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TC, passed away today

Posted By: Gasman84470

TC, passed away today - Fri Dec 29 2017 05:19 PM

Ted Czerechowicz (TC) an avid O&G collector passed away today after a short illness with cancer. He was a collector of all things oil and gas but especially Canadian Companies and those with Canadian roots like Cities Service. He was very skilled with his hands; he restored pumps, lubesters and corvettes. A great guy who was willing to help those who asked-he like all the others who've passed on recently, will be missed.

Here's a picture and a story; he's the fellow on the right..
https://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=565222&page=3
Posted By: minuteman

Re: TC, passed away today - Fri Dec 29 2017 07:50 PM

Damn cancer is just a relentless killer...
RIP Ted and condolences to your family...
Posted By: redindianguy

Re: TC, passed away today - Fri Dec 29 2017 08:59 PM

This is terrible , sad news for all globe lovers especially . he gave his time and knowledge without question . He was one big awesome old time guy . So much knowledge of original globes . My deepest sympathy To Lynne and family . A sad day .
Posted By: Steven C.

Re: TC, passed away today - Fri Dec 29 2017 10:53 PM

I didn't know the man but always sad to hear of people's troubles within these pages.
Oh, and Cancer sucks!!!
Posted By: KL Bird

Re: TC, passed away today - Fri Dec 29 2017 11:19 PM

My condolences to Ted's family and friends. Ted would call me up every now and then just to talk gas and oil. He purchased a Shell globe(I think Matt has it now?) at a local auction that I attended and I picked it up and kept it for him until he was heading back from work to Ontario. I picked him up at the airport and we came back to my place for a few hours and he showed me pictures of this collection and the restoration of his Corvette, then I took him back to the airport to head home. We had a great visit. Ted was truly one of the good ones. Very sad news.
Ken.
Posted By: Corey1955

Re: TC, passed away today - Fri Dec 29 2017 11:27 PM

Didn’t know the gentleman, my condolences to his family and friends.
Posted By: JimT

Re: TC, passed away today - Fri Dec 29 2017 11:45 PM

sad news.
Posted By: Johnay

Re: TC, passed away today - Sat Dec 30 2017 12:35 AM

Going to miss chatting with him. RIP Ted..
Posted By: muntzman

Re: TC, passed away today - Sat Dec 30 2017 12:46 AM

Unexcelled Canadian globe knowledge. A real loss.
Posted By: philmccauley

Re: TC, passed away today - Sat Dec 30 2017 01:14 AM

Prayers to all friends and family for their loss
Posted By: mcguffeyd1

Re: TC, passed away today - Sat Dec 30 2017 03:58 AM

God bless the family. Met TC at CTO show. Great person and will be missed for sure. Was a great pleasure to chat with.

Dan
Posted By: K W FRITH

Re: TC, passed away today - Sat Dec 30 2017 02:41 PM

Shocking news for me! I knew Ted very well but was not aware that he was having health problems!
We had an obvious connection with Cities Service items and of course, especially Cities globes. Ted has a collection of Cities globes that is just awesome! There are several very rare globes in his collection that I have never seen anywhere else. Ted also loved Cities Service signage and would pick up a piece now and then, but his real love was the globes.
A few years back when Ted decided to sell off a few of his excess globes to allow him to concentrate on Cities Service, I bought a couple of rare globes from him, and rather than ship these globes, Ted simply boxed them all up and loaded them into his vehicle and headed out for a VERY BIG road trip! He had a lot of deliveries to make here in the US and he was on a mission!
He got to my place in the late evening and since we have a nice guest room here at the house, Ted settled in for some serious rest before heading west the next morning with the rest of his deliveries! We were up early and finished up the business portion of the visit before touring my collection and spending some time on discussion about the collectibles hobby!
I treasure that time that we had as collectors and friends and sharing our wisdom of the collectibles hobby. Ted truly was a gentle giant and one of the nicest people I have ever met. The world lost one of its better assets when he passed and he will truly be missed by those that had a personal connection with him. People like Ted just don't come around very often. I feel privileged to have known him. Rest in peace TED.

Here is a picture of Ted & I in my shop that afternoon of his big road trip!

Attached picture Kevin & Ted Czerechowicz.JPG
Posted By: redindianguy

Re: TC, passed away today - Sat Dec 30 2017 03:44 PM


Kev , we talked about your place and that trip . I know he really appreciated you . Thnaks for showing this great picture . " Big Ted " rip peace buddy .






Originally Posted By K W FRITH
Shocking news for me! I knew Ted very well but was not aware that he was having health problems!
We had an obvious connection with Cities Service items and of course, especially Cities globes. Ted has a collection of Cities globes that is just awesome! There are several very rare globes in his collection that I have never seen anywhere else. Ted also loved Cities Service signage and would pick up a piece now and then, but his real love was the globes.
A few years back when Ted decided to sell off a few of his excess globes to allow him to concentrate on Cities Service, I bought a couple of rare globes from him, and rather than ship these globes, Ted simply boxed them all up and loaded them into his vehicle and headed out for a VERY BIG road trip! He had a lot of deliveries to make here in the US and he was on a mission!
He got to my place in the late evening and since we have a nice guest room here at the house, Ted settled in for some serious rest before heading west the next morning with the rest of his deliveries! We were up early and finished up the business portion of the visit before touring my collection and spending some time on discussion about the collectibles hobby!
I treasure that time that we had as collectors and friends and sharing our wisdom of the collectibles hobby. Ted truly was a gentle giant and one of the nicest people I have ever met. The world lost one of its better assets when he passed and he will truly be missed by those that had a personal connection with him. People like Ted just don't come around very often. I feel privileged to have known him. Rest in peace TED.

Here is a picture of Ted & I in my shop that afternoon of his big road trip!
Posted By: Jarvis

Re: TC, passed away today - Sat Dec 30 2017 04:00 PM

Hate to hear that! Rest In Peace my gas friend!
Posted By: Craig Osbeck

Re: TC, passed away today - Sat Dec 30 2017 05:01 PM

True knowledge in this hobby is passing from one time to another. The people who have helped our hobby for years are slowing moving on to a better place. We need to have that knowledge passed on to keep that knowledge from dying. Sorry to hear of his passing, may his family keep the memory of his life in their hearts.
Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Dec 31 2017 02:03 AM

Rest In Peace. So sad... prayers are being sent his way..
Posted By: MetroPetro

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Dec 31 2017 04:15 PM

My condolences to his family and friends. RIP TC.
Posted By: Rabbitman

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Dec 31 2017 05:41 PM

So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I didn't know him personally but a few years ago I bought a mint Blue Sunoco globe from him for my MS70/pole light project. I was a little apprehensive to have such a nice globe shipped from Canada but he assured me it would get to me in one piece. When it arrived I could see why he was so confident. I think it would have survived anything short of a bulldozer running over it! I still have the globe on the shelf although the pump project is still "next on the list"....Rest in Peace Ted and condolences to the family.
Posted By: Tankar

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Dec 31 2017 07:21 PM

Didn't know the man but sorry for your loss. Hate to hear about old gassers passing away.
Posted By: Loyd Pierce

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Dec 31 2017 07:46 PM

Prayers for family and friends from the Pierces.
Didn't know TC but from oldgas post another stand up guy that will be missed.
Posted By: Lastgas15

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Dec 31 2017 07:59 PM

That's terrible news. Ted was very knowledgeable about globes and a great guy. Rest in peace!
Posted By: Oldgas

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Dec 31 2017 08:38 PM

Rest in Peace, Ted.
Posted By: BlkAngus

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Dec 31 2017 08:50 PM

So sorry to hear, prayers with family
Posted By: BryceG

Re: TC, passed away today - Thu Jan 04 2018 06:42 PM

I am just now seeing this after seeing Teds name on the list of collectors that have passed. Very sorry to hear this. I spoke with Ted quite a few times on the phone, we did quite a few trades. And talked to him multiple times at CTO.

Sorry to hear this news, I had knew he recently was diagnosed with a form of cancer, but did not know it was this severe. My thoughts are with his family.
Posted By: Curtisstewart

Re: TC, passed away today - Sun Jan 14 2018 03:02 PM

Very sad to hear.. Didn't know many people on here, but Ted was one of the few people that I talked to quite a bit, talked to him at lots of shows and he would always be my "expert" when I had a question about globes. Really sad to hear this rest easy Ted
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