a captain with the Camden Fire Department after a 30-year career, died of hypertensive vascular disease on Thursday, Nov. 21, at his home.
Born in Reading, Mr. Young graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden and served in the Navy from 1957 to 1961, where he was taught aircraft and shipboard firefighting.
"They teach them a certain amount of firefighting in the Navy, and he fell in love with it," brother David said.
As a shipboard firefighter, his brother said, Mr. Young spent part of his tour of duty in Italy.