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North Brunswick concludes street naming ceremonies for the year

The family of the late Nicholas Marcrie attended a street naming ceremony in North Brunswick in his honor on Oct. 29.

NORTH BRUNSWICK – The Township of North Brunswick rounded out its veterans street naming program for 2018 with secondary street signs placed at the intersection of Thomas Avenue and Tulip Drive for Pollard Way, and at the intersection of Omaha Road and Joseph Street for Marcrie Way, on Oct. 29.

The late Myron A. “Bucky” Pollard Jr. was born on July 13, 1924, and was a resident of North Brunswick all his life.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. After graduating from high school, he served during World War II for 13 months. He completed basic training in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York, and then went to Curtis Bay, Maryland. He studied to be a machinist and worked on the ship, the Eagle, that would transport oil.

Pollard was president of the Central Jersey Navy League and a member of the American Legion Post 459 in North Brunswick. He was a former master of Milltown Lodge 294 and a member of the Scottish Rite Club of Central Jersey, the 33rd Society. In North Brunswick, he participated in the North Brunswick Pioneers Senior Citizens Club, AARP, and was one of the first to serve on the North Brunswick First Aid and Rescue Squad – he also served as the first president. 

In 2005, Pollard was the co-grand marshall of the North Brunswick Memorial Day Parade along with his brother-in-law, Lester Gilliland.

Pollard worked as a supervisor of the North Brunswick Water Department for 34 years before retiring in 1987.

He passed away on March 6, 2008. He was married to the late Elsie and they had one son, Myron A. III (married to Irene), three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The late Nicholas Marcrie was born on Dec. 30, 1932, in New Brunswick. He moved to North Brunswick in 1964.

He served in the Korean War from June 1951 to June 1955 in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an electrician onboard the USS Molala and received the National Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on June 28, 1955.

Marcrie worked at Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick briefly and then became a licensed electrician. He worked for Johnson & Johnson, Philips Dodge and Merck before retiring at age 75. He was also licensed in refrigeration.

He was a member of the American Legion and was an usher and parishioner at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick for 25 years. He was an avid hunter and the president of the Fin, Fur, Feather Hunting Club in New Brunswick.

Marcrie was married to Irene and they have four children – Nicholas, Donna married to Robert, Susan and Sheri – and four grandchildren. He passed away on July 14, 2017.

The street naming program will continue next April. To nominate a veteran, either living or deceased, contact Lou Ann Benson at 732-247-0922, ext. 475 or lbenson@northbrunswicknj.gov.

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