The Patriarch of the Krupnicki family and Mahany Welding Supply passed away on Sunday, June 2nd of natural causes.

Ted was born and raised on a farm in Wyoming County, NY. He served his country in World War II as a member of the US Army, stationed in the Philippines. Upon returning from the war, he moved to Rochester and took a job with Mahany Welding Supply. In 1959 he purchased the company.

For 37 years Ted was the owner and President of Mahany Welding Supply and worked there a total of 65 years. He loved the welding industry, particularly new technology. He was well known and revered for his problem solving skills, relishing opportunities to help make his customers more profitable.

His warm nature, generosity, and ability to tell a joke endeared him to all who knew him. Years after his retirement, customers continued to ask about him and comment on how much he was liked. His business philosophy of “we don’t have customers, we have friends who buy from us” is embedded in the culture of Mahany Welding Supply and a key component of the company’s continued success.