The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


August 8, 2013

Stephan Fodale

Stephan Peter Fodale, 60, was born July 26, 1953, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Peter and Delores (Stroth) Fodale. He died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.

Mr. Fodale began a lifelong career with Chrysler Motors, first in Ann Arbor and in 1982, followed his employer's move to Alabama. He loved the change in temperatures when he moved to Alabama and fell in love with the Tennessee River, living along it for many of his years. His special love was reserved for his lovely dog, Storm.

Mr. Fodale was preceded in death by his parents, and younger brother, Daniel Fodale.

Survivors include his son, Stephan Fodale of Ypsilanti, Mich.; fiancée, Bobbie Sue Conway of Valley; sister, Kathleen Wiley of Ypsilanti; brother, Michael and wife Holly of Marquette, Mich.; and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at, by phone at 800-242-8721 or by mail to: American Heart Association,

In Memory of Stephan P. Fodale, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.

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