Person Killed By Train at Watsessing Ave. Station is Identified

Jun 23, 2011 Read more: Patch.com 20

NJ Transit Police have identified the individual fatally struck by a train at the Watsessing Avenue Station yesterday as Gerson Tejeda, 17, of East Orange, according to NJ Transit spokespersonA Penny Bassett Hackett.

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passenger on train

Caldwell, NJ

#1 Jun 23, 2011
It must've been in a place so dark you couldn't feel the light
Reachin' for you through that stormy cloud
Now here we are gathered in our little hometown
This can't be the way you meant to draw a crowd
Oh, why? That's what I keep askin'
Was there anything I could have said or done?
Oh, I had no clue you were masking
A troubled soul, God only knows what went wrong
And why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song
Now in my mind I keep you frozen as a seventeen year old
Roundin' third to score the winning run
You always played with passion no matter what the game
When you took the stage, you shined just like the sun
Oh, why? That's what I keep askin'
And was there anything I could have said or done?
[ From : http://www.elyrics.net/read/r/rascal-flatts-l... ]
Oh, I had no clue you were masking
A troubled soul, oh, God only knows what went wrong
And why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song
Now the oak trees are swayin' in the early autumn breeze
The golden sun is shining on my face
The tangled thoughts I hear a mockingbird sing
This old world really ain't that bad a place
Oh, why? There's no comprehending
And who am I to try to judge or explain?
Oh, but I do have one burning question
Who told you life wasn't worth the fight?
They were wrong, they lied, and now you're gone, and we cried
'Cause it's not like you to walk away in the middle of a song
Your beautiful song, your absolutely beautiful song
god bless. RIP<3
Someone

Bayonne, NJ

#2 Jun 23, 2011
Everybody said the victim was a kid when we rolled past the body, but I didnt believe it. So sad that he did that. Too bad someone didn't help him, just 17.
Family

Bronx, NY

#3 Jun 24, 2011
"Gods Engineer" May you Rest in Peace!! Love You..
Minister Wayne

New York, NY

#4 Jun 24, 2011
The wake for Gerson Tejeda has been scheduled.

285 East 149th Street in the Bronx
Sunday, June 27, 2011 4pm - 9pm

He will be brought back to New Jersey for his funeral.
In loving memory

Portland, OR

#5 Jun 25, 2011
Sunday, June 26th ...
Minister Wayne wrote:
The wake for Gerson Tejeda has been scheduled.
285 East 149th Street in the Bronx
Sunday, June 27, 2011 4pm - 9pm
He will be brought back to New Jersey for his funeral.
Minister Wayne

New York, NY

#6 Jun 25, 2011
Iglesia de Dios en Cristo La Senda will miss our youngest minister, Gerson Tejeda. Brilliant, intelligent and a blessing to be in his presence. To all the world, he was truly loved by his family and everyone in our congregation. People from as close as the Bronx came to see him and as far as Uganda Africa. As for me, I thank the Lord in Heaven above for allowing me to be in his presence and his life.

To everyone who knew him and loved him, I say this...

Y'varekhekha Adonai v'yishmerekha
(Hashem bless thee, and keep thee);

Ya'er Adonai panav eleikha vichunekha
(Hashem make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee);

Yissa Adonai panav eleikha v'yasem l'kha shalom
(Hashem lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee shalom).
Minister Wayne

New York, NY

#7 Jun 25, 2011
The wake for Gerson Tejeda has been scheduled.

285 East 149th Street in the Bronx
Sunday, June 26, 2011 4pm - 9pm

Then on Monday morning he will be brought back to New Jersey for his funeral.
minister wayne

New York, NY

#8 Jun 26, 2011
Where you there? If so, can you tell me what you know please? iddecls@aol.com
Someone wrote:
Everybody said the victim was a kid when we rolled past the body, but I didnt believe it. So sad that he did that. Too bad someone didn't help him, just 17.
minister wayne

New York, NY

#9 Jun 26, 2011
I am looking for everyone who may have seen or know something about this incident. Please contact me at iddecls@aoll.com. Thank you very much.
Family

Bronx, NY

#10 Jun 27, 2011
May you rest in peace Gerson.. We love you so much!! Watch over us and pray that we may be half of the person that you are. Love you God bless.
minister wayne

New York, NY

#11 Jun 27, 2011
Family wrote:
May you rest in peace Gerson.. We love you so much!! Watch over us and pray that we may be half of the person that you are. Love you God bless.
NJ Transit train hits, kills person Tuesday morning
Published: 6:59 AM - 06/14/11
Last updated: 7:00 AM - 06/14/11
SHORT HILLS, N.J.(AP)-- NJ Transit train struck and killed a female on the tracks at Short Hills station.

NJ Transit spokeswoman Penny Bassett Hackett says Train 6600 had left Dover station at 4:30 a.m. with about 70 passengers aboard when it struck the person around 5 a.m.

So my question is why isn't anyone asking questions on how two individuals were killed on the same NJ Transit system within 10 of each other?

I would like to know why that is.
friend

Jamaica, NY

#12 Jun 28, 2011
God Bless You ! RIP Gerson <3
student at his school

New York, NY

#14 Jun 28, 2011
gerson in school was quiet and did not bother anyone he kept to himself and yet kids still messed with him. people need to relize that words and actions do affect a person.i fill horrible that he died and i pray that he is resting in heaven because he was nice and smart and would have had a promising future.im sorry to the family and i hope that you get closure and know that your in my familys and my prayers. gerson tejada rest in peace you will be greatly missed.
Felix Tejeda

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Jun 28, 2011
Gerson is my son,I say is, because he will live forever in my heart.
Reader

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jun 28, 2011
Bullies must be happy.
Minister Wayne

New York, NY

#17 Jun 28, 2011
A Special Memorial service may be held on Sunday. Please e-mail me if you would like to be informed of the service iddecls@aol.com
Elizabeth

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Jun 29, 2011
Reader wrote:
Bullies must be happy.
Sounds like you are as ignorant as those bullies. I hope that
this type of situation doesnt occur within your family.
Why would you write that? Maybe you are one of those bullies parents. No wonder!!!!
Reader

Jersey City, NJ

#19 Jun 29, 2011
I pray that God gives the Tejeda family strength to endure with all the pain you guys are feeling. I hope you guys find answers to so many questions this situation must have left. May God bless you all. Como madre solo me imagino el dolor que esta sintiendo la madre de este nino. Estare orando por ella. Nos los conosco pero esta noticia me conmobio muchisimo. Para adelante con la ayuda de Dios.
Student

Forest Hills, NY

#20 Jul 2, 2011
I did not know Gerson well but had a few words with him during band class. He is so nice and talented, and knew he would have a promising future. Very quiet and never knew what was going through his mind, I wish there was just one extra thing he could of said, or I could have done to change his point of view of this world and himself. Wishing suicides would someday end. Hoping for the best for the Tejada family.
Minister Wayne

New York, NY

#24 Jul 9, 2011
this service shall be held on Sunday, July 10th, 2011 beginning at 4pm.

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