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Deron_Maurice_McGuire was born on March 28, 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Rosalyn J. McGuire-Moore and the late Floyd Maurice Davenport. He departed this life on July 10, 2014.

Deron dedicated his life to Christ at age 13 and became a faithful member of the local Jackson Street Bible Study led by Mother Ruth Pittman. He was educated through the Hoboken School System, graduating from Hoboken High School. He continued his education at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J.

Deron mastered driving all kinds of trucks and worked for various trucking companies in New Jersey. While employed with Galaxy Hauling in Jersey City N.J., Deron saved for his first truck and became, owner and operator of “Absolute Trucking Company”, achieving his life long goal in entrepreneurship. In his quest for fatherhood, Deron admired the births of his first beloved two children, Eric Xavier McGuire (Tracie) & Justin Anthony Ulloa.

In 2007, Deron moved to Sayreville, N.J. It is here that he married his eternal life partner Joy Elizabeth Yorkanis on June 15, 2013. Through this union, his one beautiful daughter Katalina Caylyn McGuire was born. Deron and Joy recently celebrated their one year anniversary.

Deron took pleasure in camping, traveling, playing football and spending time on his video games. He also loved his two iguanas, jet and fin, and his beloved NFL team Miami Dolphins.

Deron’s easy-going, fun and witty personality created many life long friends and acquaintances. His nickname to his friends was “DL.” Deron had a huge heart. He was the kind of man who would do anything for not only the people he loved, but also for those in need. The saying “he would give his shirt off his back for someone in need,” literally applied to Deron. He once gave the sweatshirt he was wearing in the cold to a homeless man. Recently, he gave $15 out of the last $20 in his pocket to someone he knew from his childhood that he said needed it more than he did.

He would do anything for his family, his brothers and his many friends. Deron was a free-spirited person who believed in living for today not knowing if there would be a tomorrow. He was grateful for every day that he lived and gave thanks to God for his 40 years.

Deron was not afraid to fight to protect the people he loved or to stand up for what he believed in. Deron believed in doing what brought him and his family happiness, not caring about the judgment of strangers. Deron was also a strong man who worked hard every day to make a better life for his family.

When Deron would walk into a room, you would think he knew everyone in it. It was really his “ridiculous swag” that people were just drawn to. He loved to laugh but even more he loved to make others laugh whether it was by telling a life story or by cracking a joke.

It is for his friendly demeanor, big heart, and free spirit that he was loved by so many and will be truly missed.

Sunrise: March 28, 1974
Sunset: July 10, 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.