Remembering Justin Zemser

Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Justin Zemser, a Rockaway resident and former student body president at Channel View School for Research. He passed away after Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed while returning home from his studies at the US Naval Academy.

Justin Zemser was a mentor, a model student, a leader, and a friend to Rockaway and the Channel View community. Many of our members and staff members went to school with Justin and saw him rise to positions of leadership, excel academically and create an environment within Channel View that could never be forgotten.

Today we mourn his loss because we know the true value this young man brought to our community.

"Justin Zemser was a mentor to me and offered me advice how I better myself and our school. Z-man was always a team player, and always included everyone in whatever he did " - Khaleel Anderson, RYTF Senior Field Organizer