Former Court Clerk Michael Foreman Dies at 71

Posted: October 31, 2012

WINCHESTER -- Michael M. Foreman, a Winchester community leader from the classroom to the boardroom to the court room, died Tuesday night at Winchester Medical Center after a short illness. He was 71.

An amateur historian with a diminutive build, but larger-than-life personality, Foreman seemingly knew everything about Winchester and everyone in it. Many will remember him for his sharp intellect and sense of humor.

Professionally, Foreman was clerk of the Winchester Circuit Court for 28 years before retiring at the end of 2003.

Prior to that, he was primarily a social studies teacher, most of the time at Handley High School, from which he graduated in 1959.

He served on Winchester City Council from 1972-75.

He continued to teach history, as a lecturer, after his retirement and served on various government and nonprofit boards and committees.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Omps Funeral Home in Winchester. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday also at Omps Funeral Home. 

Read Thursday’s Winchester Star for more on Foreman’s life.