Veteran Times-Union editor Carole Fader remembered for her passion, versatility
Carole Fader, who broke barriers by becoming the first female sports editor in Florida Times-Union history during a career that spanned four decades, passed away on Nov. 27 at the age of 73.
Her brother, Ron Fader, said she died at Ascension St. Vincent’s Southside of heart failure after a long illness.
Fader cited the numerous tributes to his sister that quickly filled a Facebook posting on her passing.
“I was overwhelmed by how many people posted their sentiments in such a short amount of time, and how many people have offered to help me during this time,” he said. “It speaks volumes about how she was regarded as a boss, a mentor and a journalist who was passionate about her craft.”
Fader not only edited stories and worked with journalists from every section of the newspaper but was involved in projects such as the Times-Union’s annual Eve Awards and the high school journalism contest.