Samuel Shekman of Woodbridge, CT, passed away due to a tragic accident on Sunday, August 17, 2014, at West Rock Mountain in Woodbridge.
Sam was born in New Haven, CT and lived in Woodbridge, CT, before moving to Willimantic, CT to attend ECSU two years ago.
He graduated Amity High School in Woodbridge, CT Class of 2012.
Sam lived a full life and had a fuller one still ahead of him. He loved people and was loved by everyone – friends, little kids, adults and peers. He enjoyed playing rugby and computer games, kayaking, counseling special needs children, camping, rock concerts and was always ready to lend a helping hand.
Sam is survived by his father, Michael Shekman, Mother, Tanya Shekman, and older brother Dan Shekman, all from Woodbridge.
Funeral service will take place on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11am at East Side Cemetery, 157 South Pease Rd, Woodbridge, CT.
Family and friends are invited back to the Shekman’s Family house at 41 Manila Ave. in Woodbridge following the service.
In lieu of flowers please make a small donation to the Sam Shekman Rugby Fund, ECSU Foundation, 83 Windham ST., Willimantic, CT 06226.
The Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Ave., New Haven, is in charge of arrangements.
To sign a memorial book please visit: www.wellerfuneralhome.com.