The bridge world was saddened to lose one of our brightest young players on April 2nd. His many friends have written eloquently of his life on BridgeWinners. His friends have also asked the USBF to do something in his honor, and we definitely will, although we don't know what yet. Sam was a member of the USBF Junior program until he "aged out" and represented the USBF in the Under-26 event at the 2018 World Youth Bridge Team Championship in Wijiang China in Sam's last year as a Junior, where his team made it to the KO stage and lost a close match in the Quarterfinal.
Rob Barrington posted a YouTube memorial to Sam you may enjoy watching.
He will be missed by all who knew him. Donations in his honor may be made to the USBF Junior Fund.
We go this from Sam's Facebook page, so he must have liked it.
Here he is with his family, mom Jill, Sam, sister Libby, sister Sarah, and dad Paul.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE DONORS IN HONOR OF SAM
|Nancy Alvarado||Amer Family||Sydney Applebaum||Tim Archdeacon||Stanley Barg|
|Rob Barrington||Susan Bende-Scheer||Dana Berkowitz||Shawn Brenning||Alan Bresky|
|Rosalie Brinton||Geri Burke||Dori Byrnes||Nancy Calomiris||Amy Casanova|
|Barbara Chamberlain||Brooke Cohen||Jackie Cole||Danielle Cusson||Csaba Daday|
|Alan Davidson||Helene & Dan Demmer||David Divine||Blenda Dupree||Linda Einhorn-Ihde|
|Nick Esoff||Marilyn Fedak||Daisy Friedman||Fabian Geisberger||Bonnie Gellas|
|Eric Gettleman||Joann Glasson||Judith Goodman||Lauren Goodstein||Adam Gorin|
|Adam Grossack||Zach Grossack||Joe Grue||David Gurvich||Erez Handelman|
|Yehudit Hasan||John Hurd||Lisa Hutter||Jill Jacobs||Julian Jimenez|
|Christian Jolly||Adam Kaplan||Dan Lev||Joan Lieberman||Amber Lin|
|Pei Lin||Harrison Luba||David Marker||Nancy Marshall||Justin Martinez|
|Ewan McNay||Myrtis Meyer||Gillian Miniter||Rachel Moller||Hee Jung Moon|
|Brad Moss||David Moss||Melissa Mugan||Sue Murphy||Radu Nistor|
|Cynthia Ogden||Fred Pasquale||Alex Perlin||Robin Pikett||Ida Pittman|
|Victor Poon||John Ramos||Amy Rhodes||Barbara Rhodes||Maureen Rives|
|Nancy Robbins||Linda Robinson||Tanya Rodich||Andrew Rosenthal||Iulian Rotaru|
|Roger Scales||Susan Schnelwar||Barbara & Michael Schwartz||Bill Seagraves||Larry Sealy|
|Clark Shaw||Avery Silverstein||Adam Sinclair||David Sizemore||Yoko Sobel|
|James Southern||Scott Spitze||Christoper Steele||Joe Stokes||Marian Sussman|
|Kristen Swenson||Lynne Tarnopol||Anne Taylor||Katherine Todd||Beatrice Tusiani|
|Jessica Udomsrirungruang||Lucy Yang||Asaf Yekutieli||Lucy Zhang|