December 14, 2022 at 05:36 #74236TonyParticipant
I hear he died. Very sad news.December 14, 2022 at 05:43 #74237Mild MitchParticipant
He will definitely be missed. Sad indeed. I feel fortunate to have been involved with him and all you here.
MitchDecember 14, 2022 at 06:31 #74238MichuParticipant
That is very sad, i often wondered how he is doing because he hasn‘t posted for a long time and i hoped he is doing well. That makes me very sad to hear about his passing.December 14, 2022 at 10:42 #74239Rik HovingKeymaster
A very, VERY sad day.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Torchie will be missed… a lot!
Enjoy the beauty of CustomizingDecember 14, 2022 at 14:05 #74240Larry PointerParticipant
Thank you, Rik. This is the first I have received. I’m so appreciative that the news came from you. You have brought together so many of like passions, to sharings on the CCC. Sharings about the beauty of customizing, for sure, but so much more than that one common interest. Friendships have grown, all around this old World, because of your vision, Rik Hoving. So many of us feel this loss and sadness, but also the humble realization of the precious gift of friendship you have given.
Karl “Torchie” Gilewicz became a very special friend. When he shared in October that he was facing that inevitable end time, we formed a pact. I would send a note daily, both of us knowing no response was possible. Just sharings of the spirit. Friendship is the most precious treasure in life.
LarryDecember 14, 2022 at 14:21 #74241kristopher hopParticipant
Just read this on the HAMB. I didn’t have to much interaction with him but he was definitely a big help with my taillight project.December 14, 2022 at 16:00 #74242DavidParticipant
Sad to hear. I was always inspired by his determination to keep moving ahead despite the things that would hold back folks made of lesser “stuff.” When he sold his 41 car/truck and money was tight, that didn’t stop him from finding something that fit the budget that he could make something cool out of. Quite the impressive guy and I will miss seeing what he is up to. Prayers for his family and friends.December 14, 2022 at 16:38 #74243Bert GustafssonParticipant
I’m really sorry to hear that, RIP Torchie.December 14, 2022 at 17:14 #74244bob tindaleParticipant
Very sorry to hear of his passing. RIP Torchie.December 14, 2022 at 18:36 #74245Mild MitchParticipant
I must say, Torchie was very inspirational to me. Not only what he took on, but under the circumstances he was always dealing with in his daily life. He was one of very few that helped me realize what might be possible as far as creating something from nothing. He made me believe I could do things that I otherwise would not take on.
Larry, I am happy you were close with him enough to be of comfort and solace. And I truly feel honored to have known Torchie here. And Rik, thank you. I too am indebted to all here. For the free-flowing knowledge, help and openness this community provides each of us. We have lost an incredible guy and friend to all of us.
MitchDecember 14, 2022 at 22:14 #74246Quentin HallParticipant
Oh Torchie, I’m really gonna miss your sense of humour. Your toughness in tackling insurmountable problems and still having a laugh at the end of the day.
A good man that will live on in our hearts.
Thankyou for giving to us all.December 15, 2022 at 13:59 #74247AnonymousInactive
That is really sad. Prayers to friends and family. May he RIP and cruise in heaven.December 16, 2022 at 09:08 #74248Dave (a.k.a. rodncustomdreams)Participant
We will miss his eternal optimism and his way of continually finding creative ways to make his projects that much more unique..
Jus' creepin' along..December 16, 2022 at 14:23 #74249Dave TartagliaParticipant
Damn. RIP, Torchie.December 18, 2022 at 07:32 #74252Ian GibbonsParticipant
I was just thinking about Torchie the other day and was worried that his health may have taken a turn for the worse given his lack of posts lately Not at all the news I wanted to hear. He will be be missed.
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