Dr. Scheldon Kress


Dr. Scheldon Kress, of Potomac, passed away on April 5. He was 91. Beloved husband for 67 years of Rose Kress. He was a loving father to Michael Kress (Mimi), Karen Hammerman (Ira) and Julie Schumacher (Marc); a fantastic grandfather, known as the Great Scheldini, to Max, Sam (Dara), Adam (Lexi), Justin, Jenna, Jason and Brandon; and great-grandfather to Simon. He was predeceased by his brother, Lawrence.

Dr. Kress was a longtime internist, practicing medicine in Springfield, Va. for more than 30 years. He then joined the FDA as a medical review officer, working until the age of 87. He was a researcher at heart, and his inquisitive mind led to his early work on the development of the measles vaccine and studies on new medications. In 2018, he authored the book “Power Over POTS.” Contributions may be made to NAMI-Montgomery County (namimc.org) or JSSA Hospice (jssa.org).

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