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Mrs. Myra Elaine (Cameron) Volpe passed away peacefully beside her loving husband on August 30, 2023 at Complete Care Rehabilitation Center in Clark, NJ.
***We kindly ask guests not to arrive at the funeral home before the scheduled visitation times as to not intrude on the family's private time.***
Family and Friends are invited to the visitation at Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden, NJ, 07036, on Wednesday September 6th from 3:00PM to 7:00PM. On Thursday, September 7th from 8:30AM to 9:00AM guests are welcome to join at the funeral home for a final visitation. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday at St. John the Apostle R.C. Church located at 571 Valley Road in Clark, New Jersey. The prayers of committal will precede Myra's entombment in the family mausoleum crypt at Hollywood Memorial Park, 1500 Stuyvesant Ave in Union, New Jersey.
***In Lieu Of Flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital http://www.stjude.org in honor of Myra's memory. ***
Myra was born on July 18, 1939 to parents Thomas and Myra (McKenna) Cameron in Jersey City, New Jersey. She spent her entire life in the city of Linden, graduating from Linden High School, and devoting over 27 years to shaping the minds of young children as a school teacher for the Linden Board of Education, specifically at School #9 "Deerfield" and Myra was part of Linden's Educational Support Team. She was named "Teacher of the Year" during her tenure, was a previous president of the School #10 PTA, and was awarded a life membership of the PTA. Myra, who also went by the nickname "Kutchie", was not only an educator, but a dedicated scholar as well, earning a Masters and various degrees throughout the years, and she graduated Summa-Cum-Laude from Kean University. Continuing her dedication to Linden, Myra was the first female appointed to the City of Linden's recreation commission. She was also a member of the Rifle Team during her time at Union Jr. College, and played basketball briefly in her younger years. Most importantly, Myra was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, and will never be forgotten.
Myra is predeceased by her parents Thomas and Myra Cameron, and her nephew Daniel Macdonald. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Alfred "Al" A. Volpe, her sons James Tierney and his wife Charlene, and Patrick Tierney, her grandchildren Zachary, Dylan, Alexandra, and Angela, her brothers Thomas Cameron and James Cameron, her nephew Alfred Macdonald and his wife Deborah, and many other nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.