Joseph Andorka

Mr. Andorka organized publicity departments in ODOT's 12 districts. He retired in 1983. While working with ODOT in Columbus, he started the department's first anti-litter and Arbor Day programs.

He also was an assistant football, basketball and track coach for Akron East High School and coached Anderson Rubber in the Akron YMCA Industrial League, which won district and state basketball titles. He was a boxing and fencing instructor and part-time publicist at the Akron Central YMCA. He was public relations director for the Ohio Optimist Clubs.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church of Canton and All Saints Catholic Church of Canton.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth "Belle" (Biranoski); daughters, Mrs. Dean (Patricia) Allomong of Bryan, Ohio and Sandra of Canton; and brother John F. (Margaret M) of Canton.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Welch-Sekeres-Lewis Funeral Home, 2523 Tuscarawas St., West, in Canton, where a prayer service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Canton. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Massillon.

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