HISTORY BUFF DAVE MUNN DIES--Gloucester City historian Dave Munn loss his battle with cancer and passed away on April 12, 2014. Mr. Munn was 72 years old.
A graduate of Gloucester City High School, class of ’59, he reported on local sports during his years in high school for the Gloucester City News when it was owned by the Cleary family.
Even as a young man he enjoyed reading about local history. As a result of that passion he obtained an undergraduate degree in history from Rutgers University and a Masters in Library Science at Drexel University.
He then pursued a professional career as a librarian, working for a number of years at the New Jersey State Library, Bureau of Archives and History, before becoming the director at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Subsequently, he joined the Atlantic County Library System, working at the main library in Mays Landing before becoming the branch manager at the library system’s Hammonton Branch. He continued fulfilling that role until his retirement.
Mr. Munn also served as the president of the Camden County Historical Society and in a number of other capacities at this organization. An accomplished author, during the nation’s bicentennial, he wrote a pamphlet titled, Battles and Skirmishes of New Jersey, published by the New Jersey Bureau of Geology and Topography, Department of Environmental Protection, to accompany a map about the Revolutionary War in the state that Dave and Kemble Widmer prepared and published by the same state agency.