Ted Heiks has passed

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Dustin, May 8, 2022.

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    This is incredibly sad. I had no idea. Thank you for sharing this. He was one of the OGs who truly made this site great.

    Just in case the question comes up, this is not a mixup with someone else named Ted Heiks. All of the biographical information in the obituary lines up with everything we know about Ted. Including his middle name, birthday and degrees. There are also multiple obituaries out there for him, including those printed in his local newspaper.

    This is our Ted that we lost. We will miss him dearly.
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Oh no! I wondered whether something was wrong when we hadn't heard from him in a while, but this is awful. I'm so saddened by this.
     
  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    RIP to perhaps the most prolific poster in DI history.
     
  5. Remington Steele

    Remington Steele New Member

    I am very, very sad to know this. He was a good man, a fair man, and a good friend for many years in the early days of DI.
     
  6. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Oh dear, I didn't know who Ted was, I was more of a lurker while I was on here, just digging for details on degree programs and options.
    I've read a few of his posts before, I am somewhat saddened by the news. RIP, Ted. BTW, how did you find out about this news Dustin?
     
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  7. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Ted was consistently and especially generous in sharing what he knew or what he could research about distance education programs. He also had distinctive and reasoned perspectives on countless off-topic discussions. He left this corner of the world much better.
     
  8. Charles Fout

    Charles Fout Active Member

    So sorry to read this. He was definitely a valued contributor here for many years. Praying for his family.
     
  9. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Just happenstance. I happened to Google his name after writing in the reading thread and realized the obituary details lined up with what I knew about Ted.
     
  10. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    He will be missed. He could sure read. He was voracious
     

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