Sam Failla Fund

Dear Friends,

Our Chatham community has tragically lost 24-year-old Sam Failla to a skiing accident in Vail Colorado on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.  Sam graduated from Chatham High School in 2012 where he was a captain of the Chatham Cougar football team and an active member of the community.

After high school Sam continued his education at the University of South Carolina where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2016 and was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.

Sam’s passions were snowboarding, travel, and children. He spent many years babysitting neighborhood children throughout his high school and college years. This past summer, he traveled to several destinations such as Singapore, Thailand, and Greece where he had the time if his life. In November, Sam returned to Vail for his second season as a snowboard instructor at Vail Resort in Colorado. He was a favorite with the kids in the ski school and was adored by his coworkers and liked by all who knew him.

Sam is survived by his parents John and Whitney Failla, sisters, Alexandria and Ellie Failla all of Chatham NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe link to assist the Failla family with the final resting costs and the creation of a foundation for under privileged kids to play the sports they love.

Thank you and God speed …
  • Julie Abrams 
    • $150 
    • 49 mos
  • Alexa Ashworth 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Anita Adams 
    • $500 
    • 49 mos
  • Gary and Carolyn Gildersleeve 
    • $250 
    • 49 mos
  • Fox Beyer 
    • $40 
    • 50 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sally Walker Kelly 
Chatham, NJ
John Failla