Fal F. de Saint Phalle ’68 died on February 28, 2021 in Ocala, Florida.
(The following was published by the Florida Times-Union on March 5, 2021)
Fal de Saint Phalle, 74, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, died on February 28, 2021 as a result of a traffic accident in Ocala, Florida.
Fal was born in New York City on October 13, 1946, to parents Rosemond Frame and Thibaut de Saint Phalle. He attended Portsmouth Priory School ’64, Bowdoin College ’68 and Columbia Business School ’71. He worked for more than twenty years as an international banker at First Fidelity Bank in London and Philadelphia, and then twelve years at the Dutch leasing firm De Lage Landen designing, implementing and monitoring credit scoring and decision analytics. At his death, Fal was president of Saint Phalle & Associates, a consultancy concentrating on credit management and credit decision systems.
A kind, caring and fun loving man, Fal was happiest in the outdoors, hiking, fishing, and kayaking. His many outdoor adventures included a walk across the United States over a two-year period in the 90’s; kayaking from the top of the Chesapeake Bay to Charleston, S.C. to mark his retirement; and walking the pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 2014. Fal was also well known for loving sub-zero camping equipment, small watercraft and cold beer.
Throughout his professional life Fal devoted time and resources to charities such as the Ronald McDonald House, community organizations such as the Score business mentorship program, and was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Fal is survived by his partner of twenty-two years, Grace Krachuk; his son Robert (Zoe Culbertson) and grandson Leo; his brothers Pierre (Ellen) and Marc (Karen); his sisters Therese and Diane Russell; his stepmother Mariana and stepsiblings Eileen Oakford (Scott), John Smith (Diane), Eleanor and Helen Smith; his adopted children Paul Krachuk (Melanie) and Coleen VanLue (Gordon) and adopted grandchildren Sophie, Samuel, David and Brian; as well as twelve nieces and nephews.