Obituary: Salka

Emily D. Salka, 22

Emily D. Salka, 22

EMILY D. SALKA

BROOKFIELD: Emily D. “Emmy” Salka, 22, of Keith Rd., passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Emmy was born on May 2

0, 1993 in Hamilton, NY, a daughter of John and Erin Earl Salka. She was a graduate of Brookfield High School and attended SUNY, Oneonta. Emmy had a passion for reading and always had a book in her hands no matter where she was.

She was also a gifted and talented artist and photographer whose ability to capture images of birds and flowers came from her heart and from her soul. She truly loved nature and the remarkable splendor it offered. Emmy could light up a room with her smile and people were drawn to her warm and compassionate personality.

All through her illness, she would take things in stride, and her strength was something that others recognized but Emmy never needed to acknowledge; her spirit did that for her.

Her passing will leave a hole in many a heart and she will be missed by so many. Emmy truly was a kind and generous person, always willing to give unto others all she could.

Surviving are her parents, John and Erin; her brother, Aleksandr at home; her maternal grandparents, Geoffrey and Denise Earl of Erieville; and a large and loving family, including several aunts and uncles and cousins.

In keeping with her spirit, services are private at the convenience of her family.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory, 5802 State Hwy. 7, Oneonta, NY 13820.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 East Main St., Waterville, NY. To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories, visit www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.

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