Jenny A. Elber

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Born in Bronx, NY on February 27, 1981

Departed on September 12, 2020 and resided in Elmsford, NY

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  1. Florence Jennings September 14, 2020 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    Jane, Dennis, & Joey, I am beyond devastated & so sorry for your loss, your beautiful daughter & sister Jenny. No words can take away the grief from losing your child. I loved Jenny like a niece. She was a beautiful ray of sunshine in all my family’s lives, as she grew up & we have so many wonderful memories of life with Jenny & your family. May God comfort all of you as you are going through this horrific tragedy. If there’s anything I can do I am still your friend.
    Love, Hugs, & Prayers, Florence

    • Leah Doster September 15, 2020 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      There are no words to descibe the heartache and pain & overwehelming feeling of losing such a wonderful person and a great friend. Things will never be the same without her in our lives. You all have my deepest condolences>

  2. Dorothy Lensbower September 14, 2020 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss! 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  3. WILMA HOUSTON September 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Jenny will be missed!

  4. Marge Clarkson September 14, 2020 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    When Jenny interviewed for the speech teacher position at RJ Bailey School everyone on the selection committee agreed that she was the perfect person for our students and all our Bailey family. As her principal, I observed her professionalism and her sincere kindness. Jenny exuded energy and love throughout the school. She often stopped in to chat and share… and always cared about my life and family. She was a generous, funny, joyful, friendly, bright, loving, beautiful young woman. When I retired I missed her, and occasionally stayed in touch. I cannot believe she’s gone. What a tremendous loss.

    I pray her family has strength and courage to soothe their broken hearts. Sending much love- Marge Clarkson

  5. Lynette Waterhouse September 14, 2020 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Jenny was not only an excellent speech pathologist wh o helped so many children, but she was a wonderful caring person.
    Rest in.peace Jenny.
    My condolences and prayers to all of her family..

  6. David Vandiver September 14, 2020 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    God Bless.. My sincere condolences to the Family. Rest In Peace my Sister..

  7. Shqype Rraci September 14, 2020 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Jenny and I met while working the summer program and I learned how special she really was. She was always a pleasure to be around and had a contagious smile. Her passing is a huge loss to the staff, faculty and students of Rj Bailey, but she leaves behind fond memories that will forever live in our hearts.

  8. Lynette Waterhouse September 14, 2020 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    My condolences and prayers go out to all in Jenny’s family.
    Not only was Jenny a talented and caring speech pathologist who helped so many children, but she was also a wonderful and kind person. I looked forward to.her stopping by my classroom so we could chat and laugh.
    Rest in peace Jenny.

  9. Charles Clayton September 14, 2020 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Jenny was at true light for the students she came in contact with, as well as the staff. I will miss her jokes and pretty smile. She would often bring her lunch into the classroom, eat and we would have good conversation. Will miss that. Jenny would send random text messages or videos to me that were just funny and relevant. Many times I’d sit in her room and we would just enjoy each other’s company. Whether Jenny was in her room, other classes, on bus duty, she’d always have a story and a good laugh for you. Most of all, there was nothing she wouldn’t do to help out in any way possible. I will truly miss Jenny Elber.

  10. Patricia Simone September 14, 2020 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Jenny was a very special person. Always caring and generously sharing her knowledge. Even though her home base was RJB, she extended herself to help all children in GCSD. My sincere condolences to the Elber family. Jenny will be deeply missed. We lost a valuable GCSD family member.

  11. Davina Sewkumar September 14, 2020 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I am tremendously heartbroken and inconsolable. I should not be writing this. Jenny was a such a important person in my life, a loyal and generous friend. We both bonded over our ability to laugh over the smallest things.She was a person who’s presence radiated the room when she walked in. She was always willing to go above and beyond and help anyone in need. I love her dearly and her not being here will leave a tremendous void in my life.

    • Megan Cornell September 15, 2020 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Jenny Elber my sweet beautiful crazy friend. I love you and I will never forget your laugh, smile, our memories and great conversations. We go way back. Great talks about Mrs. Clarkson and how we missed her when she retired. We talked about everything from personal to work related. You always told me your feelings. It’s crazy I will not hear you anymore. It freaks me out still. You always trusted me and I trusted you. You always wanted me to see how strong, cool and smart you was. You love me and my sister Kyle and always told me how you enjoyed our vibes. We had so many great times. I will never forget you. I appreciate all the things you bought me and gave to me and my daughter who you loved so much. I love your family as well. Dag Jenny we just spoke last week. I miss you so much. Jenny I appreciate how you depended on me and told me you love me. We use to take naps together off the clock or on break and eat good stuff together. I miss you. My condolences to Keira, your mom and husband and whole family. S.I.P my girl. I pray for your soul!!🙏🤧😇😪

  12. Lynette DeBellis September 14, 2020 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    Dear Jane,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,
    Lynette DeBellis

  13. Theresa Breen September 15, 2020 at 12:32 am - Reply

    A wonderful friend and colleague. Jenny and I had so many laughs and inside jokes and quotes. I will hold them near and dear to my heart. You’ll never be forgotten.

  14. David Holes September 15, 2020 at 8:10 am - Reply

    I met Jenny while i worked at R.J. Bailey and right from the jump i could tell she was good people. She was very committed to her niece and her job which i respected very much, on top of just being cool and down to earth. I wish her family the very best.

  15. Jill Post September 15, 2020 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Jenny was such a warm and caring person and advocate for all of the children. She made work a brighter place with her smile and enthusiasm. Jenny will be in our hearts forever and your family is in my prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  16. Donna Eduardo September 15, 2020 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Jenny was my student when she was in grad school then my colleague at her first SLP job then my friend. She was funny and quick witted. We lost touch over the years however hearing about her passing brought me great sadness. May everyone who knew her and loved her be comforted by happy memories. May she Rest In Peace. I love you Jenny. I will miss you ♥️

  17. Sarah Banner and Adam Dub September 15, 2020 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Jenny was such an amazing person. She was so helpful, kind, caring and involved with my child, our family and so many other wonderful children and their families.
    She was so positive and connected to everyone around her and we are deeply saddened by her loss. She will be missed immensely and our hearts and prayers go out to her entire family and friends.

  18. Eileen Karlik September 15, 2020 at 11:37 am - Reply

    Dear Jane and family,
    I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful Jenny. I am praying that she is resting in peace and that you find peace and strength to go on each day loving each other.

  19. Dr. Tahira A. DuPree Chase September 15, 2020 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    The Greenburgh Central School District Family extends its condolences to Jenny’s family, friends and those left to mourn this amazing young lady. Jenny left an indelible mark on our school district. She will remain in our hearts forever.

  20. Chaz Busuttil September 15, 2020 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Jen was funny, unapologetically honest, and cared about her students and friends. She will be missed greatly by us all.

  21. Jafel Cummings September 15, 2020 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I want to send my condolences and prayers to Jenny’s family. I met her working at RJB and she was also my son’s therapist. Her presence will definitely be missed.

  22. Leah Doster September 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    There are no words to describe the pain, the overwhelming feeling!! My heart is very heavy Jenny was a wonderful person and a better friend. She will truly be missed. Please accept my deepest condonolences

    Leah Doster

  23. Susan and Brian Bayly September 15, 2020 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Dear Jane: We are so sad to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter, Jenny. We want you to know that we are thinking of you and all the family, and sending our love and deepest condolences.

    Susan and Brian

  24. Leah Doster September 15, 2020 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    There our no word to describe the pain & overwhelming feeling of losing a wonderful person & a better friend my heart is so heavy now!! Please accept my deepest condolences

    Leah Doster

  25. Jin Quintaneiro September 15, 2020 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jenny brought so much laughter and warmth into our classroom. Her smile always made us me feel so good. She inspired me to be a better teacher. I will miss her dearly.

  26. Jin Quintaneiro September 15, 2020 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jenny always brought so much warmth into our classroom. She always walked into the classroom with a big smile. She inspired me to be a better teacher. Her kindness and generosity will never be forgotten. We will miss her dearly.

  27. Wanda West September 15, 2020 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Jenny you bought so much wisdom and laughter to my days at RJ Bailey. We would have long talks about a lot of things and I always enjoyed your outlook. You were amazing with the kids I mean truly amazing. Your love and light will be greatly missed. Sleep my friend and co worker may your soul be at peace. My sincerest condolences to the family please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely,
    Wanda West

  28. Wanda West September 15, 2020 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    My deepest and most sincere condolences 🙏

  29. Jin Quintaneiro September 15, 2020 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jenny always brought such warmth into our classroom. Her smile and kindness will never be forgotten. We will all miss her deeply.

  30. Carmelita Rivera September 15, 2020 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    May you R.I.P. and our sincerest condolences to my nephew Kahlil and all the family, This is not something we want to live, Very sad…. God give serenity to all.

  31. Glennelle Matterson September 15, 2020 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    Jenny, you were such a light. This is such a loss to the Greenburgh Family… Nobody knew, but You always kept up with me, even after Bailey.. You will be missed♥️😔

    Matterson

  32. Dana Guzzo September 15, 2020 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Our deepest condolences. Jenny was always the kid you could look to for a good laugh. Always lighthearted and free spirited. I have many fond memories of Jenny growing up with her in Pocantico. My she Rest In Peace.

  33. Akeeya Day September 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Im so sorry to the Elber Family. You have my deepest condolences. Jenny was one in a million. She will truly be missed.

  34. Nurse Baratta September 15, 2020 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Jenny filled our lives with her beautiful smile and willingness to be the best person that she could be at the RJB School. Jenny was a co-worker who I enjoyed working and being with. I will truly miss her. I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Elber Family at this time of grief and pray for strength, perseverance and courage for you. Please hold sweet memories of her in your heart.

  35. Michele Dasilva September 15, 2020 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    Dear Jenny
    We are so sad to hear of your passing. You loved our Lia and you will forever be in our hearts.
    Rest In Peace. Love Rui, Michele and Lia DaSilva

  36. Martha Baratta September 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Jenny filled our lives with her amazing smile and the willingness to be the best person that she could be. Jenny was a co-worker whom I enjoyed working with and being with. I will truly miss her. I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this hour of grief and pray for you to have strength, perseverance and courage during this time. Stay strong.

  37. Alicemarie Tennyson September 15, 2020 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Jenny was a one of kind and I am a better person for having known her. She was an integral part of my routine at RJ Bailey. Her door was always open and I looked forward to starting each day with a brief conversation and laugh before work. My condolences to all of Jenny’s family members and friends. May you find the strength to overcome your loss and may Jenny rest in peace.

  38. Takoya Martin September 15, 2020 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    You were a mentor and a friend to my children. We will miss you so much. May the family hold their memories of you close and know that they all have an angel walking with them. Ms. Elber was a ray of sunshine.

  39. Judie Mirra September 15, 2020 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Jenny’s smile and laughter lit up the room. I remember how happy and excited she was at the Board meeting that was going to honor her achieving tenure .Caring and helping her students and colleagues was always a priority for her. Jennie will be greatly missed by so many. My sincere heartfelt condolences to the Elber family, her RJ Bailey Family and her many friends. Keep your memories of her close to your heart. RIP sweet Jenny.

  40. Miriam Bernabei September 16, 2020 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I am heartbroken. Jenny was a dedicated creative teacher and a supportive colleague with a bright welcoming smile. My deepest condolences to her family ❤️.

  41. Laura Sweet September 16, 2020 at 6:52 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss

  42. Sandy and Chuck Robbins September 16, 2020 at 9:21 am - Reply

    We remember the day Jenny was born. Dennis came to our apartment so excited. He was so happy for his first born. Although time has passed and we haven’t seen each other in awhile, our hearts are broken for you all going through this horrible loss. May you all find some peace in the special memories you have of Jenny ❤️

  43. Robin Alves September 16, 2020 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Jenny was so filled with light. Seeing her smile and laugh would always brighten my day. I will miss exchanging cool lip balms we would find. Talking about all things science fiction and movies we loved or wanted to see. I will truly miss her and know that she will be in my heart forever.
    I wish to extend my condolences to Jenny’s family during this difficult time. She was such a wonderful person. My prayers are with you.

  44. Robin Alves September 16, 2020 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Jenny you will be missed. We love you and miss you.

  45. Gale Nardi September 16, 2020 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    I will truly miss Jenny so much!. I always looked forward to seeing her at the end of the day when she’d share all her pictures of Nina with me. She had such a generous heart, a loving spirit, an infectious smile and was always there to give a lending hand when anyone needed it. My sincere condolences to her family. Know that she was so very loved & will live in our hearts forever. My heart is broken.

  46. Franz Johnson September 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Sorry for the loss of a very good lady. Rest In Peace Jenny.

  47. Franz Johnson September 16, 2020 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    May this light shine as bright as your smile Jenny.

  48. Kerrie Hudson September 16, 2020 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss my prayers are with the family.

  49. Debra Morrison Davis September 16, 2020 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Condolences and prayers for the Elber family. Rest easy, dear friend.

  50. Dale R Bradley September 16, 2020 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    My sincere condolences are extended to Jenny’s loved ones both in and out of the Greenburgh district. She will be missed and remembered.

  51. Bob lance September 16, 2020 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Of all the people I met along the way, you were one of the soulful real ones. Singing with me at school or calling to come up and get a bottle of seltzer at school, I can’t express or understand this loss. One thing I’m sure of, God has a special place for you in heaven! For me, as the old song says, you’ll always be “ My Special Angle “.

  52. Michelle Sutton September 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the whole family. I have the best memories with Jenny from high school. Except for the time we got lost in the woods, that was scary but because of that day and because anytime I run into anyone from my teenage years it is mentioned, I will always have that memory with Jenny along with countless laughs and good times. My heart is hearting that she is no longer here. Rest easy my friend.

  53. Nicole Mangum September 16, 2020 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    Rest in Peace. We will miss your vibrant spirit ❤️

    My deepest condolences to the family.

  54. Nicole Re September 16, 2020 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Sending all my love to Jenny and her family this evening.

  55. Ana Gibson September 16, 2020 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    I will always remember your beautiful smile, your kind heart ,our conversations during lunch. I won’t forget how you treated my son Roman with love, patience and understanding that meant everything to me, I’m sure all your students including my Son Roman, my Granddaughters Ariana, and Gianna will always remember you with a smile in their heart ❤️
    Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again. Holding you close..

  56. Joanne DePinto September 16, 2020 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I did not know Jenny personally but what I do know is that every time I ever saw her in any of the GCSD buildings, she would always give me a warm and welcoming smile and say hello. I was so touched by all the above comments. She sounds like she was an amazing soul and left an indelible mark on all she encountered. RIP Jenny. Continue to shine your beautiful light from above. God bless your family.

  57. Natasha Jackson September 16, 2020 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    When I began working at RJ Bailey School last year, I was going through a really difficult time in my life. I was able to get comfort in talking with you Jenny about everything and we would talk on the phone and text each other and laugh and you gave great advice. You really were a great coworker who became a friend. I’m really going to miss you and being able to text or come to your room to see you and laugh and joke and tell random funny stories. I’m so heartbroken. Keeping your family in prayer. I love you Jenny. Forever in our hearts. Love, Natasha Jackson

  58. Mrs Garth September 16, 2020 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Although I have worked with you briefly, you showed great passion to your work with children in the district. Your smile and upbeat attitude n jokes will be missed.

  59. Lenore Rotanelli September 16, 2020 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Jenny was a special person that always lifted you up…we often enjoyed laughing together and sharing stories about our girls. I will miss seeing her walk into the library with her bright smile at RJBailey. Rest in peace Jenny we really loved you.

  60. Shami Singh September 17, 2020 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Jenny was my neighbor and a beautiful soul. What a loss of a great bright and sweet human being. Too early to lose someone of her caliber. My heart goes out to the family especially the mother. How do you fill that void. God rest her soul in heaven and may she rest in peace. I had the opportunity to with with her two summers in Summer school in Greenburgh and she was such an amazing OT. RIP

  61. Jessica Mastrangelo September 17, 2020 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Me deepest condolences to Jenny’s family. She was a caring and dedicated colleague and a pleasure to know.

  62. Dana Lee September 17, 2020 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Your light forever shines….

  63. Vincent DeMaria September 17, 2020 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Jenny was one of the best people I had the honor of calling a friend ! She will be missed greatly !

  64. Annette Waschin September 17, 2020 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Jenny was a beautiful person. Always smiling and helping. We worked together on meeting for the district. My sincere condolences to her family, friends, and coworkers.

  65. Elizabeth Popoola September 17, 2020 at 9:55 am - Reply

    People of Faith find HELP in the knowledge that “the eternal GOD is our refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms”. The all-sufficient GOD is trustworthy at all times and in ALL situations!!!
    Praying that Jenny Elber is Resting Peacefully in the Bosom of the LORD!! I miss your smile so much!
    Rest In Perfect Peace!

  66. Emma Calero September 17, 2020 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Ms. Elber was such a sweet and wonderful human being. She was always supportive and loving to the students and parents whom had the pleasure to work with her. May God Rest Her Soul🙏🏼!
    The Calero Family

  67. Arelys Frias September 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    May prayers are with the family, god may her RIP.

  68. Angela Northrup September 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Dear Jane and Jenny’s family members, I am so sorry for the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter. I hope you can find peace during this difficult time.

  69. Efee Quigley September 17, 2020 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    My deepest condolences to you and your family Jane. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  70. Anthony September 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    To the Elber Family, I’m So deeply sorry for your loss my condolences, with deepest Sympathy … Gone way to soon..🙏🏼

    – Anthony Rocco.

  71. David & Angela Warner September 17, 2020 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family for the tremendous loss of Jenny. You will be in our prayers during this difficult time.

  72. Vicki Kravitz September 17, 2020 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Jenny was always willing to go the extra mile with a warm and gracious smile. Her presence will be missed by all who knew her and my deepest sympathies go out to her family. May the memories be a constant comfort.

  73. Karen Orefice September 17, 2020 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to not only work with Jenny but also have a friendship. When she walked into the room, not only the children’s faces got excited; but mine did as well. She was quick witted and her humor; no matter the occasion, was on point. She was dedicated to children; constantly advocating for them. We shared a lot of personal experiences together! I will miss her greatly, think of her often, and pray for the family daily

  74. Tara Rocker Yokos September 18, 2020 at 12:49 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Jenny. I went to high school with her. I took a creative writing class with her and remember that she was smart and funny, and I liked her. My heartfelt condolences.

  75. Patricia McNamara September 19, 2020 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    When Jenny and I first met, I knew early on she would be a very special person in my life. We knew each other before Gburgh, as we both worked per diem. As I watched her interaction with kids, I was in awe to witness her compassion, humor, and skillful delivery of her craft. I knew that we needed her at Gburgh, so when the position at RJB was posted, she naturally assumed her place in that building with an ease and grace unlike no other. My position at work was to mentor her so we were in frequent contact, but our relationship quickly became so much more than our assigned roles. We bonded very quickly. Our laughter was uncontrollable and often occurred at the most inopportune moments. All we had to do was make eye contact, and we immediately knew what the other was thinking. No words needed. She was the most fun, loyal and brilliant friend ever. She always knew the perfect thing to say with the utmost sincerity. People felt good when they were with her. Jenny had a very protective side to her too. I could tell her anything. She not only kept it in her vault, but she was a master at problem solving. If I was upset about something, or just on one of my rants, she would magically appear at my door to make sure that I was ok as she listened and was just there for me. Our mutual love for Freddie Mercury extended to Kiera as our plans to see Almost Queen were crushed more than twice by Covid. We had so many plans that just never happened. I recall when she asked me to find out if my husband could build her a Tiny Home, that she saw on HGTV. Even though he strongly advised against it and gave his reasons, she waived off his protests and said that once she found the property, she would contact him to start the project. She told me that she didn’t care what she needed to get rid of, to fit her things in her Tiny Home, because it would be her dream come true. That conversation was my reminder that Jenny didn’t value possessions. She valued people; she valued her time with people. She valued the joy they brought to her life, and more importantly, the joy she brought to everyone’s life. My last words to her on Friday were, I love you, not thinking this was it, but thinking that she needed to know how loved she truly was.
    Sleep in Peace my sweet Jenny. I will miss you and love you forever.

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