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GEORGE WARREN JANDACEK

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Jandacek, George Warren
Sep. 8, 1924 - Oct. 21, 2012
Born in Chicago, IL on Sept. 8, 1924 to George W and Margaret McCormick Jandacek. He served in the Army from 1943-46. The GI bill helped him earn a Chemical Engineering degree from Northwestern University in December, 1948. He enjoyed his successful 37 year career in the independent petroleum refinery business, living in Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, California, and Maryland throughout that period.
George also worked with UOP 1949-1952; Independent Refining from 1952 -1953; Deep Rock in Oklahoma and SunRay Oil in Texas from 1953 - 1964. He was vice president and later, president of Clark Oil and Refining Corp from 1964 - 1978. He worked for Tosco Corp in Los Angeles in 1978 and 1979 as vice president of the refining group, then worked for Crown Central Petroleum Corp as executive vice-president, director, president and vice-chairman until his retirement in 1986.
He married Patricia Wyant Franzen on January 18, 1975 and they moved to Venice, FL in 1994. He was predeceased by his ex-wife, Joanne Leahy Jandacek and is survived by wife, Patricia, two sisters, Marion Kenney and Margaret (Jon) Hawley; children James (Barbara) of Beaverton, OR, Jane Marquedant (Fred) Ervin, Springfield, IL, Steven, Madison, WI, and stepson Guy ( Allison) Franzen, Lenoir, NC; grandchildren Michelle Marquedant (Peter) Dyro, Alexandria, VA, Paul Jandacek, Beaverton, OR, Patrick, Elizabeth, Christopher, and John Franzen, and great-grandchildren Moxie, Zephyr and Nova Dyro. He is also survived by nephew Norman Kenney, and nieces Mary Ann Kenney, Janice Deal, Susan Thomson and Anne Zucchi. He and Pat spent years of pleasurable communing with others in Venice while playing golf at Waterford Golf Club. They are members of Grace United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at the church on Saturday, Oct. 27th at 10:30 am, followed by a luncheon.


Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2012
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