Dr. Julian G. Andorka
December 9, 1921- January 1, 2013
Dr. Julian G. Andorka, a resident of Sun City Center, Fl., died January 1, 2013 at the Sun City center Hospice House.
He was born December 9, 1922 in Kaposvar, Hungary, the son of Gyula and Ethel Andorka.
He graduated from Army Cadet School and, in 1947, the St. Elizabeth University of Sciences, attaining degrees as Doctor of Law and political Sciences. During the Hungarian-Russian occupation after the Second World War, he crawled through the barbed wire fences and across the minefields of the Hungarian border to escape to Spain where he met his first wife Karin Palugyayi (Weichhardt).
He and Karin, along with her daughter, Rosemary and Veronica, immigrated to Canada in 1951; they married later that year in Toronto, Canada. While in Toronto, he worked for Sun Life Assurance Co., Canada and continued to advance his education. He received a diploma for Business Administration while he worked for John Inglis Co., Canada (Subsidiary of English Electric Co). He was the Marketing Research Director. In 1960 he and his family, transferred to Chicago, IL. He worked for Foote, Cone and Belding Advertising, as a Marketing Research Supervisor and then for Earl Ludgen & Co. Advertising Agency, as Marketing Research Director.
On October 12, 1965, he became an American Citizen. In 1966, from Stanford University, he received a graduate certificate from the School of Business on New Developments in Marketing Research. After Earl Ludgen and Co., he worked for Morton Salt Company as International Market Research Director and Finally, DePaul University as professor of Advertising and Market Research. In March, 1993 his wife Karin died of cancer. In 1994, he retired from DePaul University.
While on a cruise in 1997, he met Lucille Hearne of Salisbury, MD; they married in 1998 and later that year, he moved from Schaumburg, IL to Salisbury, MD. He and Lucille loved to travel the world; Europe, the Near East, the Far East, India and Australia.
In 2003, he and Lucille sold the house in Salisbury, MD and purchased their home in Sun City Center, Fl. During his later years, he authored a number of books.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Lucille in 2008; his adopted daughter, Rosemary (Scatcherd) in 1963, his sister Ester and his parents. Survivors include his adopted daughter Veronica (Willenius) of Roscoe, IL. His grand Children; Eric and Rachel (Frank), Kevin and Stacey (Frank), Jamie and Ray (Garcia), Catrina (Willenius) and great-grandchildren; Karen, E.J., Danielle, Ray, Damien, Brian, Deonna and Samantha.
The Family extends its great appreciation to Ms. Patricia Frey, Dr. Andorka’s Fiancee, for all her help and assistance during this very trying time.