Jessica L. (Baker) Salapek

Born: Mon., May 9, 1983
Died: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017


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Jessica L. Baker Salapek, 34, of Warren, passed away on Tuesday November 28, 2017.

Jess was born May 9, 1983 in Clarion, a daughter to David Baker of Tionesta and Tonya Martin McCue of Coudersport. She earned her Bachelor’s teaching degree from Edinboro University and her Master’s from Gannon University.  She was currently employed with the Titusville School District as an art teacher for the past 2 years.  Prior to that worked at the Sheffield K-12 School for 5 years.  Jess was very active and loved the outdoors. From camping to hiking to kayaking, she always found peace in the woods. She also enjoyed gardening, painting and making jewelry.  Jess was an active runner and raced in many local K5’s, half marathons and participated in the Kinzua Tango the last several years with her “Sole Sisters.” She was a devoted mother and loved her job as a teacher and loved her students.  She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Salapek and their children Thomas and Averyanna, a brother, Joshua Baker of Tionesta and a sister, Keela Baker Bodien of Oil City,  her father and mother in law, Robin and Thomas Salapek of Warren, her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary Baker of Lucinda and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing to leave the family condolences, may do so at www.nelsonfuneralhome.net.  The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements.

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Jack Yates
   Posted Fri December 01, 2017
Brian - please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jack and Joan Yates

Bryan & Jessica Young
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss! If there is anything at all that we can do for you and the kids, please let us know.

Donald and Susan Maier
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
Please accept our most sincere condolences. We knew Jess as a warm and wonderful person who lit up a room when she entered. She is in our hearts and prayers.

Susan Maier
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017

RAY OF SUNSHINE was sent by Donald and Susan Maier.

Susan and I send our most heartfelt sympathies.


Ralph and Cheryl Clark
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
To the Salapek( Brian & children, Tom & Robin) and Baker families, So deeply sorry for your loss, sending our deepest condolences and prayers to each and every one of you. May God
Guide you through the days ahead.💜
God Bless,
Ralph and Cheryl Clark

Kaelyn
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
I was one of her students. I had her for art last year and this year my homeroom class spent a lot of time with her. It’s heartbreaking that we cannot have more time with her. She was such a loving person. Sending love and prayers to you. ❤️

Carys
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
Hi guys❤ I am very sorry for your lost... Jessica was my art teacher and I loved her a lot... When I found out this happened I legit broke down into tears... She was such a good person and I don't know what has caused her to do this... I am praying for her kids and her family... As I am her 2nd quarter 1 period class I didn't get to know her that well... But I know that she is very good at art and has a lot of talent... I hope she does beautiful art in heaven... I am hoping for the best❤😭

Andrea & Michael Borland
   Posted Sat December 02, 2017
We are so very sorry for your loss. I was heartbroken to hear of Jess’s passing. My husband and I graduated from North Clarion with Jess. I was also lucky to have worked with her for a short time at Abraxas. I will always remember her warm/kind personality and all of the awesome things she created through her art.
Our deepest sympathy to her family.

Carol Stowe
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
Brian, Please know how sorry I am for your loss. I didn't know her well, but I know she helped raise a wonderful little boy. I will be there to support him in any way possible. I just went through the death of my mom and have personal experience with the hospice counselors, they are great! I would highly recommend them to your family in this time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Mrs. Stowe

Frances Kenney
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
To the family of Jessica Salapek, I knew Jess briefly when she was employed at Warren State Hospital. She was a very kind and caring person. Her artwork showed such talent. May I extend my deepest condolences to you all during this sad time. May Jess be at peace and may you all eventually find comfort in fond memories to replace the heartache and sadness you now feel. God Bless you all.

Jeff and Laura Chapel
   Posted Sun December 03, 2017
Please accept our condolences in the loss of your beautiful wife Jessica. We hope all your fond memories will give you some comfort in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your children and both of your families.

Elaine Bendal
   Posted Mon December 04, 2017
Love to all of you and your extended family at this most difficult time.

Christina Eggleston
   Posted Tue December 05, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. Jess was a beautiful soul.

Craig and Diane Allen
   Posted Sat December 09, 2017
We are so very sorry. You and the children are in our thoughts and prayers.

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