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Louis McDuffy, affectionately known as “Mac”, “Uncle Mac” and “McDuffy”, transitioned safely to his new Heavenly home on Saturday, September 20, 2014 with his loving and devoted wife Lillie by his side. He was the youngest of five children born to Herbert and Minnie McDuffy on June 21, 1927 in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was raised in the Lafayette Section and attended Jersey City Public Schools. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy to serve his country during World War II, where he served with honor and received an Honorable Discharge.

Returning home he was employed by the US Postal Service as a Security Officer. He met and married the late Izetta Hill McDuffy and from this union his late daughter Debra McDuffy Skipper was born.

Louis McDuffy was a good man and believed God had a very special mate for him. He met his special mate Lillie Kelly Bruce while they were both out with friends one evening. They both met the love of their life. As they say the rest is history. Mac and Lillie became inseperable. He was a generous kind-hearted brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and gentleman who always demonstrated a deep unconditional love for his family and friends. They always remembered birthdays, births and special occasions with a gift. He always supportive of family and friends. His smile represented his joy and happiness when they made others happy by they love and support.

Louis McDuffy was offered and accepted a Security Officer’s position at Jersey City State College where he retired as Assistant Chief of Security in 1978. After retirement, Louis and Lillie moved to Willingboro, New Jersey where they joined Tabernacle Baptist Church and met many new friends. Mac loved sports and enjoyed watching basketball, baseball, tennis, golf and boxing. He lived and enjoyed a good life.

Louis McDuffy is preceded in death by his parents; daughters - Debra McDuffy Skipper and Patricia Bruce Pheribo; brothers – Cleo and William McDuffy; sister – Vera McDuffy Askew; sister-in-law - Blanche McDuffy; nieces – Minnie McDuffy Porte and Joyce McDuffy Richardson; nephews – William McDuffy, Jr. and Melvin McDuffy.

Louis McDuffy leaves to cherish his life and memories his loving and devoted wife of 42 years Lillie, grandson, Terrence Bruce (Anita); two great-grand children – Zyvion and Anijah; sister – Mary Alexander; sister-in-law – Fannie Williams; nieces – Yvonne Hatchett, Carol Mouzon, Sandra Alexander, Vera Askew Terry and Priscilla Alexander; nephews - Richard and Kenneth Alexander; adopted grandson – Michael Hamilton; Special Friends: Bernice Daniels, Violet Walton, Catherine Jolley, Delores “Peaches” Leigh, Patricia “Cookie” Parson and Janice Lee along with a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sunrise: June 21, 1927
Sunset: September 20, 2014

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MS. Lillie.
I am truly saddened to hear of the loss of your "BELOVED MAC". He truly adored you. What a wonderful & kind spirited Gentleman. I will always remember the KINDNESS & LOVE you both showed me from the time we met. May GOD WATCH OVER you & your family during this difficult time.
Love,Roseann

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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.