Alexan­der Charles An­drew Fodor

The Mercury News - - Obituaries & In Memoriams -

Fe­bru­ary 2, 1988 - Novem­ber 4, 2018 Palo Alto, Cal­i­for­nia

Alexan­der (Zan­der) Fodor passed away Novem­ber 4, 2018 on the Sonoma Coast. Alexan­der was study­ing de­vel­op­men­tal bi­ol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton and plan­ning a fu­ture with his girl­friend when he suf­fered a tragic ac­ci­dent. Zan­der will be sorely missed by his fam­ily, friends and col­leagues.

Zan­der was born in Berke­ley, Cal­i­for­nia and moved with his fam­ily to Palo Alto, Cal­i­for­nia in 1989 where he grew into a young man full of char­ac­ter with a zest for life. As a child, Alexan­der loved all as­pects of na­ture and was al­ways find­ing and help­ing lost an­i­mals. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from Palo Alto High School in 2006, he at­tended Franklin and Mar­shall Col­lege where he stud­ied Bi­ol­ogy and Evo­lu­tion. His pas­sion and love of an­i­mals drove an am­bi­tion to be near the sea and pur­sue re­search in in­ver­te­brate bi­ol­ogy. He en­tered the grad­u­ate pro­gram in Bi­ol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton where he com­pleted his Mas­ter of Science and was pur­su­ing a doc­tor­ate study­ing tu­ni­cate de­vel­op­ment at Fri­day Har­bor Lab­o­ra­to­ries. Zan­der es­pe­cially en­joyed teach­ing younger stu­dents and ex­plor­ing bio­di­ver­sity and re­search with the many vis­i­tors of Fri­day Har­bor.

Alexan­der is sur­vived by two broth­ers, Ni­cholas and Lu­cas, his mother and fa­ther, Janelle and Stephen, grand­par­ents, Waldene and Larry Benoit, part­ner Teresa Schaut and many lov­ing aunts, un­cles and cousins. A re­mem­brance and cel­e­bra­tion of his life will be held at the fam­ily home in Palo Alto, Satur­day 8th of De­cem­ber.

A fund has been es­tab­lished in his mem­ory to sup­port grad­u­ate stu­dents at Fri­day Har­bor Lab­o­ra­to­ries. Con­tri­bu­tions can be made through the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton on­line (web link: https://www.wash­ing­ton. edu/giv­ing/make-a-gift/?source_­typ=3&source=FHLDIS), or by mail­ing checks to:

Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton

Box 355055

Seat­tle, WA 98195

Please ad­dress checks to “Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton” and add: “In mem­ory of Alexan­der Fodor” in the memo line.

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