Jen Tooker Celebrates Her Father’s Life

Bob “Pops” Salmon died suddenly last week. He was the father of 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker, and lived the last 18 months of his life with her and her family.

He attended campaign events, and reveled in her election 2 months ago.

Tooker says: “He was a special man. Our whole family has felt blessed with him living with us these last 18 months. It was the opportunity of a generation to have a beloved father/grandparent
in our house.”

Bob “Pops” Salmon with 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker and her husband Mo.

This weekend, she posted a message on social media:

Today we celebrated the happy, full life of Pops (Bob Salmon), surrounded by family.

He was selfless, kind-hearted, generous … silly, goofy, funny … thoughtful, loyal, devoted … warm, personable, good-natured.

With a twinkle in his blue eyes and a smile on his face, he searched for and found the good in everyone he met. Pops was a devoted and loyal husband, a proud and caring father, and a fun and loving grandfather.  We are all heartbroken.

Bob Salmon with his daughters: 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker (left) and Shawna saussus.

We know Pops will live on within each of us, and for that we are so grateful.

If you’d like to honor Pops (Bob Salmon), we’d be delighted to have you make a donation to the Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities, a place he greatly enjoyed while living in Westport.

Huge hugs to all!

Bob Salmon (2nd from right) with (from left): son-in-law Mo Tooker, granddaughter Riley Tooker, daughter Jen Tooker, granddaughter Nicole Tooker, and daughter Sawna Saussus, at 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker’s swearing-in ceremony in November.

6 responses to “Jen Tooker Celebrates Her Father’s Life


  2. Jen I fill bad he was a great guy you are a strong person you have a great family you will get by this you need anything don’t ever fill you can call or email me

  3. Awwww Jen so glad he got to spend this marvelous time with you all! Sending you my sincere condolences!

  4. enjoyed being in class with him just recently at the Westport Sr Center . He was always upbeat. and positive

  5. My condolences to you and your family Jen.

  6. Roseann Spengler

    An amazing daughter. In the last year, all around town, I never saw Jen without her dad.