by | Jun 22, 2018 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Reva Kelberg passed away on June 6, 2018.

Ms. Kelberg was born April 14, 1935 in Norfolk. She settled in Virginia Beach where she and her beloved husband of 56 years, Lee Kelberg raised their two children, Sharon Kelberg Shutler and Jeffrey Kelberg.

Ms. Kelberg pursued a lifelong commitment to educating all children. In 1967, Ms. Kelberg was the first woman appointed to the Virginia Beach School board on which she ably served for 15 years. During that time, she was the school board’s representative to WHRO TV. Later, she received a master’s degree from Old Dominion University and joined the staff of the Old Dominion University Writing Center where she taught and advocated for students with learning disabilities from 1982 through 1984. She took joy in tutoring and mentoring elementary school students.

She adored her grandchildren, Natalie and Virginia, daughters of Sharon and Rob Shutler and Trudy and Miriam, daughters of Jeff and Faye Kelberg. She passionately loved dogs. Ms. Kelberg was an avid sports fan, rarely missing a televised Washington Nationals game. She was loving, generous, ever-curious, and kind. Ms. Kelberg was the daughter of Minnie Swersky Friedman and Robert Friedman. She attended Maury High School and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts in English.

A funeral service was held at H.D. Oliver Funeral Chapel. Donations may be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA.