Healy, Braker among hundreds who say goodbye to Charles T. Epps, Jr. in Jersey City

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Former Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy and President of the Jersey City chapter of the NAACP, William Braker, were among around 500 people gathered at St. Patrick’s Church in Jersey City to say their goodbyes to former Jersey City Superintendent of Schools, also an ex-assemblyman, Dr. Charles T. Epps, Jr. yesterday.

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Epps passed away on March 17 at the age of 70, with his cause of death likely a heart attack.

After a four-mile funeral procession in the morning, several speakers addressed family and friends during the service, including Healy and Braker.

Healy told a light-hearted story about how Epps gave him a break from the local media before speaking about what a tremendous person he was.

Braker, who was brought to tears before the conclusion of his speech, kept a serious tone throughout when speaking about his “special friend.”

An in-depth tribute to Epps can be viewed here.

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  1. Nice story Hudson County View . I can’t believe the Jersey Journal has slapped an entire community across the face .By not paying tribute to a man. Whether you liked him or not served the community for over forty years . The son of a Reverend who was active in the community probably for as long as the Jersey Journal has been in print . Shame on the editorial staff at the Jersey Journal for letting Terrence McDonald high Jack the front page with a national star type story about a night rider. The Jersey Journal should apologize to the Epps Family and the community for their misstep .The final good bye to Dr. Charlie Epps . Rest in Peace my friend .

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