Adrian Tudorica

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Adrian Tudorica

November 30, 1940 - September 08, 2018

Adrian Tudorica, 77, of Terre Haute, passed away on September 8, 2018 at the IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on November 30, 1940 in Tulcea, Romania.
He studied at the School of Architecture in Bucharest, Romania, and graduated in 1969. In 1982 he came to the United States, was granted exile status, and subsequently became an American citizen. Although he never returned to Romania, he was keen to play with etymologies to show that his native language and culture descended from Latin and Rome. As an architect Adrian was responsible for the designing, creation, and restoration of numerous buildings, churches, and schools throughout Indiana, which will stand as a durable testament to his talent and time on earth. Among the first structures erected by him in faith and love were the Summer Pavilion for worship at the Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives-Junction, Michigan, and the All Saints Orthodox Christian Church in Bloomington, Indiana.
A truly devout Christian, his life was guided by the word of God. His dedication to the Catholic Church was made visible in the last two decades by his daily attendance at Holy Mass and prayer of the Rosary, years served as an altar server at the Carmelite Monastery, position as Supernumerary in Opus Dei, and early morning hours spent weekly at St. Patrick's Church Adoration Chapel. His faith particularly shines through the tremendous amount of love and care he took of his family, and in his resilience and extraordinary powers of endurance in times of suffering. His unfathomable curiosity, desire to solve problems, and his outstanding cooking, sharp sense of humor, wisdom, and various catch phrases like "water is never good, even in shoes" and "in vino veritas" will be profoundly missed by his family and friends. He was a man of strength and dignity with a sweet, stoic soul and a huge heart.
Adrian was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucia and his son, Radu, and by his father, Vasile and his mother, Ioana.
He is survived by his wife Larysa, his son Jacob, his daughter Joanne, his sister, Olga, and his grandchildren Isabella and Madeline.
The visitation will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at St. Joseph University Parish Catholic Church and a Requiem Mass will be celebrated directly after visitation hours. The burial ceremony will take place following the Mass at Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana. Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street. For tributes and funeral information please visit
Published on September 10, 2018
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113 South 5th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807

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St. Joseph University Parish

113 South 5th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807


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Misia i Andrzej z dziecmi
Sep 13, 2018
Kochani Lilko, Joasiu, Kubusiu i Olgo,

niech smutek naszego rozstania z Adrianem rozjasnia wiara, ze po dlugich cierpieniach Adrian zaznaje zasluzonego spokoju w bliskosci dobrego Boga,
wstawiajac sie za nami, tak jak i my modlimy sie za niego. Oby Pan Bog wysluchal Jego prosb o poprawe
tego swiata, o kleske klamstwa i zwyciestwo prawdy i wiary. Adrian nalezal do osob, ktore nie dawaly sie
oszukac propagandzie nieokielznanego klamstwa, zapewne dlatego, iz podobnie jak my przezyl dziecinstwo i mlodosc w Systemie Zla i byl na klamstwo Koniecznego Postepu skutecznie uodporniony. Pozostawal wierny Prawdzie, Wierze i Tradycji. Rozmowy z Adrianem o sprawach tego swiata byly dla nas zawsze ciekawe
... i ubogacajace. Bedzie nam tego brakowalo.
Spij w pokoju Adrianie!

Dear Lilka, Joanna, Jacob and Olga,

let the grief of Adrian's leaving lights up our faith that passed his long suffering Adrian experiences now a deserved peaceful rest near the Good God, praying for us, as we are praying for him. Let God hears out Adrians prayers for a betterment of this world, for defeat of falsehood and trumph of the Truth and Faith. Adrian was a person who did not let making fool of himself by the propaganda of unbridled falsehood and "progress". He was faithful to the Truth, Faith and Tradition. We always
profited from interesting chats with Adrian about the "issues of this world". We will miss them and his opinions. Sleep in peace Adrian!
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Krzysiek & Magda
Sep 13, 2018
We remember wujek Adrian as a happy and smiling person.
Just some weeks ago, we had the opportunity to have a video chat with him where I introduced my wife.
During the chat, wujek Adrian communicated with my handicapped sister in a humorous way raising a big smile on her face. This was deeply moving.
We're sure that, right now, wujek Adrian is smiling at us from above immersed in prayers asking for God's grace for us all.
Our deepest condolences to Larysa, Olga, Joanna, Jakub and the whole family.

United in prayers,
Krzysiek and Magda
Mariusz Wojtowicz
Sep 12, 2018
Droga Largos,
Laczymy sie z Toba i Twoja rodzina w bolu i modlitwie po stracie meza.
Mariusz, Patricia i Sebastian Wojtowicz.