Christian Benitez died too young at the age of 14 on June 6.
Benitez was a seventh grade student at Middle School 114 in Belle Harbor who enjoyed skate boarding and going to the beach.
He is survived by his mother, Tammy (nee Palace) Benitez; his father, Miguel Benitez; his grandmother, Maureen Palace; his brother, Michael; and his sister, Nicolette.
Funeral services and arrangements were entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home. Interment will be at the St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village, New York.
The family has asked that all donations be made to the American Heart Association.