Bethard, Travis William, 47, of Clearwater, Florida, departed this life on Monday, May 28, 2018. He was born on June 15, 1970 in Springfield, Ohio, to Cathy (Kaitis) Bethard and the late George W. Bethard. He was a graduate Dixie M. Hollins High School and The University of South Florida earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology, an industry in which he worked for over 20 years.
His fondest memories were of fishing, boating and water skiing on the Ohio River as a young boy, and along the Rainbow River as a young man. Travis loved spending time at Walt Disney World and Busch Gardens with his family and friends. Traditions, including The Florida State Fair in February, PhilFest in the Spring, 4th of July at Dad’s, Howl-O-Scream with the gang in October, EPCOT’s Food & Wine Festival and Thanksgiving Dinner in November, along with concerts with ‘Smitty’ & Sheila, were very important to him. His pastimes included NASCAR race day on Sundays, watching 80’s movies, old Seinfeld episodes, and listening to music, especially Grunge.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother Cathy (Kaitis) Bethard, sister: Kris Frazho, niece: Kaitlyn, nephew: Kyle, sister & brother-in-law: Leeann & Mike Addison, half-sister: Tandy Hinshaw, half-brother & sister-in-law: Brett & Ann Lehman’ his fiancé: Marjorie Salgado, and many other loving relatives and friends.
On behalf of his beloved girls, Papi & Daisy, and in lieu of a service or flowers,
please donate in his honor to The Humane Society of the United States [https://secure.humanesociety.org].
MERRITT FUNERAL HOME
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Donations may be made to:
Humane Society of The United States
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