Theodore Vincent Ocepek
May 25, 1928 - March 5, 2022
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Theodore Vincent Ocepek, age 93 of Clymer, New York passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022.  Born May 25, 1928 in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Tortorici) Ocepek.  He married the love of his life, Genevieve Talpas, on June 18, 1949. Ted spent 30 years as a news …
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Ronnie H. left a message on March 11, 2022:
My deepest condolences to all the family and loved ones. Tom, I am so sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your parents, however, in reading about your father’s sense of humor, wit and storytelling I now know who you take after! It’s never easy loosing a parent. You carry him with you every day. Sending light and love. 🕯 Ronnie H.
Larry Anderson left a message on March 10, 2022:
I knew Ted from CH-5 and he always had a smile and a greeting. I liked doing things for him such as ordering parts and repairing his photog equipment. He was a great person to know. My condolences to his family.
Brian Archer left a message on March 8, 2022:
When I started working at WEWS-TV in 1975, Ted was already an established news photographer. Just starting out, I would load and develop his film in the processor. Later, when I became an editor, I would edit his film footage for the nightly newscasts. Eventually, when I became a news photographer, I was able to get to know Ted much better, because now we worked in the same department. He had so many stories about his experiences, about television news and about life in general. I always enjoyed our conversations. He had much to offer. Memories of him and our talks always bring a smile. Rest well, Sir. Brian Archer
Jenny Crimm left a message on March 8, 2022:
One of the highlights of my communication career was knowing and working with Ted. He was not only a highly professional photographer he was a faithful friend. In addition, he was a wise 'sage' sharing humorous observations about riding on the 'media merry-go-round: i.e. " Broadcasting is the only business where the 'cream' sinks to the bottom and in which you suffer from jet lag without ever travelling anywhere". I'm so fortunate that our paths in life crossed and extend my sincere sympathy to his loved ones and hope that their memories of marvelous moments they shared together will keep Ted alive in their minds and hearts forever. Jenny Crimm
Marie Graf left a message on March 8, 2022:
Ted was such a great guy. He went out of the way to help a newbie (me) when I first started at WEWS. And then acted as a mentor when I took up film, and then video. We shared a love of our ethnic backgrounds and the great ethnic foods of Cleveland. Prayers for his family - he loved you all so much.
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Jan Jones left a message on March 8, 2022:
Oh how much I enjoyed Ted's twinkle! It was so good to share his energy and his smiles as a young talent at WEWS. What a great legacy to leave...positive, hard working, happy. Thank you, Ted. May God continue to bless you. xo Jan Jones
Steve Molnar left a message on March 8, 2022:
I also had the privilege of knowing and working with Ted as an engineer at Channel 5. He was a happy, light-hearted person, fun to be with and a good smile. He also was a great “shooter” and able to tell the story with his video. I think many enjoyed knowing Ted. Glad he was able to write his book. Another good guy will be missed, gone from earlier Broadcast days. It was a good era. We’d like to offer our condolences along with others to his family. You’re in our prayers, God comfort the family. In Sympathy, Steve & Donna Molnar,
Debbi Casini Klein left a message on March 8, 2022:
I worked with Ted at WEWS back in the 80's -- he was such a delightful man -- smart, witty, professional, and just an all around great guy. I started as an intern and worked my way up to producer, and he was always my biggest cheerleader. It was a blessing to have known him. My deepest condolences to his family.
Debbie Sobe left a message on March 7, 2022:
My fondest memory of Uncle Ted was bragging to my friends about having an uncle that work for Channel 5 and knew Dorothy Fuldheim. Rest In Peace Uncle Ted ❤️
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