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Charles Ambrose Steed, Jr. was the eldest child born to Charles Ambrose Steed, Sr. and the late Barbara Jean (Burke) Steed of Montclair, New Jersey, on November 1, 1952 at Mountainside Hospital, Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

Chuckie or Chuck, as he was known to family and friends, grew up in Montclair, attending Nishuane Elementary, Hillside Junior High, graduating from Montclair High School in 1970. After graduation, his artistic talent led him to enroll in Voorhis Technical Institute to pursue a career in architecture. Chuck worked in retail and was employed at Macy’s as head of merchandising for many years.

On August 18, 1990, Chuck married Crystal C. Williams. Out of their union Cainan was born.

Chuck was a devoted husband and father and was always willing to help others. He enjoyed taking family trips to Busch Gardens, attending family reunions in Virginia, and watching old movies with his wife Crystal. One of his favorite activities was deep sea fishing with his father.

Chuck was a free spirit and had many hobbies. He was an avid collector of comic books, maintaining an extensive library of classics. In addition, he loved drawing portraits of superheroes and discussing them in detail with his brother Glenn. Chuck also enjoyed singing and listening to jazz and rhythm and blues classics. He was also a member of several bowling leagues for many years.

Chuck made his transition peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Jersey City Medical Center.

Chuck leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 24 years, Crystal Steed; one child, Cainan; his father, Charles A. Steed, Sr.; one sister, Shawn Steed; one brother, Glenn Steed and sister-in-law Hazell Rich-Steed, brother-in-law James Williams and sister-in-law Linda Williams, and a host of many relatives and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Sunrise: November 1, 1952
Sunset: July 19, 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.