Statement By The Parents of Justin Zemser, Jewish Victim Killed In Amtrak Train Crash

(Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 02:02 PM)

zemA statement was just given to YWN by the parents of 21-year-old Justin (Avraham Yitzchak) Zemser Z”L from Far Rockaway, one of the seven victims in the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia. Justin was studying at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and on his way back home. He was an only child, she said. The school in Annapolis, Maryland, notified the brigade of midshipman, staff and faculty on Wednesday morning:

“Our son was Midshipman Justin Zemser. He was born on March 25th in 1995. He was his high school’s valedictorian and was just finishing his 2nd year as Midshipman at the United States Naval ACademy.

He was a loving son, Nephew and cousin, who was very community minded.

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This tragedy has shocked us in the worst way and we wish to spend this time grieving with our close family and friends. At this time we ask for privacy from the media.”

Levaya information will be published when it becomes available to us.

(Chaim Shaprio – YWN)

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  1. TheMir says:


  2. rabbi108300 says:

    hashem yerachaim

  3. bklynmom says:

    This is so sad!!!

  4. phillybubby says:

    BDE. According to his birthdate he was only 20!

  5. VOhavtoLReiacho says:

    With tremendous sadness, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of TorahMate Justin (Avraham Yitzchak) Zemser, z’l, horrifically taken from us in the Amtrak derailment this morning, and especially to parents Howard and Susan, who have been members of the Oorah family for many years. We cannot fathom the depth of your pain and grief. May Hashem comfort you among all the mourners of Israel.

  6. ydmoskow says:

    Fundraiser for Lone Soldiers in Loving Memory of Justin (Avraham Yitzchak) Zemser
    Thursday, May 14 at 8:00pm
    Jewish Unity Rooftop, 10 Beit Hashoeva Street, Apt #3 Old City, Jerusalem

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