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Anne Wallace Thornton was born on June 6, 1 9 3 2 and departed this earth on July 27, 2014 .She was the youngest daughter of the late Leon B. Wallace and Ambra Black. She was born and raised with her 5 siblings in Jersey City NJ. She graduated from Henry Snyder High school and received her degree in Education from St. Peter’s College. Anne was an educator with the Jersey City Board of Education and worked at P.S. #14 until she retired.

Anne met and fell in love with William (Bill) Thornton of Brooklyn N Y , when their eyes joined at a wedding of a mutual friend. On that day, their connection began. In this very church on June 6, 1 953, Bill and Anne exchanged weddings vows and began their life together. From their union were 3 children, Leslie, Pamjoi and Jay. Anne loved her life with her husband. He filled her life with the expression “LIVE, LOVE & LAUGH.”

Anne and Bill traveled the world together and made sure their union was strong, respectful and unbreakable. Their union ended with the passing of her soul mate on December 21, 1992. Anne W. Thornton will be remembered as was a beautiful woman who carried herself with dignity and grace. She loved family and enjoyed hosting family events; it was the way she showed expressions of love.

Anne is preceded in death by her husband, William J. Thornton Jr., 4 siblings: Shirley Branch, Leon Wallace Jr., Marcell Blakely and Robert (Bobby) Wallace.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her 3 children: Leslie Anne Boston, Pamjoi Smith, and William J. Thornton III. Six grandchildren: Brandon Boston, Jonathan and Jasmine Adams, Maya and Jorge Portorreal and Jayla Thornton, one great grandchild: Ruby Johnson a daughter in law Shamirra Thornton and son in law Mark Smith, Sister: Clarice Boone, nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends Anne’s children would also like to give a special acknowledgement to Dawn Glycenfer, who spent numerous hours caring and supporting their mom.

Sunrise: June 6, 1932
Sunset: July 27, 2014

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Captain Cornell Avery Scott (affectionately known as 'Sonny' by his family and 'Scotty' by his friends) was born on August 16, 1935 in Jersey City, NJ to the late Samuel C. and Susan Pearson Scott. Scotty was the youngest of three sons born to this union.

Scotty graduated from Henry Snyder High School and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice. After standing in for a blind date arranged by his mother for his brother HB who failed to show, he met the woman who would become his wife, Cynthia. They married in 1957 and enjoyed a wonderful, loving life together.

In 1965, Scotty joined the Jersey City Police Department (JCPD) and was a patrolman assigned to the 4th Precinct (later referred to as the West District). In 1967, Scotty was selected for the Officer Friendly Program, a model program to acquaint children with law enforcement officials as part of a community relations campaign, and began visiting the Jersey City District Schools speaking to students about 'safety and stranger danger'. In 1971, Scotty was promoted to Sergeant on Patrol and two years later, was assigned to the Internal Affairs Unit, a body of staff responsible for investigating the conduct of other officers.

In 1976, Scotty was promoted to Lieutenant and became the first Black Commander of the JCPD Internal Affairs Unit. Twelve years later, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and in 1990, he was asked to command the West District. He was the first Black Commander of the West District and under his command, the District received many commendations from the Mayor and the community. He served in the role until his retirement from the Department in 2000.

Following his retirement, he was called upon by the Jersey City Administration to assist in the 9/11 Recovery efforts. Scotty was a founding member of the Charlie Mays Scholarship Foundation and in 2015, he was inducted into the Trailblazers Pioneers of Jersey City. Scotty loved flying, boating, photography, music, his family and was an extensive world traveler, exploring dozens of countries with his wife by his side.

Scotty was pre-deceased by the love of his life, Cynthia Hill Scott and his two brothers, the Honorable Judge Samuel C. Scott II and Henry Benjamin (HB) Scott. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, David Scott (Patricia), daughter, Diane Scott, nephew, Samuel C. Scott III (Dona), niece,Sharen Mays, granddaughters, Danielle Grant-Keane (Devin) and Kimberly Scott, grandnephew Steven Christopher Scott (Dalila), and grandniece, Devon Thomas (Eric), cousin and close companion, Carolyn Scott Nelson, cousins Scott Nelson (Catherine) and Jennifer Nelson and a host of other relatives and friends.