Pallbearers Named for Stehr Funeral

Camden Evening Courier, Morning Post – December 12, 1930

Body Will Lie in State Tonight — Burial Tomorrow Afternoon

Funeral arrangements were completed yesterday for Chief of Police Lewis H. Stehr, who died Wednesday in Cooper Hospital following a heart attack.

The body will lie in state tonight between 7 and 10 p.m. at the Schroeder Chapel, Broadway and Royden streets. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Thousands of friends are expected to view the remains.

Burial will be in Harleigh cemetery.

A police escort and a list of honorary pallbearers was compiled yesterday. All police buildings in the city were draped in black and flags over municipal buildings were at half-mast and will remain so for 30 days.

The active pallbearers will be Lieuts. Ralph Bakely and George Ward, Sergts. George Nowry and Frank Truax, Policemen Thomas Cheeseman and Harry Kyler.

Honorary pallbearers are Lieut. Herbert Anderson, Sergt. John Skolski, District Detective Archie Reiss, Policemen John Kowal and Clarence Phifer and Donald Swissier, clerk of the chief’s office.

There will be a guard of honor formed by the members of the mounted squad. A fire truck will convey the flowers to the cemetery.

The police of the city will view the body at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral parlors.

Members of the Sixth Ward Republican Club, of which Chief Stehr was an active member, will assemble at their headquarters at 7 p.m. and march to the funeral parlors. They will be led by John J. Breslin, president of the club.

Rev. Edward Weeks, pastor of the Union M. E. Church, Fifth and Mt. Vernon streets, will conduct the services.

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