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Michael James Harrison was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on June 4, 1954 to the late John H. Harrison and the late Blanche De Conto Harrison. Michael passed away on May 23, 2013 at the Jersey City Medical Center. Michael was raised in the Catholic faith. He attended All Saints School and Church and later graduated from Jersey Academy in 1972. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly and courageously until his honorable discharge on April 19, 1978. Michael became a hero serving as a Jersey City Firefighter. He was fearless. He did what he did best for almost 20 years. He retired his bravery at the fire department but never in life!

Michael married Julie Cyn Ludovice on September 19, 1986. Throughout his life, Michael was a caring, sensitive, loving soul. He would try almost anything once. He was an outdoor type person loving every living thing. He was very creative and had many talents that he shared with all of his family and friends.

Michael was a HERO to us all because of his big, warm heart that only kept on giving. He was not selfish with anything he had. If he didn’t have it, he definitely found a way to make it happen.

Michael is preceded in death by his only daughter, Amanda Christine Harrison as well as his mother, father and brothers John H. Jr., Charles J. and Stewart Harrison.

Michael leaves to cherish his precious memories his wife, Julie Cyn Harrison; special cousin Bonita Brooks; special aunt Carol Bullock and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, sisters and brothers-in law.

So let us take a page from his book and cherish it - Showing kindness and unselfishness. Through it all, you always had your humor and left behind cherished memories with all of us.

Michael we all will miss you and the way you looked at life in general. We will most definitely miss all the unconditional Love you offered to us all.


We Love You!

Sunrise: June 4, 1954
Sunset: May 23, 2013

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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.