Michele Kellermann

September 9, 1941 - December 26, 2023

Michele Kellermann passed away on December 26, 2023. Michele was born on September 9, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA, the daughter of Max and Pauline Melnicoff. Following three years at Temple University, where she was active in student affairs and represented her school in a national mock UN event, Michele moved to Pasadena, California with her then husband, Edward Fomalont. Upon graduation from UCLA with a BA in History, she began her lifelong career in education teaching school in the small rural village of Green Bank, WV. Michele received her Master’s degree in reading from the University of West Virginia, and later moved to Charlottesville, VA where she married Kenneth Kellermann. She taught Language Arts at Walker Middle School and later became the Language Arts Coordinator for the Charlottesville City Public School system. Prior to her retirement as an educator, Michele learned to play golf, and became the captain of her Women of Birdwood (WOBs) golf team as well as the coordinator of the Jefferson Women’s Golf League monthly tournaments. In addition to golf, Michele enjoyed skiing trips with her family and relished relating the time when she innocently hitched a ride to the Lake Tahoe ski slopes with the famous downhill racer Jean-Claude Killy. She was also a vociferous reader, and for many years participated in several book clubs. Michele enjoyed watching sports events, and proudly organized the annual trip to the Outer Banks for her extended family. She was very active in the Charlottesville-Albemarle Area League of Women Voters, where she served on the Board of Directors and was the editor of the League Newsletter and the League webmaster.Michele was pre-deceased by her brother Norman, and leaves behind her husband of 32 years, Kenneth Kellermann of Charlottesville, VA, her children Jessica Fomalont of Greenbelt, MD, her son Paul Fomalont of Leysin, Switzerland, her stepdaughter Sarah Kelsey, son-in-law Tim Kelsey, and granddaughter, Carter Kelsey. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A celebration of Michele’s life will be held at a later date. Contributions in Michele’s memory can be made to The First Tee https://firstteevirginiablueridge.org/.