From the Middlesex Times-Dispatch August 13, 1999
Article ID 254367,1999,15,32,0087
by Samantha Rosenthal
Karen Pomeroy Monnitoff
A physics teacher from the prestigious Middlesex Ridge School
was killed yesterday evening in a hit and run accident. Dr.
Kenneth Monnitoff, 41, was driving his Volvo station wagon
down Old Gun Road when he was side-swiped and driven off the
road by an oncoming driver, colliding with a tree.
Authorities have been unable to locate the assailant, who
eye-witnesses report was driving a black sedan.
Monnitoff, a beloved figure in the community, graduated from
MIT in 1980. After a brief career working for NASA in their
Norfolk facility, he began to work with the CIA in Washington.
In the late eighties he left his government job and began
his teaching career.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Pomeroy Monnitoff, an English
professor at UVA, and their two children, Alice (7) and Mary
Funeral services are expected to be announced shortly.