Toby Venner Kress

November 8, 1934 ~ October 28, 2018 (age 83)

Toby Venner Kress, of Ossining, NY passed away peacefully at home on October 28, 2018. She was born at Bushwick Hospital in Brooklyn, NY on November 8, 1934 to William and Bessie Venner. Toby graduated from Mount Kisco High School in 1951, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of NY Teachers College at New Paltz in 1955 and a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University, School of Education in 1956. Toby was a teacher for 40 years, ending her career at St. Augustine’s School in Ossining, NY. After retiring from teaching, she was an Assistant Principal at St. Augustine’s and a substitute teacher in the Ossining School District.  She was a Life Member of OVAC and in the first group of paramedics at OVAC. She was involved in Girl Scouts and an active member of Torview Swim Club. Toby was predeceased by her husband, Mel Kress, and her sister, Deena Rogan.  She is survived by her son Bill and his wife Nancy, her son Steven and his wife Teresa, her daughter Ellyn and her husband John Wheeler, and her grandchildren Bryan, Scott and his wife Kristin, Charles, Katie and Tom Kress, and Matthew and Lauren Wheeler. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at noon at King David Memorial Gardens, 101 Mill Street, Putnam Valley, NY. After the burial, the family will sit shiva from 3-8pm at 1 Downey Road, Ossining, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the charity of your choice.
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