Adam Ramsay Michael
Adam Ramsay Michael was born November 16th, 1977 in Nashville, Tennessee as the first born to Susan and Paul Michael. First grandson to Blossom and Gerald Averbuch, he was the oldest of 6 cousins and easy to look up to. Brilliant and likeable, Adam easily made friends and excelled in everything he attempted. He graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy, a school he loved, and as the quintessential student he even literally became the "poster boy," featured prominently in their 1996 recruitment poster. Adam went to Duke University and majored in History, graduating with honors in 2000. After returning to MBA to teach high school history for 2 years, Adam attended Hastings law school in Berkeley, California. He transferred to Vanderbilt University one year later to complete his Juris Doctorate, promptly serving as the Public Defender for Sumner county for 2 years. Yearning for a change in career where he could actively give back to the community, Adam became a development officer for Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music, followed by his most recent employment at the Nature Conservancy of Tennessee.
Despite his various accomplishments, Adam remained grounded and focused on his number one priority : family. He has three daughters, Avery, Madelyn, and Vera. They were the lights of his life and he consistently said that being their father was what brought him the most joy in this world. He was a voracious reader and will be remembered for his unparalleled intelligence, his love of Vanderbilt sports and the Tennessee Titans, his incredible fatherhood, and the deep love with which he served his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul R Michael, MD, and his aunt, Helaine Fuldauer, and his grandfather, Gerald Averbuch. He is survived by his mother, Susan Michael, his sister, Brooke Kain, his daughters Avery (6), Madelyn (4), Vera (18 months), former wife Susan, his fiance Ana Kuzmi, his uncle Mark Averbuch and aunt Shelley Averbuch , his uncle Larry Fuldauer, and four cousins Jared Averbuch (Mackenzie), Cutler Averbuch (Liza), Jeff Fuldauer, and Kacey Millard (Tony). A service will be held at Congregation Micah Friday, November 25th at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers please send contributions in Adam's name to the Nature Conservancy of Tennessee, Vanderbilt Blair School of Music, Congregation Micah, or a charity of your choice
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