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Harry James Gwyn was born on August 14, 1950 in Williamson, West Virginia to the late Hezekiah and Doris Gwyn.

After completing high school, Harry enlisted into the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged after several years of dedicated service. Harry was employed with various companies as a laborer throughout his life time.

Harry accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was an avid reader of the Holy Bible. Harry enjoyed music and was a dedicated member of the Male Chorus and Ambassadors for Christ of Friendship Baptist Church. He was an instrumental part of the church's Music Ministry when they competed in the How Sweet the Sound competition in 2007.

On Sunday, June 5, 2016; God dispatched an angle to escort Harry home to be with Him. Harry will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving to cherish Harry's precious memory are; his beloved wife Louise; son Quinton; brothers Larry and Gerald; sisters, Regina and Shirley; Step-daughter, Adora Washington (James); Step-grandchildren, Rahjel Stephens, Joevon Stephens, Nasir Stephens and Aja Stevens along with a host of other loving relatives and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Harry was predeceased by his sister Lora.

Sunrise: August 14, 1950
Sunset: June 5, 2016

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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.