Scholarship in Memory of Samantha Alexis Racz

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Samantha Racz

FLORHAM PARK — Samantha Alexis Racz, 21, died in a two-car crash on the 300 block of Columbia Turnpike, around 11:25 p.m. Friday, January 15 police said.

Sam graduated from Whippany Park High School in 2018. She was studying Visual Communications/ Graphic Design at the University of Delaware.

Her activities included Cheerleading, Captain of Varsity Cheerleading, Interact Club, Peer Buddies, High Honor Roll.

Sam had a great sense of fashion, was always bright and cheerful, knew how to make you laugh, and enriched the lives of everyone who was lucky enough to know her. She worked at Lucco in Florham Park, won several artistic awards, and was passionate about her sorority Gamma Phi Beta.

The investigation is still ongoing and is being conducted jointly by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigation Team, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Florham Park Police Department Traffic Safety Unit.

Please keep her loved ones in your thoughts and consider donating to help out her family and scholarship fund in her name at the University of Delaware.

Beloved daughter of Gina Marie Racz and Richard Racz.  Devoted sister of Justin, Brandon, and Nicholas and sister-in-law to Gina and Kristy.  Cherished granddaughter of Janet Passariello, the late Nicholas Passariello, and the late Caroline Daniello.  Loving aunt of Zachary, Henry, Charlie, and Miles.  Dearest niece of Jim and Marsha; Dana and Billy; Donna and Jim; Mark and Laura; Lori and Keith; Denise and Michael; and Glen. Cousin of Nicole and Matt.  Samantha will always be loved by Cheryl, her boyfriend Liam, many loving friends, and extended family.

A scholarship has been established in Samantha’s memory. Donations can be made by clicking here; entering Samantha Racz in section 3 and selecting pass through in section 5.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information is asked to contact the Florham Park investigating officer, Sergeant Daniel Bundschuh at (973) 410-5375 or dbundschuh@fppd.net and reference incident # 2021-01581.