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#701412 - Fri Dec 29 2017 12:19 PM TC, passed away today
Gasman84470 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
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..
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#701420 - Fri Dec 29 2017 02:50 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
Damn cancer is just a relentless killer...
RIP Ted and condolences to your family...
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#701424 - Fri Dec 29 2017 03:59 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
redindianguy Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 28 2012
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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 .
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#701430 - Fri Dec 29 2017 05:53 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
I didn't know the man but always sad to hear of people's troubles within these pages.
Oh, and Cancer sucks!!!
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Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!

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#701431 - Fri Dec 29 2017 06:19 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
KL Bird Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 17 2012
Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad...
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.

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#701433 - Fri Dec 29 2017 06:27 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Corey1955 Online   content
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2017
Loc: Hamilton Ohio
Didn’t know the gentleman, my condolences to his family and friends.

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#701435 - Fri Dec 29 2017 06:45 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Corey1955]
JimT Online   content
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
sad news.

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#701436 - Fri Dec 29 2017 07:35 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Johnay Online   content
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Registered: Wed Jun 26 2013
Loc: Delhi Ontario Canada
Going to miss chatting with him. RIP Ted..
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#701437 - Fri Dec 29 2017 07:46 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
muntzman Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 12 2012
Loc: Vancouver, BC
Unexcelled Canadian globe knowledge. A real loss.

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#701439 - Fri Dec 29 2017 08:14 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Prayers to all friends and family for their loss
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Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#701446 - Fri Dec 29 2017 10:58 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
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
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#701456 - Sat Dec 30 2017 09:41 AM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
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!


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#701463 - Sat Dec 30 2017 10:44 AM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: K W FRITH]
redindianguy Offline
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Registered: Sat Jul 28 2012
Loc: Ontario, Canada

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!
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Follow the Red Indian Trail

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#701464 - Sat Dec 30 2017 11:00 AM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Hate to hear that! Rest In Peace my gas friend!
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#701466 - Sat Dec 30 2017 12:01 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
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.
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#701496 - Sat Dec 30 2017 09:03 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Rest In Peace. So sad... prayers are being sent his way..
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Braden Splichal


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#701519 - Sun Dec 31 2017 11:15 AM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
My condolences to his family and friends. RIP TC.
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#701533 - Sun Dec 31 2017 12:41 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
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.

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#701535 - Sun Dec 31 2017 02:21 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Tankar Online   content
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
Didn't know the man but sorry for your loss. Hate to hear about old gassers passing away.

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#701537 - Sun Dec 31 2017 02:46 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Prayers for family and friends from the Pierces.
Didn't know TC but from oldgas post another stand up guy that will be missed.
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#701538 - Sun Dec 31 2017 02:59 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
That's terrible news. Ted was very knowledgeable about globes and a great guy. Rest in peace!
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#701541 - Sun Dec 31 2017 03:38 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Rest in Peace, Ted.
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#701544 - Sun Dec 31 2017 03:50 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
BlkAngus Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 27 2012
Loc: Turtle Lake, ND
So sorry to hear, prayers with family
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#701823 - Thu Jan 04 2018 01:42 PM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
BryceG Online   content
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
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.
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#702439 - Sun Jan 14 2018 10:02 AM Re: TC, passed away today [Re: Gasman84470]
Curtisstewart Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 13 2013
Loc: Windsor ON Canada & Detroit MI...
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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