Mr. Thaddeus “Teddy” Bethany died peacefully in Monterey, CA on April 1st, at the age of 62 years of age. Thaddeus is survived by his daughter Jackie Lexingten. Teddy was born on May 14th, 1956 in San Luis Obispo to Rebecca and Nathaniel Bethany. He graduated from Cal Poly Technical Institute in 1978 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He remained unmarried but fathered his daughter Jackie with Wendy Villacruz. After moving to Monterey, CA, Thaddeus began working for Avila Construction as a Project Manager. Over the next few years, he worked tirelessly to help build a future for his newborn daughter. After she had left home, Thaddeus briefly moved to Santa Cruz as a semi-retired state worker. His daughter remembers him as a hard-working and dedicated father who encouraged her to pursue their goals. Thad was also an accomplished guitarist and often played locally at bars and venues near his home. He was a sharp and witty jokester who loved to pull practical jokes on friends and family and who was passionate about them as well. Thaddeus was always one to lend a helping hand. He was an active and dedicated member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and frequented it as much as he could with his grandchildren, Gillian and Lucas. His funeral was on April 6th, 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. The family would like to extend their thanks to everyone who attended for their hospitality and kind words during his service. May Thaddeus Bethany rest in peace and may God be with you.