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Lansford Anthony Green was born on Sunday, April 5, 1959 in Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies to proud mother Alva Elkania Green and died Friday, August 15, 2014 in Christ Hospital, Jersey City, New Jersey after undergoing a minor surgical procedure. Lansford also known as “Rasta” and “Lance” was the cherished brother to David and Marlon Green. Growing up in Jamaica, Lance attended John Mills Primary School, Prembroke Hall Secondary School and continued his education by attending St. Andrew Technical School. After completion of his coursework at the technical school, Lansford worked at the Ministry of Education in Jamaica. He migrated to America in 1986 and resided in Jersey City for most of his adult life. He held various jobs but found gratification and was proud when hired by the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 2002 and dedicated 12 years of service until his sudden death this month.

Lansford grew up on Gilmore Drive in Kingston, Jamaica where he met and later married Olive Campbell on May 21, 1985. He often remarked that Olive is the love of his life and called her “Princie” to signify his adoration for her. He had a deep level of commitment and dedication that few people exemplify or achieve in their lifetime. Although they never had children, Lance was a stepfather to LaShauna Farquherson and loved being around and interacted well with kids. He was a proud grandfather to his treasured granddaughter Imani. Lance enjoyed being around people and treasured the times he spent with his best friends Michael, Joseph and Neville, they took pleasure in playing marbles, scrimmage football (soccer) or just simply hanging out together talking and sharing laughs. Lance was very popular and as his mother stated years ago he has too many friends covering A-Z in his address book. Being very social and helpful to those in need, Lance was reliable, dependable and always willing to assist others.

He leaves to mourn his wife Olive Green, beloved brothers David and Marlon Green as well as his grandmother residing in Jamaica. LaShauna, Imani, Barbara, Rosarie, Francis, Aymar, Mikhail, Marcia, Lisa, Roxan, Jourdan and Todd will miss their beloved family member. He is survived by other relatives, best friends Michael, Joseph and Neville and co-workers who have grown to love him throughout the years. “Lance” was adored and cherished by countless friends, we are charged to emulate his essence and spirit by caring for others, being sincere and genuine friends, demonstrating a strong sense of determination, finding time for laughter and showing never ending love and commitment to others.

Sunrise: April 5, 1959
Sunset: August 15, 2014

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You will always be in my heart you were one of my favorite cousin you will be missed a great deal

Love always ZEKE and family

 

Olive, please accept my sincere sympathy as you mourn during this difficult time. Lansfords memory will reside forever in my heart.

Teena West

 

He was my brother my mother never give birth too our friendship was so great so wen I met his wife I knew she was his soul mate thank god for her she made is life so happy for loving my brother so much thank god for letting him in my life rest in peace my brother I know u are with your mother and god by my brother

Marcia young

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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.