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Kenneth Lawrence Dix was born on September 22, 1940 to Edith (Drayton) Harris and Lawrence Dix in Harlem, N.Y.C, N.Y. He was their only son. He was the stepson of Nathan Harris who raised him as his own. Kenny had one sister, Valerie Harris. He took his role of big brother very seriously.

As a child, Kenny loved to draw, spending hours making his own comic books, assembling model airplanes and breeding tropical fish. He enjoyed exploring the hills and caves in St. Nicholas Park and joined the Boy Scouts. Also, many stray dogs whom he named "Rex" found themselves in his care.

After the family relocated to Brooklyn's Fort Greene, Kenny had difficulties adjusting his new home and he lost interest in school (the Truant Officer became a family friend). But by God's good grace, his new best friend George Jordan, and his love of drawing his interest peaked. He graduated from P.S. 67 and was admitted to the High School of Art and Design, earned a degree in Applied Arts form New York City Technical College and obtained many certifications in the Graphic Arts from Cooper Union, Pratt Institute and the New School for Social Research.

His skills in the graphic arts afforded him positions in many prestigious firms among which were J. Walter Thompson Advertising, Praegar Publishing, the American Society of Civil Engineers, NYC Transit Authority Graphic Arts Division, and U.R.S. (AECOM) Engineering, NJ.

But the most-loved was the work he did while serving as Creative Director of the Afro-American Historical Society Museum of Jersey City always considering the work he did as "giving back" to the community and sharing his God-given gifts with those he hoped to inspire and educate.

Kenneth was a veteran of the Air Force attaining the rank of Tech Sergeant.

Born a native New Yorker in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he lived briefly in Norwalk, CT and Northern Newark NJ. He then made his home in Jersey City, NJ.

Kenny loved to play basketball and was an avid classical jazz collector who spent many hours converting his record collection to digital files for preservation. He also enjoyed producing computer- enhanced photographs and keeping his computer up-to- the-minute with the latest apps and programs. This made him to person his colleagues and friends could always count on for his expertise.

He was a member of St. Aedans Roman Catholic Church and often served as an Usher.

Kenny is survived my his Sister, Valerie Harris of Woodbury, NJ; Nephew, Mark Harris of New Orleans, LA; Aunt, Jeanette Drayton of Jersey City, NJ.; former wife, Leslie Shearwood, and a host of many loving cousins, friends and colleagues.

Sunrise: August 28, 1918
Sunset: April 8, 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.