In Loving Memory of

Saliann Kelly Siwulec


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Sal’s passion for life, her family and her art will never be forgotten. She touched so many people in so many ways with her positive and courageous outlook on life. The heavens have a new star.
— Dan Siwulec, Husband

In lieu of flowers, Art Trek has established the Saliann Kelly Siwulec Memorial Fund, in concert with her family to support the arts in inner city schools for under-privileged youth, a passion close to Sal's heart and where she found fulfillment in her work with Art Trek. 

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Messages of Love for Thomas Gordon Kelly

In loving memory of Tom Kelly and our friendship at Northminster Presbyterian. - Barbara and Terry Christopher

In celebration of Tom Kelly’s life. From: The Village Church Preschool

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Keeping you in my prayers. Love, Lauren Flannigan

In celebrating of Tom Kelly life - Debbie Smith

In memory of Thomas Gordon Kelly. Our prayers are with Molly Servais and her family at this time of loss. - Love, Kim & John Pistner

In memory of Thomas Gordon Kelly. - Caroline and Richard Godfrey

In memory of Thomas Gordon Kelly. Sending love and hugs to you all. - Kit Hall

This donation is made in memory of Sal and her sister Molly's father, Thomas Gordon Kelly. - Melanie Hostetter

We are very sorry for your loss and sending love and strength to the entire family during this difficult time. - Debbie and Dan Sontupe

With our deepest sympathies on the loss of your wonderful Dad Molly! God bless! - Morris Educational Foundation Board of Trustees

In memory of Tom Kelly - Peter Hanley

With deep sympathy to the Kelly family. Tom Kelly was one classy guy who shall be deeply missed. Love, Bill and Ann Servais


Messages of Love for Saliann Kelly Siwulec

We were so lucky to have time with Sal and to be a part of her incredible spirit, both in the classroom and in our studio. - Gerri Wendel

Our hearts break knowing that you are no longer with us, yet myself and my family are so lucky to have been touched by you as are the many kids you taught. - Julia Fields & Family

Sending positive wishes your way. :))) - Sarah Druckman

Thank you for allowing us to honor Sal. - Nakamura-Fletcher Family

I cannot believe this special soul with such a gentle, sweet and loving spirit is gone. I will always love and cherish Sal and the times we shared, and I will forever miss her. - Lynn Werner

My beloved friend and partner. You taught me so much. Your vibrant, colorful soul and it's light will forever live in my heart. - Nancy 

Thinking of you and your family, Claire. While I didn’t know your mom, it’s clear she was such an incredible woman who impacted the lives of so many in such a profoundly positive way. - Lily Clayton

A bright light was dimmed with Sal’s passing but the passion for life and for those fortunate enough to of shared in her life were given her special gift of love. - Barbara Sidler

Thinking of you and your family - Love and prayers, Anne, Al, Maggie and Joe Simmons

Forever the artist, Sal has left an indelible mark on our hearts. - With Love, The Dameris Family

We will miss Sal so much. She always brought laughter and fun when we were around her. Her personality and smile lit up the room. What a wonderful person who was so brave and positive. 💔 - Pat Don Heline Willis

Much love to the Siwulec family <3 - Genny Thomas

May Sal’s memory be a blessing and give her family comfort at this painful time and the days ahead. - Amy Madnick

So proud to have been a friend! She was an inspiration and light! - Ceci Bauer

Sal’s beautiful smile and pure kindness will always be remembered by all of us. - Theresa Capitt, Eve, Jack & David Bloomfield

Sal was a bright light in the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her terribly, but she will live on in our hearts forever. - Sari and Matt Ross

For Sal, whose art and spirit continues to inspire, and who gave me my favorite coffee mug which reads: MAKE ART!  Love you, Sal! — Cheryl Lee

Sending all our love to the family.  - Debbie and Dan Sontupe

Sal was a beautiful person and artist . She went above and beyond to share her love of art and specific talents with the students of Los Angeles. Thank you Sal!  - The Polhill Holdorff Family - Lucius, Allison, Alex, Lucy and Carter

Sal was one of a kind. She will live in our hearts forever. - DeAnn, Bruce, Kate and Emery Bolkin

Sal was a creative and talented friend. She touched so many lives with her art and her smile. Her star will shine bright in the sky and she will never be forgotten. - Marti Hill

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. - Kim and John Pistner

Deepest sympathies. - Caroline and Richard Godfrey

Sal, you are a light to the world. Your students will carry the joy of art with them always and one can only imagine how that will influence their future possibilities! - Ernie, Deb, and Maya Demontreux

The Harman Press family sends our condolences to the Siwulec family in this time of sadness. What we do in this life echoes throughout eternity, and Sal's life was well lived and selfless. She will always be remembered as the generous and giving person that she is. - The Harman Press family

Michele and I send our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. - George Becker

We love you Aunt Saliann and we will forever miss you. Thank you for being such a kind, loving woman. Sending love from Charlotte. -Love, Anne, Mark, Henry & Ted

Saliann was a gifted artist and had a remarkable life! So saddened by her sudden passing. She always had a smile on her face and was a beautiful, gracious lady. A kind and amazing woman, I feel privileged to have known her. I know Dan, Claire and the whole Kelly family will miss her deeply. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

- Paul King

To our dear beloved friend Sal! A born artist with such a loving and selfless spirit who shared her vision, creativity and love for art and life with all the little ones. You inspire us all and will forever be in our hearts!  - Love, Daniela Schweitzer and Tom and Natasha Rothenbucher

Sal's huge smile welcomed us into her life almost 20 years ago. Her joy of life was infectious and the world is a sadder place without her. Rest in peace Sal.  - With love, Jennie, Mike, Lauren and Liam Weetman.

We are very blessed to have been a small part of Sal's life and experience her kind spirit and extraordinary talent through her wonderful contributions to the DC Dance Center. -Garcia-Green Family

Dear Claire, My thoughts are with you and and your family. Sending you lots of love.  - Maya Slavkin

In loving memory of an incredible individual ❤️  - Morris Educational Foundation

May Sal's memory live forever in your hearts! - Greg & Patty Haralampoudis

We will remember Sal (and her beautiful smile) with love, and will aspire to live up to the example she set for living life to to its fullest with joy, creativity, generosity and grace. -Rebecca and Ellen Sugerman and Family

Beth, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. - Your friends at Village Church Preschool

Beth, your sister touched so many lives with her creative spirit. You are in my prayers. - Debbie Smith

In loving memory of Sal, who was a walking work of art. XX - Jennifer Garner

In honor of “heaven’s newest star”. Blessings to you, Dan, to Claire and to all who benefited from this endeavor to which Sal gave her heart.  – Debbie Lee Bickford

So happy to give to a cause Sal loved. She was a beautiful soul. Missing her every day. - Lots and lots of love from Keith, Mary and Claire Smith

Sending our love, thoughts and prayers. xo - Marlo & Casey Longstreet

In living memory of sweet Sal. ❤️ - The Oakley Family

In loving memory of beautiful Sal — who made the world a more beautiful and colorful place. We will never forget her! Much love, Eileen, Adam, Justin and Ben

Sal's colorful inspiration and Light will shine on. What an extraordinary gift to know and share life with this dear, precious and radiant Soul. - Rebecca Dove Sieling

You were an inspiration to many. Your smile radiated and warmed us all. - Marge Edwards

May Sal's love and respect for all that art can bring to people forever be remembered. Sending our deepest sympathies to her family and friends. - With much love, The Roth Family

In loving memory of Sal and the gifts she shared with the community through art. - DeAnn Healy

"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night," The Little Prince ... All our love to you, Molly, your extended family and, especially, your beloved star, Sal. ~ Kerry B. Begley

Sal was a wonderful teacher and lover of art. Having her continue the Art Cadre program at Palisades Charter Elementary was such a treat. The children always looked forward to learning about artists and creating art with her. - Susan Williams

Time and distance did not matter- ours was a friendship of the heart that will truly be missed. Please continue to shine down on all of us. - Love, Mike and Diane Gillis and family.

We are so sorry for the loss of your dear Sal. I only met her once or twice in KC. I lived next door to Beth when our kids were younger, but I remember her smile and her kind spirit! What a wonderful tribute that her memory will live on in the art of others. God bless you all! -Cynthia McCarthy

Sal you made everywhere you went a better place with your engaging smile, talent, spirit, kindness, generosity, courage and sincerity, You were an inspiration to us all. Our condolence to the Siwulec and Kelly families. - Love, The Bill and Ann Servais family

What a beautiful tribute to Sal - sending thoughts of comfort and peace to her family and friends. - Julie and Phil Cohen

Sal’s warm glow was evident the first time I met her 15 years ago. Her light will live on in all she touched. Prayers of support for Dan, Claire and her entire family. - Jody McNamee


Such a wonderful thing to do in memory of someone I did not know but know her passion will bless many others in the days and years ahead. - Lorraine Beck

A beautiful and kind person. - Janice Biller

May Sal's loving spirit continue to enlighten and inspire us all! - Mark Allen

I will always remember Sal with love and admiration for her amazing spirit and beauty, (inside and out)! I have a memory of beautiful pastel colored pillows she had hand woven and designed herself in her bedroom on Yarmouth Road. I was in awe then and am still in awe of her amazing talents and her generous spirit for sharing her talents with others. I am glad her spirit will continue to help others!  - Katie Bowman Coleman

All the attributes you give your beloved wife, I remember you with most of the same. I’m sure it’s hard to have someone so close leave before us. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and your daughter. Time will help all wounds, for sure! God bless my friend and past Waldwickian!!!

While I did not have the opportunity of meeting Mrs. Siwulec, I was able to meet her amazing daughter, Claire. She raised a beautiful, kind, funny, and intelligent woman, who will forever carry on her mom's memory. I cannot express how lucky I am to call her a friend. Happy Birthday Mrs. Siwulec, fly high. - Jake Ortiz

Sal, you are never far from our thoughts.

- Love, Neil, Charlene, Gracie and Angus

Sal’s bright joyful light lives on in all of us who knew her. - Mackenzie Varner Family

Kind and Brilliant - Tom Hall

Happy Birthday Claire & Sal!

Love, Conner, Max Webb, Thomas G Kelly, Panhellenic Sisters, Wendy Lamarre, Timothy Wilson, Paula Edwards, Anne Genette, DeAnn Heline, Deborah Murdock, Molly Servais, Elizabeth Richardson, The Palace, Denise Harlow, Janet Loper, Camp Kesem, Charlene Nakamura, Deborah Vaupen, Julia Scolapio, Allison Murray, Kasia Chodyla, Marianne Harlow, Sari Wilson, Emily Krenik, Sophie Wolfe, Marti Hill, Kathryn Bucci, Denise Logan, Miren López, Andrew Cho, Shayna Valianos, Andrew Wong, Laura Kanofsky, Lydia McMahon, James Hoehn, Megan McCorquodale, Trevor Yanek, Kate Van Horn, Mary Albright-Smith, Emils Pone, Claire Smith, Eli Cohen-lawson, Claudia Schneider, Ryan Servais, Matthew Wilson, Noah Semel, Allie Rosa, Debbie Keiser, Jeff Smith, Emma Gleysteen, William Copeland, Julia Billeci, Kimia Khatibi, Danny Doherty, Dillon Firestein, William Kiely, Julia Chodyla, Annaliese Keller, Sam Schaefer, Tim LeGreca, Anna Lavelle, Alex Dobek, Connor Smith, Tom Batan, Colin Wills, Jimmy Ziegler, Andrew Fletcher, John Hastings, Bryant Meyer, Deven Bhuva, Lauren Lamar, Grace Cannell, Grace Tatar, Olivia Sieff, Jake Ortiz, Lucas Selenow, Connor Richardson, Andreja Radevic, Hannah Stoik, Paola Bayron, Danielle Rosenthal, Hope Reynolds, Kohei Ito, Jeremy Pinson, Olivia Hidey, Alex Truong, Kelly King, Oya Zaimoglu, Lucie Lebourgeois, Riley Engels, Shannon Badnin, Rachel Gammons, Lily Werlinich & Ana Vombergar

All the love in the world my dude. - Patrick Forbes

To the next generation of Sal’s art! - The Healy Family