In Loving Memory of Thaddeus "Ted" Wiecek (May 18, 1955 - July 8, 2023)
Thaddeus "Ted" Wiecek, a man of unwavering passion and dedication, left this world on July 8, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will forever inspire and touch the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Born on May 18, 1955, in Chicago to Polish immigrants, his life's journey was deeply rooted in a love for his heritage and a profound respect for his father, who survived the horrors of the Holocaust.
Ted's early years were shaped by a strong sense of service and leadership, as he found his calling within the Boy Scouts of America. Leading troops throughout Chicago, he nurtured the potential of countless young individuals, instilling in them values of compassion and integrity.
A man of artistic talents, Ted's love for dance drew him to become a cherished member of a Polish dance group. His performances not only showcased the beauty of his culture but also served as a bridge, connecting people from diverse backgrounds through the universal language of dance.
As an educator and professor of Mathematics, Ted's brilliance and dedication shone brightly for four decades within the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). He was a beacon of knowledge and inspiration for his students, shaping generations and guiding them towards brighter futures.
Ted's commitment to his community extended beyond the classroom, as he actively engaged in numerous civic organizations. Among these, AGLO, a Catholic LGBT church group, held a special place in his heart, providing him with a sense of belonging and support as he continued to spread love and acceptance.
As we bid farewell to Ted, we take solace in knowing that his light continues to shine through the cherished memories he leaves behind. He is mourned deeply by his best friend, numerous colleagues, and, most importantly, his beloved partner, whose love and companionship brought joy and warmth to his heart.
Thaddeus "Ted" Wiecek's life was a testament to love, compassion, and the relentless pursuit of making the world a better place. Though he is no longer physically with us, his spirit will forever live on in the lives of those he touched.
May he rest in eternal peace, forever remembered and forever loved.
Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, IL