SWAN, Jessica Jade, age 35, of Centerville, passed away on September 4, 2020. Jessica was born on March 29, 1985 to Joan (Palcic) and Stephen Glass, in Oceanside, CA. Being the daughter of a military mom and nurse meant that Jessica called many places home during her childhood, including Oceanside, CA, and Ft. Myers, FL. She graduated from Estero High School in 2003, and went on to attend Wright State University earning her B.S. in early childhood education. Later Jessica earned her Masters degree in special education at the University of Toledo. For the last 4 years Jessica taught at Valley View Schools as an intervention specialist, working with 2nd and 3rd graders. Jessica was a lifelong advocate for children, and it was her true passion in life helping kids in and out of the classroom. Her kind heart and loving personality left an impression not just with her students, but also with their parents, and anyone lucky enough to have met her. However, Jessica’s most important role was being an amazing mother to her son Dominic, born in 2009. In her free time Jessica was very active, whether it was taking long walks with her mom and little dog Otis, beautifying her house or working in her flower garden; but her favorite time was always spent with friends and family. Shopping with her mom and sister was her idea of the perfect Saturday. Making potica and kimchee with her mom and sister, always with Grandpa Paul overseeing, was an annual tradition. Throughout her life Jessica was known to have a strong-willed and feisty personality, and even during some of the most challenging parts of Jessica’s fight against Triple Negative Breast Cancer, she never stopped being strong and courageous. She was always there to support and inspire her fellow breast cancer warriors. Jessica will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Jessica is preceded in death by her father, Stephen Glass; cousin Bethany Rowe; great-grandparents Josephine and Glenn Elden Glass, Maryland and William Zimmer, Philip and Louise Palcic; grandfathers Jack Langreck and Ron Schoonover; aunt Jenny Palcic; and nephew, Brennan Glass-Sutton.
She is survived by her son, Dominic Swan; mother Joan (Rich) Bitzer; sister, Stephenie Sutton; brother, Christian Glass; nephews, Brayden and Bryson Sutton; grandmothers Linda Schoonover and Judith Langreck; grandfather, Paul (Sharon) Palcic; uncles Tom (Angela) Palcic, Matt (Linda) Palcic, Doug (Nicole) Palcic, Dave Palcic; cousins Ryan Palcic, Tyler Palcic, Alex Palcic, Justin (Mindy) Palcic, Ashley (Jack) Palcic, Hannah Palcic, Lindsey Palcic, Sophie Palcic, Griffin Palcic, Amy Rowe (Paul) Spicer, Billy (Krista) Rowe, Kevin (Benita) Glass; beloved pup Otis; and numerous extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4pm, with a visitation to follow until 7pm. The service can be live streamed via youTube by visiting Routsong Funeral Home’s page. In lieu of flowers the family would like for donations to be made to the Dominic Swan Education fund https://www.gofundme.com/f/dominic-swan039s-education-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
The family would like to thank Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for their caring and compassionate support, as well as Dr. Heather Riggs and the staff at Kettering Cancer Center (especially Amanda, Gretchen, and Kylie) for the excellent treatment and support they provided Jessica and her mom.